Research Field Assistant Required – Apply Now

Research Field Assistant Required – Apply Now. Company
Plennegy

Reference #
Plennegy: Research Field Assistant (Oudtshoorn)

Contract Type
Permanent

Salary
Market Related

Location
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa

Introduction
The above position has become available in our Research Department at our research facility outside Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. Reporting to the Plant Breeder of the Onion Breeding Programme, the purpose of this role will be to assist with the general field duties, as well as controlling field workers, data collection and maintaining equipment.

Job Functions
Research

Industries
Agriculture,Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture,Research

Specification
Responsibilities include:
Field Assistant for the Onion Breeding Programme.
Supervise planting process and field preparation.
Supervise plant husbandry including irrigation, weed, insect, disease control and pollinations.
Supervise and execute data collecting and harvesting of plants.
Ensure tasks are executed to a high standard of accuracy and research protocols.
Oversee productivity of sub-ordinates, and overall quality of work.
The position will require travelling off-station from time to time.
Working in an open-air environment directly exposed to weather conditions.

Requirements
Minimum requirements:
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 and English.
Valid driver’s license essential.

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