Our client, specializing in crop science research & development, is seeking to employ a dynamic Field Trial Specialist to join their team. Their Head Office is in Durbanville.
Duties & Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of this role is to perform field trial work pertaining to crop science research. The position will require the collection and management of efficacy data and residues by complying with the research protocols.
An understanding and working knowledge of agricultural systems and technology and the crops in the Western Cape will be extremely advantageous.
The person will become part of a dynamic team, but should be able to work and manage projects independently.
Work Independently as well as in a team
Analyze and interpret data
Excellent Communication Skills (verbal and written in both Afrikaans and English)
Work with limited supervision
Must be a problem solver
Work methodically and systematically
Must be able to work under pressure
Key tasks and responsibilities:
Establishing field trials according to approved protocols
Project planning and management
Generate reliable field trial data
Resolving issues in the field and identifying potential opportunities to address needs as required
Communicate with co-operator farmers
Correctly identifying weeds, diseases and pests in the specific crop where trial is applied
Evaluating field trials as per protocol and send updates timeously to Senior Management
Recording all captured data accurately
Be responsible for supervising small team
Agricultural qualification with Mathematical background
Must have code 08 driver’s license
Excellent time management skills
Ability to multi-task
Strong leadership skills
Must be a hard worker
Hands-on person with commitment to detail
Must be prepared to travel (Will be required to travel long distances and be away from home from time to time)
Salary package is highly negotiable depending on experience.