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Trainee Fruit Packhouse Manager


Western Cape

Job Description :

An expanding blueberry and pome fruit farming and packing business currently has an exciting opportunity for an intelligent and motivated young graduate to join their team in the role of Trainee Packhouse Manager. The position is based in the Western Cape.

The position will be geared towards developing specific skills and abilities over three to five years so that the incumbent will eventually be able to assume full responsibility for tasks in the packhouse. Core Skills that will be developed:

  • Packaging planning and scheduling;
  • Optimal pack-out percentages;
  • Quality control and food safety;
  • Team-building, motivation and management;
  • Time and production management.


  • Matric with good results in mathematics. A further qualification would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of pome fruit packing would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of systems.
  • Basic technical knowledge.
  • Good attention to detail & ability to cope with complexity.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively on all levels in English.

A high energy level and a work ethic that stresses accuracy, thoroughness, drive and integrity is essential and the candidate’s trainability will be seen as more important than their qualifications.

Salary Details:

A cost to company monthly salary, depending on experience, will be offered. Benefits such as a 13th cheque, and contributions toward a pension fund and medical aid are offered.


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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