sexta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2016

Eng. Agronomo

Função - Test Plot Assistant – Agronomic Engineer
The Test Plot has an important role as a research and development farm for studying and selecting Driscoll's varieties, adjusted to the different production systems in Portugal. Therefore, it is essential that the variety adaption studies are managed with the highest standards, as it is critical for the future development of the business globally.
This position have, as primary responsibilities, assist in field management to ensure that crops are being grown to the fullest of its genetic potential and perform all necessary evaluations for horticultural traits on strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry selections, both in substrate and in soil.
•Ensure well balanced plants growth and good plant uniformity, according to best agricultural practices
•Run proper nutrition programs, for all crops, both in substrate and soil production systems
•Ensure plant health by monitoring pests and diseases and applying sustainable control methods
•Monitor harvests and ensure trial plot data's accuracy
•Prepare fruit samples for weekly fruit tests
•Keep tracking on relevant technical records and meet certification requirements
•Strive to innovate and adapt new growing techniques to improve the quality of the crops
•Be part of a highly diverse intercultural team and interact with others specialists, in a continuous learning experience
•Any other tasks requested by management which is expected to be within the job holders qualities and qualification
•Create the believe in and execute the Driscoll´s Mission, Vision & Values
Education & Training required:
•Completed university degree in Agriculture/Horticulture is necessary
Prior working experience valued:
•experience with soft fruits and/or variety evaluation
•experience in growing crops in soil and substrate systems
Languages & Competencies:
•Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese with excellent communication skills
•Language skills in Spanish is a plus
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
The ideal candidate is a team player, with an open-mind and flexible attitude to work hours, due to the seasonal nature of the crops, responding positively to different opinions and changing priorities within the test plot.
With great attention to detail and good organizational skills, the candidate should be a self-starter, independent and good problem solver, with great communication skills.
Cross cultural or previous international experience is a plus.
If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements, then please send your CV and a cover letter, both in English, to Vasco Costa, at   

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