Farm Manager - Citrus - Patensie

Thursday, 16 June, 2022
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747


  • Degree in Agriculture or work experience equivalent working in fruit /Vegetable Production (preferably citrus) 5 + years
  • knowledge of crop management; including soil, crop rotation, succession planting, weed management, harvesting etc. They work well with people, have great problem solving skills, and know how to motivate others.
  • Organizing and planning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Resilience
  • Energy and Drive
  • Quality orientation
  • Integrity
  • Team Player
  • Ability to encourage and motivate crews
  • Knowledge of soil and nutrient management, crop planting, , pest and weed management and pre harvesting handling
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Multi-task oriented and organized
  • Ability to contribute ideas on how to expand and diversify the operation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer skills (Excel, Word, Email)
  • Ability to make independent decisions


  • Effective workforce management, coordination and development
  • Management of diseases and pests
  • Water management and pruning of trees
  • Establish new orchards
  • Farm records and documentation
  • Practical maintenance
  • Stock control
  • HR functions
  • Communication to Packhouse
  • Manage, direct, and organize daily, and weekly production plans; look to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Oversee production personnel to ensure compliance with company policies and safety procedures
  • Track labor and product yields daily
  • Verify accuracy and quality of product
  • Partner with Food Safety to ensure all areas are in compliance with production and safety processes
  • Supervise all tractor drivers and irrigators daily
  • Ensure and improve employee safety knowledge through trainings and communications
  • Troubleshoot quality issues
  • Monitor sites on daily basis; track soil health and water quality
  • Oversee equipment, and organize repairs and maintenance
  • Other duties

Overall Management of Farm