Location
Suffolk
Position
Site Maintenance Technician
Chemical, Agronomy, Nutrition
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Reference
VAC - 15464
Job Description
WHAT’S THE JOB? SITE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? One of the leading garden care companies in the world with an array of the best known and most trusted brands in the market today, brands which have dominated the market for over 50 years. 

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Horticulture – Lawns Specialists

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED?  Competitive salary + excellent benefits

WHAT’S THE LOCATION? Suffolk

WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE ROLE? Responsible for preparing & maintaining the Research Station’s trial areas, in order that trials can be conducted per the annual research program with an optimum organisation to deliver key data defined by the business; ensuring the grounds of the research station are maintained at an optimum level.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepare and maintain research areas at the research station 
  • Maintain the research station at the optimum state of readiness and implement a rolling weed control and horticultural cleanliness throughout the year with peak focus for key stakeholder events such as research field visit and customer tours
  • Maintenance of machinery and experimental site preparation
  • Adapt to specific techniques required for successfully implementing the Research program (e.g. establishing weeds in turf) & propose improvements for preparation / maintenance of sites for experimental purposes, as required
  • Manage EH&S (Environmental, Health & Safety) for continued operation of the research stationResponsible for ensuring that all work is carried out safely, in accordance with the Company’s Environment, Health and Safety policies and instructions
  • Actively participate to the quarterly EH&S meeting on site, and conduct at least one EH&S audit and report on site per year
  • Maintenance of machinery and experimental site preparation equipment
  • Employee training, support and management of permanent and temporary staff
  • Record details of site preparation and maintenance
  • Manage the work on site with external contractors plans, organise and induct external contractors that work on site
  • Ensure new contractors are approved in line with Company policy and have the appropriate training records
WHAT QUALITIES/SKILLS DO I NEED? 
  • Relevant qualification in a biological discipline
  • FACTS BASIS or a certification in Horticulture 
    PA1, PA2 and PA6 – essential
  • NEBOSH and Chainsaw license – desirable
  • Full UK license and other licenses preferred (forklift)
  • Organised and self-motivated
WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW? In the first instance, please forward your CV together with a cover note and salary requirements and all successful candidates will be contacted within 14 days of us receiving your application. Please note that all applications will be treated in confidence. Send to [email protected]

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