Syngenta – Agronomy Assistant Supervisor (Irrigation).

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Role Purpose

To monitor and control water treatment, ferti-irrigation processes, greenhouse climate for the R&D site.

Key Responsibilities
•    Ensures sterilization of irrigation water as per the protocols to achieve the set standards.
•    Ensures conditioning/treatment of drinking water to make it fit for human consumption.
•    Samples the different input and drain solutions in different crops and crop stages for analysis by site lab or an accredited laboratory whenever required.
•    Ensures, through active consultation, that correct recipes as formulated by the Quality & Agronomy Lead are adopted as per the crop needs/lab analysis for quality seed production.
•    Ensures timely requisition and mixing of fertilizer in the different stations within the R&D site. 
•    Ensures timely dosing of various fertilizer recipes, at the Main station and sub stations to achieve the desired target pH/EC.
•    Monitors irrigation of the crops in the greenhouses to ensure it is done with prevailing weather conditions in mind.
•    Ensures greenhouse climate is controlled through setting the right parameters for each crop on the climate computer(s) to achieve conducive growing conditions.
•    Ensures that all Fertigation machines and equipment (including drip lines) are in good working condition and promptly report any malfunction for repair.
•    Supports the production team on matters regarding water management to achieve a healthy crop throughout the growing cycle.
•    Facilitates Crop protection activities through drip irrigation (drenching) in liaison with the Crop Protection Supervisor when needed.
•    Ensures all irrigation and Climate related data is collected, tabulated and presented on time for analysis and decision making.
•    Ensures supervisors on duty are briefed on fertigation processes including trouble shooting and reporting during weekends and or holiday duties for prompt remedial action in case of system failure.
•    Ensures all equipment and structures are serviced regularly, calibrated and records kept accordingly (In liaison with the Quality and Agronomy Lead & NSPP Technician -Engineering Operations).
•    Ensures adherence to Phytosanitary standards in all Fertigation processes to control plant pathogens.
•    Ensures all QMS documents related to irrigation are reviewed regularly to update any process changes.
•    Enforces HSE rules and regulations and champions the implementation of the Syngenta HSE policy in all business operations.
•    Any other tasks & projects as may be allocated from time to time.

Qualifications and Work Experience
•    Minimum Diploma in Water and irrigation management, Horticulture/Agriculture or related field. 
•    Up to 3yrs in a relevant field
•    Knowledge in hydroponics preferred

Work Related Skills 
•    Computer skills 
•    Communication skills.
•    Analytical skills
•    Organizational skills

Personal Attributes
•    Integrity
•    Team player
•    Patience
•    Pro-active

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