Junior technician (Research and Development – Agriculture)

Industry / Sector: Agriculture
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: North West

LOCATION:     Potchefstroom

DESCRIPTION / SYNOPSIS:

Our client has an exciting opportunity available for an Agricultural B.Sc. Graduate, based in Potch.

This exciting role will be responsible for assisting the Sunflower breeding team in all research and development activities.

Day to day activities will include assistance with planning, planting, data collection and harvesting in the nurseries, greenhouse, and with hybrid trials.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.Sc. Degree or equivalent tertiary qualifications in agriculture.
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in the agricultural/seeds industry.
  • Computer literate with high level of Microsoft Excel proficiency.
  • Valid driver’s license.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and supervise seed package preparation for nursery and trial planting.
  • Assisting in the planting and harvesting of multiple nurseries and seed trials at various locations across South Africa.
  • Manage the processing and analysis and storage of breeding and trial seeds after harvesting.
  • Transport of equipment and samples to and from locations.
  • Assist in data collection from breeding projects and hybrid trials.
  • Ensure the quality of recorded data.

SOFTSKILLS/ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Research driven with an eye for detail.
  • Practical and technical mindset.
  • Good sense of observation.
  • Work independently and as part of a bigger team.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Personal motivation and disciplined.
  • Adaptable and flexible.

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to caroline[at]kingsleyirons.co.za. Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. However, we will keep your details on record for suitable future roles. Thank you.

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