A leading vegetable grower supplying major retailers in Gauteng requires a hands-on Assistant Maintenance Manager. The farm is well developed, with 430 of the 500 ha currently under vegetation. Operations include large scale farming using conventional farming techniques as well as hydroponics and processing, packing, and distribution.
Must have good knowledge of refrigeration, and experience with maintenance of processing and packing equipment will be an advantage. The successful candidate will understand the requirements of basic maintenance. The successful candidate will also be responsible to obtain the best and most cost-effective suppliers and obtaining quotes.
The successful candidate will eventually be responsible for all maintenance on the farm and packhouse, preventative maintenance, budgets, and management of staff.
The successful candidate must preferably be in possession of a certified trade certificate, i.e. fitter and turner, millwright.
At least 2-5 years farm or FMCG maintenance experience which could include: Refrigeration, plumbing, farming and packhouse/processing equipment, technical & mechanical experience, basic welding, generators etc.
Must have good interpersonal skills and organizational abilities.