FruitOne is a pioneer in the South African citrus cultivation and export market.

We thrive to attract and retain ambitious, independent, dynamic and resilient candidates who will flourish in a community- and family-orientated agricultural environment.

 

TECHNICAL MANAGER

Geographical Area: Limpopo Farms

Reference: TM-2102

Remuneration Package: Negotiable

JOB SUMMARY

The successful candidate will be responsible for controlling and reporting on the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process of the group farms.  Weekly visits to the group farms to assess their IPM and Agronomy. Assisting farm & area managers with technical advice & new developments in the area of IPM and Agronomy. Transitioning the group to a greener and more environmentally sustainable future.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • BSc Degree in Environmental Science (Integrated Pest Management) and/or equivalent qualification
  • BSc honours or MSc Masters would be seen as an added advantage
  • At least 2-5 years’ experience as a Technical Manager, Entomologist and/or Agronomist within the Citrus industry would been seen as a recommendation
  • Proficient knowledge and/or practical experience in fertilizing and spraying management within the citrus industry
  • 10-15 years’ experience in pest, fertilizing and spraying, management if the candidate has no relevant qualification applicable to the position
  • Strong understanding and theory of IPM
  • Strong understanding of quality management assurance and export compliance within the export industry would be seen as an added advantage
  • Experience in independently compiling & reporting to top and senior management on a monthly and weekly basis
  • Keeping abreast with the latest developments in the entomology & agronomy fields

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • The ability to optimally function within a team and/or independently
  • Target driven, self-motivated and at all times accountable
  • Strong interpersonal skills and intrapersonal skills
  • Diversity management skills
  • The ability to work extra hours and work efficiently under pressure
  • Demonstration of language proficiency to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of our farms
  • Able to shift strategies and accept other’s viewpoints in order to adapt quickly and effectively to changing situations
  • Proven record to follow through on projects from start to finish
  • Strong assertiveness skills
  • Computer literacy with good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and technological farm systems

RECRUITMENT PROCESS DETAILS

Attractive fringe benefits.

Remuneration Package: Negotiable during the interview process

Starting date: As soon as possible

Closing date: 30 June 2021

Email your CV to careers@fruitone.com or apply on our vacancies portal

Please take note when applying for the position ensure you meet the minimum requirements and indicate the advert reference when applying via email.

Please be informed that if you don’t hear from us within 14 days after the closing date, unfortunately your application was unsuccessful.

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