Starke Ayres: Farm Foreman (Greytown)

Company Starke Ayres (Pty) Ltd.
Reference # Starke Ayres: Farm Foreman (Greytown)
Published 08/01/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The above position has become available to join our Research Department in Greytown.
Job Functions Research
Industries Agriculture,Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture,Research
•Manage the field preparation, fertilization, irrigation and crop husbandry on the research farm.
•Manage weeds and pests to maintain pasture and crops.
•Controls land preparation activities in line with the Breeder’s requirements.
•Manages the use of general farm resources (tractors, trucks, implements, irrigation equipment).
•Responsible for the maintenance of farm vehicles, infrastructure and farm equipment.
•Submits monthly and other reports to the Breeders and Station Manager as required.
•Responsible for obtaining quotes, ordering and purchasing of chemicals, coal, fuel, fertilizer, safety equipment, propagation material, packing material, pollination material, stationery and kitchen equipment in line with requirements and budgets.
•Controls the supervision of farm labour (temporary and outsourced) and administration pertaining to payroll data, including attendance registers, overtime schedules and leave schedules.
•Responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Multispan on the Research farm.
•Tertiary qualification in Agriculture / Horticulture
•Min 3 years’ experience in a similar role
•Excellent computer skills (Excel & Power Point – Advanced essential)
Job Closing Date 09/02/2019
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