Technical Assistant Fruit - Stellenbosch Office - 18 - 25K CTC pm (Depending on experience & Qualifi

Thursday, 2 September, 2021
Beverley Van Den Berg     +27767235606

Job title: Technical Assistant Fruit
Company: Fruit Industry Stellenbosch
Closing date: 30 September 2021


Job purpose: We are looking for a Technical Assistant to join our technical team and help us achieve our goals. You will serve as a coordinator of technical field data, processing data into various formats and assisting with related administrative and technical tasks as a support to the technical team.  The position is based in Stellenbosch office.
Qualifications and experience required:

  • Post Matric B-Agri qualification,
  • Preferably 2 - 5 years’ experience in the agricultural/fruit industry such as consulting, research, nursery, farming, Packhouse or import/export
  • Proven MS Office proficiency (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc.)
  • Proven data processing experience, as well as scientific writing experience
  • Experience co-ordinating many service providers for data capturing and processing


  • Code 08 Drivers licence will be a prerequisite
  • Fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans. 
  • Interpersonal skills & friendly disposition
  • A team player with high level of dedication
  • Ability to focus on detail
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking skills


  • Updating trial site database
  • Capturing trial site evaluation data from different sources
  • Organising & minuting technical meetings
  • Updating cultivar spec sheets
  • Collecting data from the different global territories and completing technical, marketing & sales sections of breeder reports
  • Compilation and distribution of production guidelines and technical information to the industry
  • Assisting with the organisation of grower days etc.
  • Personal Assistant to all in the technical department
  • General administration

If you are a professionally presentable, goal-oriented, proactive person with exceptional organisational skills, take pride and ownership in your contribution, have excellent attention to detail and want to be part of a dynamic organisation, please forward a comprehensive CV, a letter motivating your application and expected remuneration to   

Please note that only shortlisted candidates selected for interview will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.