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Senior Spray Operative - Full-time, Permanent - €30,000 - €35,000

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  • Date Listed 26/07/2018
  • Location
  • Advertised By Private
  • Job Type Full-Time

Senior Spray Operative - Full-time, Permanent - €30,000 - €35,000

Keeling’s is an Irish-owned family business with over 2,000 employees across 5 Divisions - Keelings Retail, Keelings Market, Keelings Farm Fresh, Keelings International and Keelings Solutions. We have operations in Ireland, the UK, China and Holland. The turnover is in excess of €350 million and is in significant year on year growth.

Keeling's focuses on growing, sourcing, shipping, marketing, sales, and distributing fresh produce and supplying first-in-class produce-specific ERP software solutions, consultancy and management services on a global scale.

We are currently looking for an experienced Sprayer Operator to join our team here in Keeling's farms in Swords , Co.Dublin. We've been growing since the 1930s and we believe our expertise gives us a defining competitive advantage in the production of soft fruits, top fruit, salads and flowers.

Duties

  • Spray crops using various equipment
  • Be able to drive various tractors and purpose built Machines
  • Manage a small team of around 4 Operators
  • Keep stock control of chemical and fertilizer store
  • Be able to carry daily maintenance of machinery
  • Record and schedule servicing of Machinery
  • Be able to calibrate sprayers
  • Understand the importance of harvest intervals
  • Keep accurate records of spray applications (knowledge of Muddy Boots software would be useful)
  • Basic skills in daily repairs
  • Spray Crops on time and effectively
  • Comply with Government legislation

Experience/Qualifications

  • Must be able to speak and read English
  • Experience with agro-chemical application
  • Spraying Certified would be an advantage
  • Agricultural diploma or degree would be an advantage
  • Computer literate

Personal Specifications

  • Honest
  • Hardworking and efficient
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Accurate
  • Be prepared to sometimes start early (During peak season)
  • Be prepared to sometimes work weekends (During peak season)
  • Be prepared to work some evenings (During peak season)

There is a competitive base salary and lots of opportunity to progress your career with Keeling's.

Looking forward to receiving your CV and would be delighted to answers any questions you may have.


Thanks.


Daire O'Farrell


Keeling's Recruitment.

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