Starke Ayres: Research Field Assistant

Client Starke Ayres (Pty) Ltd.
Reference # Starke Ayres: Research Field Assistant
Published 19/04/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa
Introduction
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.
Job Functions Research
Industries Agriculture
Specification
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.
Requirements
 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
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