Published
November 24, 2021
Location
Krugersdorp, South Africa
Job Type
Job Category
Agronomy (crops) and horticultural production, Equipment manufacturing and maintenance, General management, Inspection and Auditing, Plant propagation and nursery management
Accept Terms and Conditions
Yes

Description

A pot-plant nursery located in Krugersdorp is looking for a full-time Grower.

The appointed grower will:

  • Ensure correct installation and operation of all fertigation and heating systems.
  • Ensure optimum moisture and nutrient levels at all growing positions.
  • Ensure optimum climatic conditions at the various production locations.
  • Ensure compliance with established production protocols within the company by means of an internal auditing process.
  • Conduct and submit weekly crop counts for general planning and marketing purposes.
  • Manage the accurate administration of Farming for the Future / Global Gap auditing data requirements.

 

To successfully manage the allocated tasks candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a mature personality with a high degree of responsibility and a drive for excellence.
  • Have sound knowledge of crop production, with a focus on fertigation and climate control.
  • Have experience with the installation and maintenance of fertigation systems.
  • Have experience with the operation and maintenance of hot water boilers.
  • Have good administrative and computer skills (Microsoft Excel).
  • Be able to effectively manage a team of dedicated staff members.
  • Have a proven record in a similar position for no less than 5 years within a professional horticultural and /or agricultural organisation.
  • Should have a tertiary qualification in the field of agriculture / horticulture.
  • Have effective communication skills (oral and written in English). Proficiency in native South African Languages is a pre.
  • Be in the possession of a valid driver's license and own transport.
  • Be able and willing to occasionally work weekend shifts and verify boiler operation status during the night during the winter period.
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