FARM MANAGER – FM1693

Stellenbosch Area – Western Cape: Our client is looking for a Farm Manager to join the team.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant tertiary education in Agriculture or Horticultural fields
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing a team on a farm environment
  • At least 3 years’ experience with large scale irrigation systems
  • Experience driving a John Deere tractor
  • Experience with road building practices on farms
  • Experience with farm dam maintenance and management
  • Keen knowledge of integrated pest management solutions
  • Chemistry knowledge with regards to soil and water analysis
  • Resides within 30km of the farm in order to come out for irrigation emergencies, or willing to relocate
  • At least an C 1 driver’s license
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Computer literate
  • Read and write in English

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Always reliable and on time
  • Ability to work within a budget
  • Ability to keep record and manage the annual water quota allocation
  • Always using safe working practices and driving
  • Ability to maintain high productivity and meet targets on a daily basis.
  • Act in a trustworthy and responsible manner always.
  • Equipment is kept clean and well maintained on a daily basis
  • Of sober habits
  • Non smoker

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Day-to-day management of farm personnel, vehicles, and equipment
  • Daily Irrigation computer management and scheduling – adjusting schedules with the weather
  • Daily record keeping and management of the Theewaterskloof water quota available for the year
  • Implement and monitor spraying and fertilizer schedules
  • Management of the following teams: staking, irrigation, maintenance, pest control and fertilizing and any other team required by management
  • Management of the upkeep and safekeeping of all tools and equipment used in their various teams
  • Management of equipment purchases within budget
  • Follow any other instructions that may be given to them by management
  • Responsible for the discipline of the personnel under their supervision.

 ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

To apply CLICK THIS LINK and upload your CV https://webapp.placementpartner.com/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM001693&preview=140747ba2665fa68c590a063d803dd67