Horticulturist / Orchardist (12456)
Horticulturist / OrchardistIf you have experiences growing large orchards, we may want to see you! Our client is a large Fruit Growing operation in the PNW and is looking for an experienced Horticulturist / Orchardist / Agronomist to support the success of this growing operation. There is a lot of opportunity in this role and we are looking for that person who can rise within the company to take on more responsibility as they grow.Key Responsibilities for the Horticulturist / Orchardist Develop their own team to provide agronomic support to the operation, bringing along junior personnel to support broader agricultural teams and growers. Although research experience is not imperative, this leader must have the aptitude and desire to guide field research to develop empirical data to support larger decisions. Oversee the success of over 1500 acres of fruit tree production, ranging from 1st year to full maturity. Make sound agronomic recommendations on the health and wellbeing of the trees for maximum production. Set a high standard for success and strive to achieve that.Ideal Candidate for the Horticulturist / Orchardist Minimum Bachelor Degree in Horticulture or related field. Higher degree preferred, but would look at experience in lieu of higher degree. Have that ability to walk into an orchard and evaluate what is going on to make recommendations for improvement. If you have been a #2 in a large orchard and are ready for that #1 spot! Someone who has worked in Stone Fruits, Apples, Pears, etc., or some nut crop orchards. Must have proven track record of success in an agronomist/horticulturist role with LARGE orchard experience. Greater than 5 years’ experience in production, consulting of tree fruit crops.This company is an excellent company dedicated to success. They offer excellent wages, insurance and benefits. Relocation packages are available for the right candidate. Keywords: Horticulturist, Orchardist, Agronomist, Permanent Crops, Tree Fruit, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Nut Trees *Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Horticulturist / Orchardist job.Apply for this job.