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  Macadamia Farm Manager - KwaZulu-Natal
 
Position:
  Macadamia Farm Manager
 
Location:
 

KwaZulu-Natal

 
Job Description :
 

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A well-established farming operation inland of Port Shepstone, KZN currently has a position available for a Senior Farm Manager.

The role reports to the Directors/ Owners and requires an experienced, hands-on manager to oversee all day-to-day operations on the farm with a focus on the 125ha of macadamia trees (various ages).

There is a labour force of around 50 people, including a senior Induna. Working closely with the Owner, duties will involve the following key aspects:

  • Oversight of the macadamia operations on a daily basis.
  • Calculating tasks for staff, supervision of work and dealing with any disciplinary issues.
  • Assistance with mechanical maintenance and breakdowns.
  • Planning & farm records; Diesel recons; Wages etc.
  • Meeting with fertilizer and chemical reps and planning of fertilizing and spraying of macs.
  • Attending Macadamia Grower days & workshops.
  • Overseeing Secretary/Admin.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience as a farm manager with specific experience in macadamia production and tree management;
  • Fluency in isiZulu;
  • Excellent labour management skills;
  • Strong general mechanical experience and aptitude, including welding ability and minor tractor and machinery servicing skills;
  • Good general administrative skills (record keeping, budgeting, cost control etc.)
   
 
Salary Details:

A negotiable salary is offered, depending on experience. A secure 3 bedroom farmhouse is available. 

 
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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