Strawberry farm caretaker (student job)

You’ll take care of the maintenance of our strawberry test center

Job description

At our test center, we grow strawberries that later on will be picked by our autonomous strawberry picking robot. While the strawberries are starting to grow, we are looking for a caretaker of the strawberry plants and test premises.

 

Your tasks will include:

  • plant health: hanging leaf ropes and bunches, monitoring the general health of the plants, …
  • weeding between plants and removing obsolete plants or flowers
  • checking the drippers and positioning the strawberries for optimal robot picking
  • arranging and refilling pots
  • picking strawberries  
  • general garden maintenance
  • ...

Your profile

  • You have strong affinity with flora, experience with strawberries is a plus
  • You’re a green thumb, although it’s a plus if you’re obtaining or have obtained a degree or course on agriculture, green management, plant techniques, plant and environment, ... or another relevant field of expertise
  • You’re minimum 18 years old and are able to get to Haasrode Research Park
  • You’re free during July (half time or full time)

Our offer 

This is a student job for the month of July, half time or full time. 

The location of the test center is close to our offices at Leuven (Research Park Haasrode).