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  Agricultural Assistant (mechanical / maintenance) - Swaziland
 
Position:
  Agricultural Assistant (mechanical / maintenance)
 
Location:
 

Swaziland

 
Job Description :
 

A well-established export avocado and timber operation in Swaziland currently has a fixed-term vacancy for a hands-on Agricultural Assistant. The farm is located approximately 45km from Piet Retief in the Nhlangano area of Swaziland.

An initial contract period of 6 months is proposed with potential for extension to two-years.

The role will be broad in scope but encompass the following main responsibilities:

  • Assisting with avocado orchard maintenance activities (spraying, pruning etc.);
  • Land prep for further planting;
  • Workshop operations: maintenance and repairs to vehicles, implements, pack house etc.;
  • Road maintenance;
  • Irrigation scheduling and maintenance;
  • Management of fire breaks and fire protection;
  • Hands-on general maintenance on the farm (building, basic electrical, plumbing) and plumbing
  • Management of staff, including the security team;
  • Weekend standby duties (every second Sunday, time off given in lieu of standby duty).

The position will best suit someone unencumbered who is available at fairly short notice and willing to relocate (valid passport required). working hours will be 6h30 to 16h30, Monday to Saturday.

Requirements:

  • Matric, a relevant qualification (agricultural/ mechanical) is preferred;
  • A hands-on agricultural background (cropping preferred);
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with proven experience in general farm, implement and vehicle maintenance;
  • Exposure to irrigation scheduling and maintenance;
  • A solution-oriented approach and willingness to get stuck in wherever needed;
  • Good staff management ability.
   
 
Salary Details:

A basic salary will be offered which will be dependent on experience/ qualification. A farm vehicle and fully furnished accommodation (including lights & water) will be provided.  

 
Contact:

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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