RCL Jobs – Assistant Farmer

Website RCL Foods

Job Description:

“RCL FOODS is a passion-led business. 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 KZN Agriculture breeder Laying and Rearing team is on the hunt for Assistant Farmer’s to join the Consumer division with a direct report to the Farm Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Outsource activities – Preparation of the house environment prior to depletion.
  • House Preparation prior to placement in order to create ideal conditions for bird production.
  • Post placement of chicks (Brooding conditions) – Evaluation of chick quality, recording of vent temperatures, temperature setting.
  • To act as Farm Manager in the absence of Farm Manager.
  • Water management.
  • Growing conditions – Daily monitoring of the bird performance which entails feed intake, water recordings, temp and humidity recordings, mortality recordings.
  • Assist in the monitoring of the day to day activities at the farm.
  • Chick Placement – co –ordinate and monitor staff.
  • Biosecurity and Farm sanitation – Maintaining an effective biosecurity programme by practicing good hygiene, vaccination and disease prevention.
  • Ventilation management – Adjust ventilation static pressure to achieve minimum and maximum bird requirement.
  • An operating MDWT environment.
  • Bird Health – Daily monitoring and activity of birds, and sending of post mortems to the laboratory as per VCD;
  • Water Management – Water sampling prior to placement, flushing of the water lines three times in a week, sanitation of house water reticulation, daily water pressure setting and nipple heights.
  • Feed management – Receiving and Recording of feed deliveries relative to feed programme; daily bin stock counts; management of feed heights; adjustment of feeder levels according to bird’s size; monitoring of feed quality(% of fine feed); sampling of feed when the truck arrives.

Job Requirements:

  • Good analytical skills.
  • Willing to live on site.
  • Code 10 driver’s license would be an advantage.
  • Willing to work a continuous operation.
  • Passion for animals.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant poultry experience.
  • Ability to work shift work/ standby/overtime.
  • Strong people management skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proactive.
  • Grade 12
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience with IR would be an advantage.
  • Relevant qualification in Agricultural diploma or degree would be an advantage.
  • Staff Supervisory and leadership experience.

Job Details:

Company: RCL Foods

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Manderston, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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