apiary operations officer in Hobart

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hobart, tasmania
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emma churchill, randstad
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Your new employer

Randstad Hobart have partnered with Bejo Tasmania due to an exciting growth stage to assist in recruiting the right people to join their developing and expanding beekeeping team.

Bejo Tasmania is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bejo Zaden BV, a worldwide developer and producer of quality vegetable seed varieties. Headquartered in Warmenhuizen, Holland, Bejo Zaden is recognised for its innovative breeding, reliable varieties and high quality seed.

Your new role

We are currently seeking an Apiary Operations Officer to join Bejo Tasmania. In your full time role you will work closely with the Apiary Manager in the delivery of beekeeping operations and lead the beekeeping team state-wide. The position can be based at either Richmond or Plenty. This is a leadership role, working across different locations and often outdoors.

The specific role is varied and will include:

  • Planning and coordination of beekeeping activities for the beekeeping team.
  • Hive management to maximise crop pollination and health of hives, hive construction and maintenance.
  • Rearing of Queens for hive-splitting or Queen replacement.
  • Transportation and delivery of hives for pollination.
  • Training and continual development of your team.
  • Development of the apiary to service pollination requirements.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Have knowledge of modern and commercial beekeeping practices.
  • Be able to work flexible hours, including outdoors and away from home.
  • Have leadership experience.
  • Hold a truck, forklift and chainsaw licence and a first aid certificate (or be willing to obtain these).

In return Bejo Tasmania offer:

This is a great opportunity to work with a global, innovative and growing international agricultural leader. We will provide you with access to training and support to further your knowledge of commercial beekeeping. In addition, we offer an RDO program that provides an additional 6 days off per year.

If you BEElieve you have the required knowledge please apply online now with cover letter and resume.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Emma from Randstad Hobart on 03 6212 7500.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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