Fruit Farm Supervisor (Stone/Pome)
(Preference will be given to single males currently living in and around Western Cape that is available to start 1st or 15th October 2021)
Showcase your hands-on Technical skills to assist with the day to day running of a well-established fruit farm situated in the picturesque Piketberg area.
The farm consists of 28ha of which 17.64 ha consists of stone fruit and 11.07 ha of pome fruit. Boegoe and tea of about 25ha and Proteas of 15ha. makes up the rest, roughly covering 70ha.
Minimum of 6 years relevant work-related experience
South African citizen - fluency in Afrikaans and English
It is essential that the person should have basic knowledge and experience in the application of pesticides, fertilizer, water, planting, soil preparation, nursery irrigation and monitoring of temperatures (Owner will assist with training)
Computer skills essential
Technical/Electrical know how - (Must know your way around a toolbox)
Excellent people management skills
Must be able to handle work pressure and tolerance to handle conflict situations
Own Transport with clear Code 14 drivers’ license
Sober habits and no Criminal record
Hardworking, committed and loyal person with no hang-ups to go the extra mile
Physically fit and healthy as this is a hands-on position
Assist with the day to day farm operations as required
Trouble shoot and general maintenance of farm equipment, water pumps and vehicles etc
Supervise and lead (30/60) staff by example and not be scared to get their hands dirty
Assist in the warehouses/nursery
Harvesting normally starts from the beginning of October to March, and the flowers start from February. The Tea is cut in January and the boegoe in May.
You will liaise with the technical consultant that visits once a month to give advice about feeding, pruning, ground and leaf analyses and makes general suggestions.
The poison representative visits once a week and gives the recommendations regarding the pesticides. Work cards are filled in by the supervisor
Supervise spray and fertilizer programs
Stand in for Owner as and when needed
Ability to drive a truck, tractor and forklift
Ensure the safety of the farm and staff
Salary on offer is R15 000 per month plus Benefits include;
3 bedroom/2 bathroom house with outdoor braai area
Free Domestic - 2 days per week
Mobile allowance, Hospital plan
Use of Farm Vehicle, but not for personal use
Send your detailed CV, ID and Drivers License to;
If you do not hear from us within one (1) week of your submission please understand that you did not meet the requirements.