Farm Maintenance Assistant - Stellenbosch

Thursday, 11 July, 2024

Maintenance Assistant in Agri                                                                                                

Reporting to: Estate Manager

Division: Maintenance                              

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. The farm is looking for an energetic go-getter that is eager to learn and wants to move up in the farming industry.

Minimum requirements:

  • Grade 10
  • 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
  • Code 8 or 10 Licence
  • Knowledge or experience of irrigation systems
  • Knowledge or experience of working/maintaining and driving tractors
  • Knowledge or experience of working and maintaining general manual and automated tools.
  • Knowledge or experience of vineyards and olive trees.

Basic job description:

Basic day-to-day tasks will be communicated to the employee, but it would include and is not limited to:

  • General farm work relating to vineyards and olive trees.
  • Harvesting of vineyards and olive trees.
  • Pruning of vineyards and olive trees.
  • General gardening.
  • Maintenance of tractors, manual and automated equipment.
  • Painting
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Monitoring of water levels
  • Cleaning of storage facility.
  • Cleaning of the river banks
  • Cleaning of farm premises.
  • Cleaning of bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Clearing farm premises of alien plants.
  • Feeding cattle.
  • Moving cattle.
  • Attend courses like basic fire fighting (veld) paid for by the company and apply the skills learned.
  • Working hours, Monday to Friday 07:00 – 17:00.
  • Possible overtime depending on the time of season and timeframes.

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

Please send your CV and salary expectations to: