Block Supervisor

Good orchard hands have the opportunity to grow into a block supervisor role. This is a hands on job working with staff on day to day on all the activities of growing great fruit.

Key tasks

  • Plans and leads fertilising and spraying tasks on assigned blocks to ensure work is performed accurately,
  • Monitors irrigation programmes and responds as needed,
  • Ensures pruning is performed to maximize regrowth for the following season with an efficient use of allocated staff and resources,
  • Ensures all thinning programmes are performed with an efficient use of staff and the work is completed with balanced growth for optimum fruit maturity,
  • Plans and coordinates staff requirements for the harvest in association with other orchard management and ensures crop picking is achieved in accordance with company quality and productivity standards,
  • Leads and effectively manages permanent and seasonal staff in orchard operations to achieve the goals and objectives of Birdhurst,
  • Contributes to health and safety leadership by ensuring all health and safety plans are complied with and staff are fully engaged in health and safety in their work areas.

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