Plennegy Research: Research Field Assistant

Company Plennegy Research
Reference # Plennegy: Research Field Assistant (Jacobsdal)
Published 08/11/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Jacobsdal, Free State, South Africa
The above position has become available in our Research Department at our research facility in Jacobsdal. The purpose of this role will be to assist the Programme Manager (Onion Breeding Programme) with the general field duties, data collection and reporting, as well as controlling field workers, equipment and material.
Job Functions Research
Industries Agriculture,Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture,Research
•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.

•Matric certificate with Mathematics, Biology and / or Science
•Tertiary qualification in Agriculture / Horticulture an added advantage
•Practical experience in both open field and protected growing environments
•Strong communication skills in Afrikaans
•Tractor driving experience
•Valid driver’s license essential

Job Closing Date 22/11/2021