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Irrigation Manager (pivots)


North West

Job Description :

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A leading, large scale potato producer in the Christiana area currently requires a suitably qualified and experienced Irrigation Manager.

The incumbent will take on the demanding and important role of ensuring that over 700ha of pivot-irrigated crops are correctly and efficiently irrigated and that all related maintenance, faults and scheduling are properly taken care of.

The position includes staff management (2 foreman and 30 workers) and will involve stand-by shifts in season.

Specific duties will include:

  • Management of pivots and irrigations systems;
  • Paying careful attention to irrigation schedules;
  • Monitoring water pressure to prevent faults;
  • Managing a workforce (including instructions, oversight, performance appraisals and discipline);
  • Managing chemical and fertilizers through the irrigation system;
  • Maintenance on pumps and pivot points.


  • At least 5 years of hands-on work with pivots;
  • Proven management-level experience;
  • Good general crop production knowledge/ background;
  • Excellent staff management ability;
  • Reliable, honest and self-confident personality;
  • Able to work independently and with own initiative;
  • Strongly detail-oriented and able to work accurately with consideration for the bigger picture;
  • Good general electrical/ mechanical knowledge relating to irrigation, pumps, pipes etc.
Salary Details:

A market-related salary package is offered with includes a basic salary, 13th cheque, housing and a vehicle for work use.


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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