Shongweni Area – KwaZulu Natal: Our client is looking for an Assistant Technical Manager to join the team.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.


  • A degree or diploma in Agriculture
  • Previous hands-on operations management work experience (preferably in a controlled environment production facility or with perishable products)
  • Will be required to do weekend-duties duties as and when required
  • Foundational knowledge of FSSC 22000 and or Global Gap
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (fluency in English & another local language)
  • General understanding of mechanics and maintenance
  • Computer Literate: Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Syspro would be advantageous
  • Must be a fast learner and numerically sound
  • Excellent people and negotiation skills
  • Experience working in a unionized environment
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport essential


  • Managing the growing process
  • Ensuring that the scheduling of the farm is correct
  • Ensuring that all operational inputs are managed correctly
  • Planning the operations and manning levels accordingly
  • Ensuring that the process methodology is adhered to
  • Managing quality and yield
  • Monitoring the entire production process from compost yard to harvesting
  • Planning machinery routine maintenance schedule
  • Completion of growing charts and conducting all required calibrations and checks in the growing rooms
  • Updating all spreadsheets and necessary reports


  • Managing costs
  • Ensuring that all raw materials are in line with budgets
  • Ensuring that all chemicals are in line with budgets
  • Ensuring that labour costs are in line with budget
  • Ensuring that overtime is in line with budget
  • Managing and controlling the requisition of temporary staff
  • Managing the requisition of growing materials


  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managing HR practices and ensuring compliance with company policies
  • Ensuring that employees are trained and developed
  • Managing the performance of employees


  • Managing Health and Safety, housekeeping & FSSC22000
  • Attending the Health and Safety Meetings
  • Ensuring that all internal FSSC22000 and Global Gap audits are prepared for timeously and successfully completed
  • Ensuring that housekeeping in all areas is according to the required standards


ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

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