Junior Fruit Evaluator

Reference: 9275 CM
Consultant: Christa Mostert 

Job Description: 

  • Harvest and evaluation of new and existing pome, stone, and citrus fruit selections in orchards.
  • Assistance with breeding and crosses
  • Maintain and update tree markers in orchards.
  • Update orchard block plan in field and on Excel.
  • Assist in the evaluation process of new pome, stone, and citrus selections in lab.
  • Assistance in the planting of new selection seedlings (handling seeds and transport to nursery)

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; coursework in agriculture or related field will be advantageous.
  • Passion for fruits and agriculture, with a keen interest in learning about fruit quality evaluation.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to differentiate between subtle differences in fruit attributes.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Basic computer skills for data entry and record keeping on a mobile app.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including early mornings during peak seasons.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Must be able to do physical work outside (harvesting, carrying boxes, crates) in summer and winter months.
  • Must be proficient in both Afrikaans and English to communicate with farmers.

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za. 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.