Assistant Production Manager

Full Time
  • Post Date: 12 June 2018
  • Apply Before: 20 June 2018
Job Description

Our client is a leading grower, packer and exporter of fresh fruit(citrus and table grapes) in South Africa. Their production units are situatedacross the Western Cape, with their head office in Bellville near Cape Town.The company has a vacancy for an Assistant Production Manager at theirSteenebrug farm in Piketberg. The position will report to the ProductionManager and is available immediately.

 

Minimum requirements:

A tertiary qualification in agriculture or a relevant qualification

Recently graduated up to three years’ experience in the cultivation oftable grapes and/or citrus

Experience in the preparation, harvest and packing of table grapes andcitrus will be advantageous

Knowledge of maintenance (irrigation systems) will count in your favour

Experience in the handling of teams of workers

Knowledge of table grape and/or citrus production practices such aspest control, pruning, harvest and packing

Computer literate – Outlook, Internet

Code 10 drivers licence will be beneficial

 

Main duties:

 

Production

Irrigation scheduling

Application of fertilizer

Pest and plague control

Weed control

Planting of citrus and vineyards

Pruning

Personnel and administration

Labour planning

Recordkeeping

Finance

Cost control by focusing on productivity

Any other related duty that might be required of you from time to time

 

 

Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:

a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (MS Word format), inclusive of contactand email information

a covering letter motivating the application

an indication of current and expected remuneration

availability

contactable referees

 

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date,please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listedcandidates will be contacted.