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Working with us here at CHAP Towers, you will have the chance to carve out your own career in the exciting Agri-Tech sector. Don’t delay and apply today…

Crop Technician, Natural Light Growing Centre



Full Time, Permanent


37.5, Monday-Friday


Based on experience


Wellesbourne Campus, Warwick University


Our Company

Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) Ltd is one of four UK Agri-Tech Centres launched under BEIS supported by Innovate UK in 2015. As a unique, independent nexus between UK government, researchers and industry, CHAP builds innovation networks to identify and accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to drive transformative change in sustainable crop productivity. CHAP is seeking a Crop Technician, for the Natural Light Growing Centre.


The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Crop Technician to work at our Natural Light Growing Centre on the University of Warwick Wellesbourne Campus. The successful candidate will be involved in the production of various crops to a high specification, disease- and pest-free, and on time for customer selling programmes.


About the Role:

As a Crop Technician it will be your job to:

  • Grow high quality plants to customer specifications.
  • Irrigate and feed all crops.
  • Apply spray materials as instructed by the Growing Supervisor.
  • Complete daily crop walks and identify areas within the crops which require improvements.
  • Record irrigation and applications to provide complete traceability for all our crops.
  • Liaise with management and partners to ensure crop requirements are met.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Writing of standard operating procedures
  • Use of spray equipment
  • Reporting of progress
  • Manual handling of produce boxes (not above 25kg)
  • This role will involve some working at height


Candidate specification
Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  • We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals
  • Whilst a background in horticulture would be an advantage, keen and interested applicants would also be considered
  • You will also be an excellent people person and have experience of working within a team. The candidate must be available to work regular weekends and overtime as needed
  • Spray licence is an advantage but training can be given


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