Trainee: Farm Nursery

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Role Description: Become an integral part of the Tropical Fruit World family as a Trainee in our Farm Nursery Department. This role is a blend of practical nursery skills, teamwork, and a deep connection with the world of tropical fruits and plants. Reporting to the Nursery Supervisor, you'll play a key role in maintaining the health and vibrancy of our nursery. Here's a snapshot of your responsibilities:

  • Conduct day-to-day general nursery duties and maintenance as directed by supervisors.
  • Engage in retail nursery maintenance, including hand pruning, weed removal, and watering.
  • Continuously expand your knowledge about the plants and fruits on our farm.
  • Participate in nursery potting and propagation of plants.
  • Carry out nursery operations and maintenance, including applying fertilizers as instructed.
  • Assist in specialized techniques such as air layering and grafting.
  • Perform daily machinery maintenance and pre-start checks, including operation of farm machinery like buggies and farm utes.
  • Contribute to workshop tidying and maintenance.
  • Be involved in soil conservation activities including tree planting and mulching.
  • Check and assist in maintaining water systems (pumps, tanks, etc.).
  • Undertake domestic duties when required, e.g., rubbish disposal, sorting, labelling plants, administrative tasks.
  • Manage irrigation tasks, including laying lines and managing water output to crops.

Teamwork and Communication:

  • Enhance the team environment with your behavior.
  • Foster a participative and cooperative team environment.
  • Engage in work-based team activities and work effectively as a team member.
  • Seek to enhance performance, job satisfaction, and productivity within the team.
  • Exhibit exceptional problem-solving and planning skills, including preventative maintenance.
  • Demonstrate a 100% commitment to the role and Tropical Fruit World, with flexibility, honesty, and strong time management and organizational abilities.
  • Maintain open, positive communication with managers and other staff.

Key Result Areas and Accountabilities:

  • Be contactable via radio at all times.
  • Treat colleagues with respect and ensure all communication is honest and conducted with integrity.
  • Utilize prioritization and time management skills to effectively and efficiently accomplish tasks, both individually and as a team.
  • Always ensure punctuality and adherence to the policy and procedure manual.

What We’re Looking For:

  • An energetic, self-motivated, and resourceful individual passionate about tropical fruits and plants.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Someone with a strong knack for problem-solving and planning.

Perks of the Job:

  • Immersive experience in the world of tropical fruits and plants.
  • Opportunity to develop valuable skills in nursery management, plant care, and teamwork.
  • Be part of a dynamic, supportive team in a unique and inspiring environment.
  • Enjoy generous staff discounts across all departments.

Join us at Tropical Fruit World and embark on a fulfilling journey where your passion for nature meets professional growth🌱

Apply today by emailing your application to: