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  Irrigation & Fertigation Manager


Job Description :

A leading farming group currently has the position of Irrigation & Fertigation Manager available. Located on the North Coast of KZN the role will entail managing the irrigation and fertigation on 210ha of macadamias (50 irrigation blocks, fully computerized).

The position reports to the Farm Manager and direct reports will include the Irrigation Team Leader as well as general staff underneath him. The successful candidate will amongst other things be responsible for:

  • The optimal functioning of the irrigation and fertigation station and associated infrastructure (including repairs and maintenance);
  • In consultation with the Farm Manager, the management of the fertigation program for the orchard;
  • Recording and monitoring appropriate data including monitoring of soil moisture through soil probes and field tests;
  • Monitoring of plant health through field observations and leaf samples.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualification and experience:

  • Broad experience in irrigation and drainage with exposure to managing fully computerized systems.
  • Experience in drip irrigation and fertigation will be preferred.
  • An excellent understanding of plant nutrition and fertilization, specifically relating to orchard/ tree crops.
  • A hands-on, practical approach with good general maintenance ability.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.
  • Strong staff management experience.
  • Ability to communicate in Zulu.
Salary Details:

The company offers a basic salary (related to experience) plus appropriate work vehicle and potential for bonus earnings, depending on performance. Accommodation is not available on the farm itself and will be for the incumbents own account. 


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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