Senior Packhouse Staff, Ceres – Western Cape

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019
Chantel Mouton     +27 74 584 4866

Our client is a family-owned farm specializing in the exports of fruit and the production of craft Ciders.  They are looking to appoint a capable and experienced person to oversee the general responsibilities of a Packhouse with one AWETA packing line for specifically Apples, Pears and Plumbs.  The suitable incumbent will have excellent management skills and strong packhouse / line management experience.

This is a career opportunity for an energetic person who maintains good human relations, communicates well, is organised and can function well under pressure. Experience in this industry is a necessity. The packhouse is operated together with a larger production unit, where apples, pears and plums are grown and delivered directly to the packhouse.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Management of packhouse staff
  • Ensure effective preparation of the packing line (AWETA)
  • Accurate execution of packing instructions according to prescribed standards
  • Quality Control
  • Maintaining productivity and goals
  • Knowledge of food safety systems

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 – 10 years’ experience within a packhouse environment
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years managerial experience within a packhouse
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is an advantage
  • Strong knowledge of packing of apples, pears and/or plumbs
  • Excellent management and communication skills
  • Fluent in both Afrikaans & English (non-negotiable)
  • Excellent people skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to function well under pressure

Salary package on offer:

  • CTC package negotiable (depending on experience)

Please send applications to, including qualification certificate/s, an updated MS Word/PDF CV and suitable profile photo.

(Please note that we experience high volumes of candidates responding to our advertised vacancies. This makes it impossible for us to reply to each applicant individually. Should you not hear from us within a two week period after applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.)