Starke Ayres: Research Field Assistant
|Client||Starke Ayres (Pty) Ltd.|
|Reference #||Starke Ayres: Research Field Assistant|
|Location||Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa|
The above position has become available in our Research Department at our research facility in Oudtshoorn (Goedgeluk Farm). The purpose of this role will be to assist the Plant Breeders and Production Officers with the general field duties, data collection and reporting, as well as controlling field workers, equipment and material.
Assists with the general field duties which includes but is not limited to: propagation and transplanting of seedlings, plot land preparation, crop production (tillage, planting, cultivation, spraying, harvesting), accurate data collection, irrigation operation (drip and overhead), and equipment (tractors, implements, irrigation) maintenance and repairs
Ensures tasks are executed to an acceptable standard of accuracy and research protocols.
Supervises planting, harvesting, pollinations, and fertilizer / spray applications and seed preparation / storage
Oversee productivity of sub-ordinates, and overall quality of work.
Matric certificate with Mathematics, Biology and / or Science
Practical experience in both open field and protected growing environments
Strong communication skills in English
Valid driver’s license essential
|Job Closing Date||31/05/2017|