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Assistant Macadamia Farm Manager


KwaZulu Natal

Job Description :

An opportunity for an Assistant Farm Manager has arisen with a certified organic macadamia nut farming and processing operation based inland from Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal.

95% of product is exported and the operation is growing and expanding annually. Processing is conducted in an on-site facility. The role will entail assisting the owner with all daily operations on the farm, including general maintenance (small repairs on irrigation, fencing etc.) and staff management. Other duties will include:

  • Orchard management (planning, planting, fertilization, harvest planning, pruning, orchard hygiene maintenance etc.);
  • Staff work plans, task allocation and motivation;
  • Related administrative tasks- inventories, record keeping, production documentation.

This is a small but very efficient operation which requires excellent attention to detail and someone who is hands-on, versatile and highly organized.

This position would best suite a candidate with a good general agricultural background who is keen to learn and grow in this kind of setting, using an organic system approach.

Other requirements include:

  • A relevant tertiary agricultural qualification;
  • Some hands-on farming experience in an intensive environment;
  • A valid drivers’ license;
  • Prior labour management experience;
  • Good communication skills (English and Zulu);
  • Computer literacy;
  • General maintenance skills (able to make basic repairs, welding ability a bonus);
  • Able to learn quickly and accurately implement systems;
  • Willing to assist with weekend duties.
Salary Details:

A basic salary will be offered in line with experience. Accommodation is provided in a secure cottage on the farm, along with a work vehicle. 


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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