Northwest University Vacancies – Technical Supervisor

Website North West University

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of staff and management of production in the crop section of the farm
  • Engage in community outreach activities
  • Management of on-farm sales of farm produce within Marketing of Agricultural Products Act 47, 1996, Meat Safety Act 40, 2000, Animal Health Act 7, 2002, etc. and obsolete assets while adhering to all NWU policies in that regard
  • Perform responsibilities as assigned by the Farm Manager and Director for School of Agricultural Sciences
  • Management and production of pastures within acceptable norms and standards
  • Ensure conducive conditions to enable smooth running of research projects and teaching/learning (WIL – Work integrated learning)
  • Ability to assist with Farm Administration, personnel, biosecurity and the day to day running of an effective and efficient farming enterprise
  • Ability to assist with financial management and planning, that include budgeting, financial management and control, cash flow management, farm sector financial viability evaluations
  • Ability to do/supervise maintenance of farm – infrastructure, machinery, equipment, implements, fences, etc.
  • Management and production of crops and pastures within acceptable norms, standards and legislative frameworks (Animal Protection Act, etc.)

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to know the weather occurrences of your farming area, and interpret it for optimal production
  • Ability to operate farm machinery and perform basic mechanics repairs and maintenance
  • Ability to supervise Unit Supervisors, Tractor Drivers and Farm General Workers and manage them as a team to facilitate optimal production within the teaching (WIL) and research environment
  • Knowledge of farm planning, financial management, budgeting and evaluation
  • Understanding of the Basic Conditions of Employment
  • Manage Agronomy field, orchard and greenhouses
  • Manage and maintain irrigation inside greenhouses and at the field
  • 3 years experience in farm management is essential
  • Ability to work with Academics and Researchers
  • Understanding the management and production practices of the enterprises to be undertaken
  • Knowledge of agricultural maintenance of farm, farm infrastructure, equipment and machinery
  • B Qualification (Preferably Diploma/Btech) specializing in Farm Management is essential
  • B Qualification (Preferably Diploma/Btech) specializing in agronomy/horticulture/crop Science is desirable
  • Registration with the SACNSP is desirable
  • 3 years experience in agronomy field, orchard, greenhouses and management is essential

Job Details:

Company: North West University

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Mahikeng, North West, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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