SPRAY RIG / COMBINE HARVERSTER OPERATOR & MAINTENANCE – FM1862

Bergville Area – KwaZulu Natal: Our client seeks to employ a Spray Rig / Combine Harvester Operator & Maintenance.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Agricultural Diploma advantageous but not essential
  • Previous farming experience with maize & soya essential
  • Previous Proven experience in driving the following:
    • Tractors
    • Combines
    • Self-propelled sprayer
  • Computer literate
  • GPS experience
  • Previous beef farming experience advantageous
  • Proven experience in maintaining the following
  • General maintenance
  • Irrigation & pumps
  • Welding
  • Pumps
  • Must be hands on, trustworthy & disciplined, and able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to speak Zulu
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Valid drivers license

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Understanding of Cattle:

  • Inject and identify sick animals
  • Brand, dehorn, castrate and tattoo calves
  • Draft cattle
  • Run a seasonal feedlot
  • Work out rations and quantities / day / herd
  • Estimate Weights
  • Ear tag and Ear notch

Understanding of Cropping

  • Spray crops, pesticides and herbicides
  • Plant Crops
  • Identify disease and pests
  • Irrigation schedule
  • Understanding of soil health and fertility
  • Understanding of fertilisers
  • Mixing of chemicals

Understanding of Machinery

  • The use of GPS
  • The use of crop maps
  • Setting of the following equipment:
    • Spray
    • Fertiliser
    • Planter
    • Combine Harvester
    • Pivots and Pumps
    • Tractors and Tillage Equipment
    • Baling Equipment
    • Storage of Grains and treating thereof
  • Driving machinery

General Maintenance:

  • Cut and Weld Well
  • Strip and Fit Bearings
  • Limited Knowledge of Electrics
  • Maintain and look after a house, garden and swimming pool

Staff Requirements:

  • Understanding and communicating with staff
  • Monitoring overtime and recording overtime
  • Monitoring casual labour and recording days worked
  • Motivation of Staff

General Requirements:

  • Recording Diesel Pump and usage
  • Recording Cattle Numbers
  • Recording Irrigation Schedule
  • Recording Chemical Spraying
  • Be fit, energetic, be willing to learn and grow with the business

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=FM001862&preview=5f013966ed0978cb67c831234d7f5ea7