Growing and producing the finest quality produce in the world is no small feat. NZ growers are known for exceptional quality, using front edge technology to provide a product that can feed the growing population, but also producing these foods in a way that is not harmful to the environment. A career on orchard is rewarding, with many opportunities and career progression.
Consider a career in ‘Production’ if you are interested in:
Potential Careers include:
Responsible for the orchard/commercial vegetable garden in its entirety. Establishing goals and plans to reach targets. Also responsible for budgets and securing enough resources to meet the needs of the orchard/commercial vegetable garden. A critical part of this role is staff management.
Responsible for the orchard/commercial vegetable garden’s sustainability initiatives, ensuring it meets requirements of NZGAP or other Food Quality Programs. Implement requirements to fulfill Quality Assurance Programs. Liaise with orchard manager and staff.
Leading hand supervisor
Specialised plant husbandry, grafting, irrigation/fertigation, frost protection. Completing tasks unsupervised. Has ability to oversee duties of staff and report back to managers.