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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2023
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    The VKB Group is a modern, dynamic and leading agricultural enterprise that has for the past 100 years, constantly focused on progressively managing solutions for the changing and various needs of agricultural producers and related stakeholders. Its head office is in Reitz, approximately 200km south of Johannesburg. The VKB Group as a top agricultural com...
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    Farms Tractor Machine Operator - Grain Field Chickens Farm Services, Reitz

    Job Description

    To push litter on a heap with the tractor (or any other powerful farm machine for which you are properly licenced, with large rear wheels used chiefly for pushing/ hauling manure and other items), and then load the litter on the provided vehicle in alignment with predefined work objectives (as per agreed standard operating procedures). 

    Job requirements

    • Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 Equivalent.
    • A valid tractor licence is required.
    • A clear criminal record is a must.
    • At least 1 year experience as tractor operator in a similar environment.
    • Position is based in and around chicken houses setting on farms.
    • Exposed to loud noise, moving machinery and farm equipment.
    • Exposed to extreme temperatures, smell and dust.
    • Must be able and willing to work overtime including shifts and weekends when required.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Continuously ensure that damages to buildings and equipment are avoided to prevent financial losses.
    • Off-loading of machines and equipment upon arrival at the farm.
    • Do a pre- and post-inspection daily before and after catching and report any faults or damages to direct supervisor.
    • Wash and disinfect all equipment at the end of the day, and before equipment is taken to another farm.
    • Ensure that the relevant tractor/ machine does not clean nearer than a meter from the walls of the building.
    • Pushing litter from the back to the front of the building, litter is then removed from the building and placed on the provided vehicle.
    • Litter that fell outside of the building must also be loaded on the provided vehicles.
    • Ensure tractor/ machine is serviced according to manufacturer specifications.
    • Upon arrival at the farm take off private clothes and put on work overalls.
    • Continuously comply with Health and Safety legislation in order to prevent injuries and accidents.
    • To continuously liaise with litter team members on an ongoing basis to ensure quality services and products.
    • To complete all compulsory training interventions allocated by direct manager successfully.
    • Perform any other duties as may be required by management.

    Skills and Abilities required

    • Understanding of procedures.
    • Knowledge of Health and safety procedures.
    • Ability to operate licenced tractor/ machine.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Team player.
    • Able to work under pressure.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to VKB Group on to apply

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