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Trainee Certification Official



Job Description :

A non-profit company which provides support to the potato industry currently has a vacancy available for a Trainee seed potato Certification Official, to start in May or June of 2018.

The position will entail a two year period of training based in Christiana (North-West province). Thereafter the candidate may be required to relocate.

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the certification of seed potatoes planted in their area. This involves all aspects of the certification including: registration of units, field inspections, taking of samples, tuber inspections, certification of lots and associated administrative tasks.


  • A relevant agricultural Diploma or Degree with Plant Pathology and Agronomy as subjects.
  • Physically able to work outdoors in the field (a lot of field work is involved with extended hours in season).
  • A valid drivers’ license.
  • Fluency in Afrikaans and English.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Full computer literacy.
  • May not be colour blind.

This is an excellent entry-level role for a candidate with excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, willingness to perform routine work, the ability to learn quickly as well as a keenness for field work and a “hands-on” nature.

Salary Details:

A salary package is offered which includes a basic salary, company medical aid and pension contributions and a company vehicle (once training has been completed).


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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