Silo Operator Learnership Programme 2020


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Learner Silo Operator





Schweizer-Reneke, North West, South Africa



Suidwes is a leading agricultural company with its Central Office situated in Leeudoringstad, North West Province. We have been supplying agricultural products and services for more than 110 years to customers in the North West, Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and Western Cape provinces.


Job Functions





    • Broadened Silo knowledge and skills.
    • Occupational Safety.
    • Inspection of the grain tubes as well as hygiene.
    • Completion of Silo administration.
    • Employee management.
    • Ad-hoc tasks.



    • Grade 12.
    • Should be able to work as a team.
    • Computer literate (MS-Office).
  • Good language skills – should be able to speak, read and write Afrikaans and English.
  • Reliability and hardworking.
  • Excellent customer service.

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Tractor Driver Vacancy Available at RCL FOODS

Do you want to be part of a growing and enthusiastic company working towards an ambition to offer more food to more people, more often? The Rustenburg Agriculture Broiler team is on the hunt for a Tractor Driver who is driven and hands on to join the Consumer Division with a direct report to the Farm Manager.

Grounds Maintenance Refilling of coal and removing of ash Removing of mortality when needed Any general duties assigned to driver by Area Manager Maintaining of tractor (check sheets, services booking, general maintenance, etc) Collecting and distributing of PPE to and from the laundry Refilling of generators with diesel Ensuring a healthy environment, application and strict adherence of Company’s biosecurity Optimal utilization of machinery and planning of work to ensure saving of time and cost

Grade 12 or equivalent Proven 1 year tractor driving experience Tractor driver or driver license would be advantageous Ability to work with minimum supervision Willingness to work long and flexible hours including standby Shift work as per operational requirement applicable

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PPECB is looking for an Inspector

Job Description

  • Inspect and certify perishable products.
  • Inspect the handling, storage and transport of perishable products.
  • Ensure the correct application of quality management systems, BMS procedures and working instructions.
  • Perform administrative tasks.
  • Build and maintain good relations with PPECB clients.
  • Communicate with various clients on own specific task and outcome of decisions.
  • Participate in the relief duty roster.
  • Accept the responsibility of continuous self-improvement in their area of responsibility

Job Requirements

    • A National Diploma in an agricultural or food science discipline.
    • National Certificate: Perishable Produce Export Technology would be advantageous.
    • Proven competency and experience of products inspected in the relevant region i.e. Stone Plums and/or Stone Other and Citrus.
    • Practical experience/competency in Grapes and Pome will be an advantage.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Computer literate.
    • The ability to work independently and / or with minimum supervision.
    • A valid code 08 driving license and own reliable vehicle is a requirement for doing the job.

PPECB is an equal opportunity employer and promotes compliance with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act.
It is our intention to promote equity according to our Employment Equity plan with the filling of posts. All applications will be considered, with the understanding that, in terms of the PPECB Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.

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Cleaner VKB Foods


VKB Foods, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (PTY) Ltd, is a dynamic role player in the integrated food industry with a branch at Sasolburg and Bethlehem in the North Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.

Job Description

Responsible for cleaning and making sure that the store is always in a good condition.


  • Grade 12 or NQF Level equivalent.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work overtime when required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cleaning, stocking and supplying designated facility areas with the correct supplies.
  • Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents and rest rooms and gathering.
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, stock shelfs and equipment of any dust.
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen and lavatory sinks and fixtures.
  • Cleaning windows, glass surfaces, and mirrors.
  • Empty all trash cans, replace liners and clean receptacles as necessary.
  • Notify management concerning any anomalies, repairs and replacements needed when encountered on job.
  • Request supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies, either manually or by using hand-held equipment.
  • When required, set up, arrange, and remove decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, and scaffolding to prepare facilities for events such as promotional displays.
  • When required, help customers with their orders/ loading.
  • Keep all public spaces around the store neat and tidy.
  • Follow all health and safety regulations at all times.
  • Any other duties as may be required by management.

Skills Required

  • Good communication Skills.
  • Problem solver.
  • Team player.
  • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic and trustworthy.
  • Able to work under pressure.

The company can expire jobs at any time at our own discretion. Should you not have received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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Starke Ayres: Quality Assurance Assistant

The above position has become available at the Head Office in Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, providing administrative assistance and support, reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager (QAM).


Job Functions

Administration,Data Analysis,Quality Control



Admin, Office & Support,Agriculture,Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture



  • Perform general administrative tasks.
  • Download various computer-generated reports.
  • Maintain centralized seed quality registers and records.
  • Under QAM supervision, execute manual actions manage and maintain quality records and instructions.
  • Extract data and prepare tabulated summaries of seed quality
  • Prepare reports for monthly QA meetings, minute the meeting, and execute the decisions.
  • Track and monitor seed quality aspects e.g., storage conditions at depots, retests, upgrades and treatments.
  • Assist with the development, management and maintenance of electronic and hard-copy data, records and procedures relating to quality.
  • Liaise with internal divisions as required i.e., depots, production, procurement, pathology, etc.



  • Matric
  • Secretarial diploma / tertiary qualification in Agriculture/Biology with experience in seed business preferred
  • 1-2 years experience in an admin-intensive environment an advantage
  • Excellent computer skills, intermediate/advanced Excel essential
  • Strong planning/organizational skills with attention to detail.

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General Worker: VKB Agriculture


Performs general tasks, requiring the briefest induction


  • Grade 12 or NQF4
  • Load and offload of stock
  • Keeping premises clean and tidy
  • Stock control
  • Client service
  • Able to perform hard manual labour
  • Constantly adding value to the function of the job
  • Able to read and understand Afrikaans


  • Responsible for general tidiness
  • Cleaning duties
  • Ad hoc duties as assigned from time to time
  • Assist customers/suppliers with loading and offloading of stock as required according to policies and procedures
  • General housekeeping of premises
  • Customer services


  • Service orientation
  • Accurate, thorough and precise
  • Excellent health

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Retail Receiving Clerk Needed

VKB Agriculture (Pty) Ltd is a dynamic agricultural company in the Northeast Free State with interests in Limpopo. This organisation which strives towards healthy and modern business practices offers employees the opportunity to utilise and develop t

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Administrative Officer Vacancy for persons with matric




Boshof, Free State, South Africa



Suidwes is a leading agricultural company with its Central Office situated in Leeudoringstad, North West Province. We have been supplying agricultural products and services for more than 110 years to customers in the North West, Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and Western Cape provinces.


Job Functions





    • Internal administration of the branch.
    • Liaising with customers and other employees.
    • Handling of petty cash.
    • Balancing of cash.
    • Fuel reconciliation.
    • Effective stock control.



  • Grade 12.
  • Computer literate (Syspro experience will be advantageous).
  • 2 – 3 years general administrative experience.
  • Good language skills – should be able to speak, read and write Afrikaans and English.
  • Accuracy and good conflict management skills.

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Factory Shop Assistants Wanted |


Grain Field Chickens, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (PTY)Ltd, is a dynamic role player in the integrated broiler industry with an abattoir in Reitz in the North Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.

Job discretion.

Administers and control all cash and card transactions handled at the factory shop.

Job requirements

  • Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent.
  • Certificate / Diploma in Office Administration will be advantageous
  • Computer literate (Advance Excel, knowledge of formulas and graphs, it will be tested during interview).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in warehouse & logistics environment.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in administration will be advantageous.
  • Good mathematical/analytical skills
  • Maintaining a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Ability to follow directions, instructions and work as a team member.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime including shifts when required.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Process cash and card payments as and when required to do so by direct superior.
  • Assist with NAV sales and generating customers’ orders on NAV.
  • Do daily cash-up and banking as per procedure.
  • Display items that are on special to customers.
  • Weekly stock-taking and maintaining inventory.
  • Assist customers with loading of stock.
  • Exchange merchandise for customers and accept returns.
  • Inventory stock and requisition new stock.
  • Clean shelves, counters, cold storage and tables.
  • Actively be involved in the receiving of new shipment.
  • Daily housekeeping.
  • Any other duties as may be required by management.

Skills required

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent client service.
  • Conflict handling.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office.

The company can expire jobs at any time at their own discretion. Should you do not hear from us within one month of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. Correspondence will only be limited to short listed candidates.

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Field assistant at Syngenta |

Field assistant – Pietermaritzburg – (18014725)



  • Support Technical Field Scientists (TFS) with all activities related to trials, logistics and stores in respective regions.


  • Have a thorough understanding of what is required for each trial, including the protocol
  • Assist with the following in conjunction with the TFS
  • Execution of trial
  • Before departure preparation with weighing of chemicals, loading of equipment and necessary material required
  • Layout and pegging of trials
  • Calibration of sprayers
  • Harvesting of trials
  • Spraying/application of trials
  • Spray pathways
  • Maintenance of sites – e.g. spraying, hoeing, etc.
  • Data collection/evaluation
  • Support with residue sampling, packing and labelling
  • Permanent sites
  • Keep permanent sites well maintained (Cape). Accountability with TFS
  • Chemical store
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all product
  • Correct weighing of chemicals according to protocols
  • Equipment
  • Maintenance, servicing and cleaning of equipment
  • Ensure equipment is correctly stored
  • General store maintenance
  • Clean store facility
  • Maintain good hygienic standards
  • Adhere to HSE standards
  • Extra responsibilities for Technicians (3A & 3B)
  • Ordering of CO2 gas, syringes, glass/plastic bottles for weighed products, dry ice, residue boxes and maintenance products
  • Sending and receiving of courier parcels



  • Application training will be required
  • On the job training on various aspects related to the job


Critical Knowledge:

  • Basic crop, weeds, pests, disease & product knowledge
  • Basic equipment knowledge
  • Basic principles of trials
  • Basic understanding of pest and diseases
  • In possession of valid driver’s license. Preferably Code 10


  • Work independently
  • Reliable
  • Problem identification and solving
  • Working long hours in peak seasons
  • High degree of patience
  • Speak at least English and/or Afrikaans
  • Work respectful with farmers and other stakeholders

Critical Experience:

  • 2 to 3 years agricultural experience as Field Assistant or Technician with a chemical company or research institute


  • Grade 10 – 12
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in agriculture from 2019 onwards

Primary Location: South Africa

Job: R&D – Other

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