• Holly Millen

Pest Control (Agronomy) Support Technician

Send your CV to holly@interpersonneluk.co.uk

Agronomy Support Technician

Kent based

Our client is an industry leader in the supply of fresh produce to a large number of supermarket chains and other outlets. They are currently seeking an opportunity to recruit an Agronomy Support Technician to be home based but possess a full driving license (business car provided) to attend several farm sites.

A hands-on role, this is a great job opportunity for the right candidate seeking to develop a career in commercial horticulture;


  • Placing monitoring traps on farms and servicing these traps at agreed intervals

  • Identifying, recording and reporting trap catches

  • Carrying out sampling work for a range of invertebrate pests

  • Carrying out sampling work for our developing disease monitoring programme

  • Carrying out sampling and monitoring work for our crop development and physiology programme

  • Reporting findings to appointed personnel and growers in a time sensitive manner

  • Ensuring that all the necessary materials are available, and carried as stock in order to complete these tasks

  • Undertake trials and development tasks as required

Person Specification

  • A strong appreciation of the business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges

  • An interest in biology and the ability to quickly learn pest identification and lifecycles following appropriate training

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • A hands-on approach to monitoring and a reasonable level of physical fitness

  • A capacity for working alone, under your own initiative and at remote locations

  • Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate, and develop relationships with a wide range of personnel

  • A proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests

  • Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required, especially during the height of the season!

  • Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel

  • A full driving licence and confidence with distance driving to reach some farms

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