Crop Caretaker

Crop Caretaker

(full-time – 37,5 hours, location De Kwakel NL)

Our Research & Development Vegetables department, is responsible for breeding and developing new vegetable varieties. To support these tasks, we are looking for a motivated Crop Caretaker.


What you will do

You will work in a small team of crop caretakers on all cultivation aspects in support of breeding trials. This includes spotting diseases and insect pests, spraying with pesticides and general greenhouse and field work such as sowing, growing plants, planting and harvesting. To perform these tasks, various machines such as tractors with spitters, lawnmower and fertilizer spreader will be used. If you like, you can learn to use the climate computer and make planning.

What we expect of you

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with a passion for plants and preferably with an agricultural education and/or relevant experience in cultivation. You like to roll up your sleeves and keep a cool head during busy periods. You master the Dutch and/or English language, are flexible, service-oriented and enjoy learning. Having a sprayer’s license is an advantage. Finally, you are willing to work weekends now and then.

What we do for you

Takii has gained a special reputation as a good employer. We do our utmost to create a beneficial working environment that meets the conditions for you to enjoy your job. That works well for both you and Takii!

You will receive a salary that grows with you as you make your mark in the organisation. For most positions, overtime is either compensated or paid.

Takii naturally wants to maximise your talents. In our organisation there are plentiful opportunities for you to grow and develop yourself. And if you grow, you also get to blossom. We are always looking for future leaders and specialists at all levels in the company.

Introducing Takii

Takii is an ambitious and innovative company in vegetable and flower breeding. Takii exists to make the world a little happier. With our motto “creating tomorrow today” we consider it our mission to enrich people’s lives by breeding unique vegetable and flower varieties and producing and selling seeds.

Takii originally began as a Japanese family business. We are proud of its rich tradition. With independent branches worldwide, Takii is at home in every culture. Also in yours.

How we do things

Takii may be characterised as an intentionally flat organisation. This means that we are all available to one another, because only together can we reach our goal. Our people are team players for whom quality, respect, and reliability come naturally. Everyone at Takii takes their responsibility and shows initiative. We consider this very important because Takii wants to be an agile customer-oriented company.

Apply now!

Will you join our team to create tomorrow’s world today? We are looking for that one unique candidate and if that is you, we would love to receive your application!

Please send your application (CV and motivation) to Kim Boekraad, HR Advisor, via the ‘apply now’ button.

Working with multiple crop types is challenging and requires teamwork, but producing high quality plants with colleagues is rewarding.

Stefanus van Heerden
Cultivaton Specialist
We’d like to receive your CV and motivation. You’ll receive a confirmation of receipt from us immediately.
Introductory meeting
If we see a match, we’ll be happy to send you an invitation for an introductory meeting. This can take place via Teams or on location. During this conversation you’ll meet your future manager and the HR manager. You will be asked exploratory questions and there is room for your questions also.
On-site job interview
You will be invited to the Takii Europe head office for the second meeting. You get a first impression of our organization and you can meet future colleagues. In this meeting the activities of the position and collaboration with other colleagues/departments are discussed in further detail. Some of these colleagues are also present during the conversation. A great opportunity to ask them what their working day looks like and what drives them.
Assessment and reference check
If you are the candidate we want to hire, you are almost there! Depending on the position for which you are applying, an (online) assessment may be part of the procedure. During the procedure, HR does a reference check to hear good stories about you and your work.
Then follows the terms of employment interview and congratulations to you on your new job! We look forward to seeing you on your first working day at Takii Europe!

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