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Hydroponic Farm Manager Job at Corporate Staffing Services Ltd: 2018

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Our Client is an innovative hydroponics farm located in the outskirts of Nairobi, and produces a variety of vegetables on several acres of open soil. They seek to recruit an experienced hydroponics grower who will be responsible for the production of greenhouse-grown high-quality horticultural crops, optimize farm operations and maximize production outputs to realize revenue.

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Cost Controller Job – Food and Beverage at Corporate Staffing Services Ltd: 2018

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Hydroponic Farm Manager
Location: Outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type: Farming
Job Summary

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the production of greenhouse-grown high-quality horticultural crops, optimize farm operations and maximize production outputs to realize revenue.

Job Description

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  • Managing all on-farm activities to include planning of all seeding, nursery, growing and harvesting
  • Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, packaging, grading and equipment maintenance
  • Management, training and supervision of all farm staff
  • Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures or to identify problems and initiate corrective action as necessary
  • Oversee the Nutrient balancing and management of the hydroponics system, plant health, control of pests,
  • Water quality testing (including pH, EC, temperature and other critical parameters Stock control;
  • Adherence to and where required improvement of Standard Cultivation Operating Procedures and health and safety requirements, and ensuring that all farm activities are carried out accordingly
  • Providing periodic operations reports to the management team, reporting on progress vs targets and production reports
  • Requisition or purchase of supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts/lubricants, tools and implementation of stock control measures.
  • Ensure adherence to Horticultural Crops Development Authority regulations, including Food Safety and Quality, Environment Safety and Workers Welfare, Health and Safety
  • Post-harvest processing including storage and packaging in preparation of sale
  • Coordination with logistics and sales staff to ensure correct timing of harvest-ready produce

Minimum qualification

  • Degree in Agricultural Sciences/ Horticulture
  • Must have minimum of 2 years’ experience in hydroponics farming (nutrient formula, preparing solutions, nutrient requirements, deficiencies, toxicities, pH, Do, conductivity, salinity, growth regulators)
  • Extensive practical experience and knowledge about cultivating common greenhouse crops
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Knowledge of organic farming and permaculture techniques is an advantage
  • Keen on learning, growing, and contributing with a small team of experienced people in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently while contributing in a team environment
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in all MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong leadership capabilities with minimal supervision and ability to take initiative.

How to Apply

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Interested and qualified candidates should their CV quoting the job title in the email subject (Hydroponic Farm Manager) to [email protected]. Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

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Application deadline: Friday 30th November 2018

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