Farm Foreman - Stellenbosch

Thursday, 11 July, 2024

Farm Foreman

Reporting to: Estate Manager

Division: Agri Management                          

Location: Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch

Background: This is a working farm that cultivates grapes, olives and manages livestock.

Purpose:  The applicant is required to perform manual work on the farm that can include working with grapevines, olive trees, cattle, gardening, general maintenance and management of teams. The farm is looking for a hard-working foreman to help run day-to-day activities. This position will report directly to the Estate Manager. The Foreman must be able to work with and motivate a small hard-working team. Must be able to prioritise, do basic admin and meet deadlines.

Minimum requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • South African resident with ID
  • Registered with SARS
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English (read, write & communicate)
  • Active bank account
  • Proof of address
  • Able to work individually and in a team
  • Knowledge or experience of vineyards and olive trees.
  • Code 8 or Code 10 driver's license (PDP optional)
  • Knowledge and experience of the cultivation of vineyards and olives orchards
  • First Responder Level 1
  • Hazardous Chemical training (RPL)
  • Tractor operator training (RPL)
  • Basic Fire Fighting (Veld)

The basic job description will include and is not limited to:

  • Responsible for completing daily tasks.
  • Monitoring of multiple work groups.
  • Compiling lists of stock to be purchased.
  • Weekly and Monthly inspections of all farming equipment.
  • Transportation of staff.
  • Setting up Rosters.
  • Manage and perform general farm work relating to vineyards and olive trees.
  • Harvesting of vineyards and olive trees.
  • Pruning of vineyards and olive trees.
  • Maintenance of tractors, manual and automated equipment.
  • Painting
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Monitoring of water levels
  • Cleaning of storage facility.
  • Cleaning of the river.
  • Cleaning of farm premises.
  • Cleaning of bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Clearing farm premises of alien plants.
  • Feeding cattle.
  • Moving cattle.
  • Attend courses like further fire fighting (veld) paid for by the company and apply the skills learned.
  • Possible overtime depending on the time of season and timeframes.

*Salary will depend on experience and knowledge obtained prior to this job.

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