estate manager – hermanus

Our client, situated in Hermanus, has this exciting vacancy available for an Estate Manager to oversee the whole function of the Estate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12. Tertiary qualification an advantage.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an Estate Manager working on a farm environment
  • Good mechanical, welding and auto electrical knowledge of agricultural equipment and vehicles.
  • Computer literate – proficient in E-mail, Excel, Word and internet.
  • Administration and report writing skills.
  • Experience in procurement of agricultural equipment, tractor and vehicle spares and parts.
  • Code 8 Driver’s License. Code 10 an advantage.
  • Good communication skills in English and Afrikaans. Xhosa an advantage.
  • Staff management skills.
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends and in all weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of large-scale crop production.
  • Knowledge of ground maintenance and gardens.

 Main Responsibilities

  • See to the repair and maintenance of vehicle fleet and equipment.
  • Workshop Management – Ensure that all maintenance projects are planned and prioritized, and a register of all maintenance carried out on farm machinery, vehicles and implements are maintained
  • Field Maintenance- Develop, implement and monitor field maintenance schedule of areas to be serviced, nature of work and completion dates
  • Human Management – Determine labour needs and prepare labour plan to carry out duties within specific deadlines for all departments within the site function.  
  • Basic construction and building maintenance including electrical work.
  • Stock and Logistics Management
  • Health & Safety – Ensure adherence to health & safety policies
  • Compilation and timeous submission of reports.
  • Procurement:  obtaining quotations and purchase orders; collection and distribution of purchases of equipment for workshop and Estate.
  • Staff management.
  • Operate effectively in a pressurized agricultural environment.

Enquiries: Contact our Recruitment Department at 081 219 2117

Job Category: Agriculture Soft Fruit Farming
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hermanus
Closing Date: 15 June 2021

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