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

  • Realistic / Enterprising

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Knowledge

  • Horticulture principles

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

  • Soil structure

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Watering principles

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

  • Plant harvest methods

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

  • Health and safety regulations

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

  • 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.

  • Quality criteria for storage facilities

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

  • Fertilisation principles

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

  • Greenhouse types

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fruit and vegetable products

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

Skills

  • Select fruits and vegetables

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

  • 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.

  • Provide leadership

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

  • Harvest crop

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

  • Check quality of fruits and vegetables

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

  • 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.

  • Create soil and plant improvement programmes

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

  • Grow plants

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

  • Load picked fruits and vegetables

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

  • Maintain storage facilities

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

  • Make decisions regarding plant propagation

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Optimise production

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 enuring the quality of seed and plants.Sow and plant by hand, using mechanical tools or machinery and in accordance with national legislation.

  • Operate horticulture equipment

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supervise fruit production teams

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

  • Advise customers on storage of fruits and vegetables

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

  • Use agricultural information systems and databases

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

  • Ensure soil fertility

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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