Profession fruit production team leader

Fruit production team leaders are responsible for leading and working with a team. They organise daily work schedules for the production of fruit crops and participate in the production processes.

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Personality Type

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Knowledge

  • Watering principles

    Methods, principles and systems for supplying water to land or crops by means of pipes, sprinklers, ditches or streams.

  • Leadership principles

    Set of traits and values which guide the actions of a leader with her/his employees and the company and provide direction throughout her/his career. These principles are also an important tool for self-evaluation to identify strengths and weaknesses, and seek self-improvement.

  • Soil structure

    Diversity of soil elements and types of soil in relation to plant growth.

  • Fruit and vegetable products

    The offered fruit and vegetable products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Project management principles

    Different elements and phases of project management.

  • Types of storage facilities

    Different types of devices and facilities used to hold information and their quality criterias.

  • Fertilisation principles

    The study of plant, soil structure, climatic and environmental issues in agronomical production.

  • Pest control in plants

    Types and features of pests in plants and crops. Different kinds of pest control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.

  • Quality criteria for storage facilities

    Quality criteria for storage facilities such as safe locking systems, ventilation, regularly inspected fireproofing systems, etc.

  • Plant harvest methods

    The various methods, timing and equipment involved in harvesting different crops and plants.

  • Crop production principles

    Principles in growing crops, the natural cycle, nursing of nature, growth conditions and principles of organic and sustainable production. Quality criterias and requirements of seeds, plants and crop.

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Greenhouse types

    Different types of greenhouses (plastic, glass) and other horticultural facilities such as hotbed, seedbed, irrigations systems, storage and protective facilities etc.

  • Plant disease control

    Types and features of diseases in plants and crops. Different kinds control methods, activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the type of plant or crop, environmental and climate conditions and health and safety regulations. Storage and handling of products.

  • Horticulture principles

    The standard horticultural practices, including but not limited to planting, pruning, corrective pruning, and fertilisation.

  • Environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry

    Awareness on enviromental legislation, policies, principles relevant for agriculture and forestry. Awareness of the impact on the enviroment of local agricultural precedures and practices. Means to adjust the production to new enviromental regulations and policies.

Skills

  • Select fruits and vegetables

    Select fruit and vegetables for picking according to size, colour and ripeness.

  • Load picked fruits and vegetables

    Load picked fruit and vegetables into a container of the appropriate size, taking care to avoid damage.

  • Prepare planting area

    Prepare planting area and soil for planting by for example fertilising, mulching by hand or using mechanical tools or machinery; prepare seeds and plants for sowing and planting by ensuring the quality of seed and plants.Sow and plant by hand, using mechanical tools or machinery and in accordance with national legislation.

  • Nurse plants

    Determine the need for nursing activities and carry out nursing by cultivating, maintaining, watering and spraying the plants and trees manually or using appropriate equipment, taking into account the plant species and following safety requirements.

  • Coordinate greenhouse environment

    Take care of the heating and cooling of greenhouses. Work together with the Grounds and Buildings Manager in keeping the irrigation systems and the horticultural equipment in good condition.

  • Check quality of fruits and vegetables

    Check fruits and vegetables received from suppliers; ensure highest quality and freshness.

  • Operate horticulture equipment

    Operate horticultural equipment and assist with servicing. Ensure that vehicles are roadworthy before starting the work.

  • Execute disease and pest control activities

    Execute disease and pest control activities using conventional or biological methods taking into account the climate, plant or crop type, health and safety and environmental regulations. Store and handle pesticides in accordance with recomandation and legislation.

  • Supervise hygiene procedures in agricultural settings

    Ensure that hygiene procedures in agricultural settings are followed, taking into account the regulations of specific areas of action e.q. livestock, plants, local farm products, etc.

  • Advise customers on storage of fruits and vegetables

    Provide advice to customers on their request concerning the storage of fruit and vegetables.

  • Ensure soil fertility

    Analyse soil to determine type and quantity of fertiliser required for maximum production.

  • Make decisions regarding plant propagation

    Decide on issues regarding business management and further advice for the cultivation of crops and plants.

  • Provide leadership

    Lead and influence others to promote and contribute to policy development, advocacy, extending the boundaries and strategy at various levels.

  • Prepare planting area for planting

    Prepare planting area and soil for planting by fertilising, mulching and performing weed control. Take the conditions of the area, soil and plant type into account.

  • Store products

    Store products to ensure the quality and in accordance with standards and regulations. Ensure the stock facilities are kept according to hygiene standards, regulating temperature, heating and air conditioning of storage facilities.

  • Use agricultural information systems and databases

    Use relevant information systems and databases to plan, manage and operate agricultural enterprise and production.

  • Monitor fields

    Monitor orchards, fields and production areas to forecast when crops will be fully grown. Estimate how much damage the weather may cause to crops.

  • Supervise fruit production teams

    Supervise the fruit production crews by planning, assigning and evaluating their daily activities.

  • Process fruits and vegetables

    Process fruits and vegetables refer to all kinds of methods and techniques used to prepare food products using fruits and vegetables as raw materials.

  • Manage contracts

    Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.

  • Make independent operating decisions

    Make immediate operating decisions as necessary without reference to others, taking into account the circumstances and any relevant procedures and legislation. Determine alone which option is the best for a particular situation.

  • Maintain storage facilities

    Maintain or ensure the maintenance of cleaning equipment, heating or air conditioning of storage facilities and the temperature of premises.

  • Grow plants

    Carry out plant growing activities. Carry out grow control considering the required terms and conditions for specific plant type.

  • Harvest crop

    Mow, pick or cut agricultural products manually or using appropriate tools and machinery. Take into account the relevant quality criteria of products, hygiene prescriptions and use the appropriate methods.

  • Optimise production

    Analyse and identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; formulate and plan alternatives.

  • Create soil and plant improvement programmes

    Develop and advise on implementation of soil health and plant nutrition programs.

Optional knowledge and skills

present the farm facilities assist landscape projects pack vegetables or fruits organic farming agronomical production principles pick orders of agricultural products food safety principles agronomy select adequate packaging for food products ecology maintain technical equipment carry out work related calculations in agriculture perform on-farm product processing assist equipment operation execute fertilisation agricultural business management keep task records develop agricultural production plans food plant design manage agricultural staff recruit personnel handle veterinary emergencies budgetary principles provide agri-touristic services use fruit and vegetables processing machinery agritourism food legislation manage production enterprise manage agri-tourism activites use gardening equipment

Source: Sisyphus ODB