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April

Nursery Team Leader - Tomatoes

COSTA GROUP - Tamworth, NSW

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Nursery Team Leader - Tomatoes An opportunity is available to join the Nursery team in our Costa Tomato business in Guyra, NSW. Our current facility consists of a 0.4ha active glasshouse with ebb and flood tables, producing 750,000 grafted seedlings per annum. The primary responsibility of the Nursery Supervisor role is supervise the Nursery team to ensure we grow and deliver the best quality seedlings, within specification, budget, in full and on time. In addition, the Nursery Supervisor will support the collection and analysis of agronomic and technical data. It's an exciting time to join the team as we prepare to expand our onsite Nursery foot. Our new state of the art 2.5ha nursery facility is under construction and once complete will enable propagation of 1.5 million seedlings per year to support our internal production and external growing partners. The Nursery Supervisor will also support the Nursery Manager and Technical Manager in the commissioning of the new facility, developing new procedures and building the skills and knowledge within our team to ensure the success of the expansion project. The Successful Candidate: * A relevant tertiary qualification (Agriculture or Science Degree Horticulture/Hydroponics) will be highly regarded; * Ability to lead and supervise teams; * Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and across all levels of an organisation * Knowledge of and commitment to quality systems including hygiene and food safety; * Good communication skills both verbal and written; * Strong time management and organisational skills; * Sound IT skills, exposure to Microsoft Office (MS Excel, Word); About Costa Costa is Australias leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables. From this market leading position, we work incredibly hard to keep improving the quality of our produce and the service we deliver to our consumers. With over 60 farms across Australia, our produce categories include: * Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries) * Mushrooms * Tomatoes * Avocados * Bananas * Grapes * Citrus (Oranges, Lemons, Mandarins, Tangelos, Limes, Grapefruit) Our produce is supplied to all major Australian supermarket chains, as well as independent grocers and a range of food industry stakeholders. We also export to Asia, North America and Europe. Costa is committed to sustainable agriculture. Not only is it a key strategy for maximising our profitability, its also crucial to ensuring that our countrys natural resources are utilised in both an environmentally responsible and efficient manner. By taking this approach, Costa grows products which are healthy, safe and of the highest quality, while at the same time protecting and improving the natural environment. About the Tomato Category Our tomatoes are grown 365 days per year in one of Australias largest and most advanced glasshouse facilities, located at Guyra, in the beautiful New England Tablelands region of NSW. To accommodate our continued business growth, a 12 month $67 million expansion project is underway, increasing our production area by 33% and creating an additional 150 jobs onsite. This expansion project will bring our onsite operation to 40ha of glasshouse, 2.5ha propagation nursery, 2 large packing facilities and over 800 staff. Our state-of-the-art glasshouse technology puts Costa Tomatoes at the forefront of innovation in ecologically sustainable practices and sets us apart in the fruit and vegetable industry. We currently grow 9 varieties of tomatoes including large truss, cocktail truss and small snacking. Pay Rate: Costa Tomato Enterprise Agreement Level 3.3 - 3.4 Contact For further information please contact Sam Rogers (Nursery Manager) m: 0417 517 929 e: sam.rogers@costagroup.com.au Full time Job no: TX061 Location: Guyra Category: Tomato Closing Date: Sunday, 18 April 2021

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