Upper Murray Seeds is an independent family-owned R&D focused Agribusiness established in 1993 that distributes seed both nationally and internationally and employs over 30 full-time employees across the group. We require an energetic person with a can-do attitude to join our team in the full-time position of Technical Assistant to be located at the Upper Murray Seeds Research Station in Cressy Tasmania.
Exact Job Title:
Technical Assistant – Research Station
Upper Murray Seeds
Collection of data from our trial sites with a high level of care and attention to detail.
Undertaking practical activities associated with growing seedlings, planting and harvest of our nursery and plant breeding site.
Hands-on role in the care, maintenance, and irrigation of trial sites.
Working in the field under often challenging weather conditions and undertaking manual handling and lifting >10kg
Hands-on role in cutting and measuring pasture dry matter trials.
Assist in the establishment and maintenance of glasshouse seed multiplication.
Practically assist the plant breeding team to ensure the success of breeding and trial programs.
The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and demonstrate an aptitude for farming and hands-on research. Planning, organisation, time management and problem-solving skills are essential to this role. Knowledge of seed, fertiliser and crop protection products would be an advantage. Enthusiasm and can-do attitude rates highly in our selection process. A current unrestricted driver’s licence and Australian citizenship are essential.