Production Assistant

Our client is a leading grower, packer, and exporter of fresh fruit (citrus and table grapes) in South Africa. Their production units are situated across the Western Cape, with their head office in Bellville near Cape Town.

The company has a vacancy for a Production Assistant at their citrus farm outside of Riviersonderend.

This is an ideal opportunity for an agriculture graduate needing experience to start his/her career to ultimately become a production manager and future farm manager.


  • Production: Planting of citrus, irrigation scheduling, application of fertilizer, pest, and plague control, pruning, harvesting, monitoring, all manipulations
  • Personnel and administration: labor planning and management, recordkeeping, transport and accommodation planning, maintenance (equipment / orchards / general)


  • Matric with a relevant tertiary qualification
  • Up to three years’ experience in the cultivation of citrus or table grapes
  • Knowledge of sound production practices
  • Proficiency in MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Good administrative and communication skills
  • Ability to work with people and lead teams
  • Driver’s license

Accommodation will be provided.

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