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Assistant Farm Manager (Fruit)


Free State

Job Description :

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An established mixed farming operation near Harrismith currently has a position available for an Assistant Manager.

Reporting to the Owner, the Assistant Manager will assist with all day-to-day aspects of the management of 72ha of apples, 10ha of berries as well as assisting where needed with the maize and soyas. Specific duties will include:

  • Day-to-day management of the export apple orchard;
  • Labour management (100 permanent, 250 seasonal);
  • Irrigation management (pivot & micro sprinklers);
  • Data capture & related administration;
  • General hands-on maintenance work, including tractor maintenance;
  • Basic spray calibration.


  • Matric;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred;
  • At least 3-5 years of hands-on orchard experience;
  • Strong mechanical ability;
  • Prior experience in managing irrigation;
  • Proven labour management ability;
  • Good communication skills (English & Zulu/Sotho);
  • Computer literacy.
Salary Details:

A basic salary commensurate with experience will be offered, along with a work vehicle and accommodation on the farm. 


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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