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Skilled Tractor Driver - Sprayer Operator

Salary is in the range of £25,000 pa
Closing date
31 Oct 2021
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Skilled Tractor Driver / Sprayer Operator
Ref: SV/A1060

NIAB is a leading UK centre for plant science, crop evaluation and agronomy, delivering work from its regional network and headquarters in Cambridge. Our field crop research and impartial information is used widely by the agricultural and horticultural community.

We are seeking two conscientious and enthusiastic people to join our trials services team based at our Headquarters in Cambridge which is predominantly arable based. One person to major on our complex spraying operations, the other majoring on tractor/plot combine driving, the role will not be limited to these duties and you will be required carry out a range of other work activities

You will be using a range of bespoke trials and commercial equipment and expected to operate machinery that may use Trimble RTK GPS to carry out tasks such as cultivations, drilling, irrigation, agrochemical application, harvesting and associated activities such as field recording, soil assessments, pruning and general duties, some of which can be physically demanding on commercial cropping and trial plots.

Applicants should enjoy carrying out a range of tasks; have a good standard of education and a full driving licence. Agrochemical application certificates are a requirement of the roles as is holding CPC’s for Forklift and Tractor driving although if not held you will be expected to undertake training to obtain these. Working paid overtime is expected as is working with other teams across the regional Centre network which will occasionally involve staying away from home.

Salary is in the range of £25,000 pa, for a 37-hour working week, dependent on skills, experience, and qualifications.

Further details and an application form are available from our website: or from the HR Office, 93, Lawrence Weaver Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE. Tel: 01223 342203. Email:

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Closing date: 31 October 2021.

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