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Position:
 

Technical Officer (sub-tropical fruit)

 
Location:
 

Mpumalanga

 
Job Description :
 

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A new position in the sub-tropical fruit industry is now available with an established Nelspruit-based concern. Reporting to the Technical Manager, the Technical Officer will assist with all aspects of ensuring that growers are supported to achieve optimal orchard productivity which meets compliance and customer standards. Duties will include:

  • Assisting with farm research trials;
  • Organising and participating in grower training days;
  • Coordinating fruit, soil and leaf sampling with the Technical Team;
  • Managing and updating all technical databases;
  • Supporting the implementation of precision farming practices;
  • Facilitating provision of orchard technical advice to growers;
  • Coordination of student internship programmes.

Requirements:

  • A degree level agricultural or horticultural qualification
  • 3 years of work experience in a technical role (soil science, horticultural science, preferably with an emphasis on orchard crops)
  • Proven technical report writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and deductive reasoning skills with a methodical and meticulous approach
  • Able to plan ahead, multi-task and manage projects in a proactive manner
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication ability
  • Advanced computer literacy
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel as required.
   
 
Salary Details:

A market-related salary is offered.

 
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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