home | about us | employers | jobseekers | current vacancies | contact us
  Assistant Technical Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Assistant Technical Manager


KwaZulu Natal

Job Description :

This position has now been filled, don't miss out on the next one. Send us your CV and we will let you know when a suitable job becomes available.

An excellent career opportunity is currently available with a leading agricultural business. Based at their Shongweni, KZN site and reporting to the Technical Manager, the Assistant Technical Manager will be involved in both the technical and managerial aspects of the operation.

This role will best suit a practical, pragmatic and hands-on manager who enjoys problem-solving in an intensive environment. Key Performance Areas:

  • Developing and implementing appropriate growing techniques and strategies;
  • Monitor incoming raw materials and production processes;
  • Manage and maintain electronic data base of the process;
  • Identify and control mushroom diseases in line with the IPM program;
  • Managing the growing teams to ensure that production is kept to schedule;
  • Managing all processes of the production process from raw materials receiving to harvesting;
  • Forecasting and reporting on growing figures and quality;
  • Benchmarking growing against farming best practice;
  • Maintaining regulatory safety and quality certifications;
  • Implement, monitor, and report on KPIs and budgets.


  • A relevant diploma/degree in agricultural science or Horticulture;
  • At least 5 years of proven managerial experience in the agricultural industry;
  • Knowledge of ISO, HACCP and OSH Act;
  • Knowledge in MS Office and Syspro;
  • Strong planning, organisational and administrations skills;
  • Mechanically orientated will be an advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills with sound leadership ability.
Salary Details:

A market-related cost to company package will be offered to the right candidate. 


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.

Current Jobs

Assistant Vegetable Farm Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Area Manager (Animal Nutrition) - Western Cape

Assistant Seedling Production Manager - Western Cape

Lodge & Administration Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Hatchling Supervisor - KwaZulu-Natal

Agricultural Assistant (mechanical / maintenance) - Swaziland

Dairy Farm / Herd Manager - Southern Asia

Assistant Nursery Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Technical Auditor - Western Cape

Assistant Farm Manager - KwaZulu-Natal

Farm / Property Manager - KwaZulu-Natal

General Manager (Citrus) - KwaZulu Natal

Citrus Packhouse Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Avocado Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Head of Processing - Gauteng

Commercial Manager (Packhouses) - Kenya

Financial Controller - Gauteng

Commercial Sugarcane Grower & Contracts Manager - KwaZulu-Natal

Production Officer (Vegetable Seed) - Western Cape

Horticulturist - KwaZulu Natal

Farm Manager (Arable / Crops) - Eastern Cape

Junior Farm Assistant - KwaZulu Natal

Assistant Farm Manager (Fruit) - Free State

Dairy Manager - Eastern Cape

Warehouse Manager - KwaZulu-Natal

Technical Marketer / Sales Rep - Free State

Farm Manager (Essential Oils) - KwaZulu Natal

Seedling Production Manager - Western Cape

Business Development Manager - Mpumalanga

Warehouse Controller - Gauteng

Sales Manager - Mpumalanga

Supply Chain Manager - Mpumalanga

Assistant Technical Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Junior Feedlot Supervisor - KwaZulu Natal

Seed Sales Rep - Mpumalanga

Head of Agronomy - Kenya

Research Technician - Northern Cape

Production Manager (fruit) - Limpopo

Technical Operations Manager (fruit packing & production) - Limpopo

Assistant Project Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Mechanical Farm Assistant - Eastern Cape

Assistant Dairy Manager - Eastern Cape

Macadamia Farm Manager - KwaZulu Natal

Beef Farm Manager - KwaZulu-Natal

Olive Farm Manager - Western Cape

Farm Mechanic / Maintenance Manager - KwaZulu-Natal

AgriVAS Staff Recruitment - Bottom
Adding Value to your Agri Business


© AgriVAS cc t/a AgriSTAFF