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Administrator: Technical Services



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A leading producer and processor of high quality macadamia nuts has a Pietermaritzburg-based position available for an Administrator: Technical Services.

The incumbent will report to the Technical Services Manager and handle the company administration and liaison with growers/clients (nationally).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing administrative support to the Technical services staff;
  • Collecting and capturing orchard data from growers to update the orchard mapper program;
  • Assisting with organising of study groups (booking venues, catering etc.), grower days and any other–related events;
  • Capturing soil, leaf, field trial and yield data into Excel and other software packages used by the section such as Agriwiz, and in-house Excel spreadsheet programs;
  • Assisting with emailing of farm reports, crop estimates, other documentation to growers;
  • Organising and filing of all Technical Services information (photos, farm reports etc.) on Dropbox and in hardcopy on file;
  • Maintaining grower orchard tree census, nut quality & yield database linked to grower’s orchards;
  • Assisting with signing up of new shareholders by completing all relevant paperwork and keep existing shareholders information up to date.

The ideal candidate should be tech-savvy, able to work independently and use their own initiative as well as possessing the following:

  • Matric but preferably other relevant post-school qualifications.
  • Proven experience in office administration of a technical nature.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to ensure professional interaction with growers/clients.
  • Some experience/background in farming, preferably with fruit.
  • In depth knowledge of Excel (vital!) and excellent working knowledge of MS Office.
  • An organised and efficient approach with a keen eye for figures and detail.
  • Valid driver’s licence and willingness for occasional travel to farms.
Salary Details:

A basic salary will be offered depending on experience/ qualifications. The company pays a 13th cheque as well as offering a retirement benefit. 


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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