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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhanci...
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    Technical Field Assistant


    • 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

    • Grade 10 – 12 with at least 2 to 3 years agricultural experience as Field Assistant or Technician with a chemical company or research institute.
    • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in agriculture from 2019 onwards


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Syngenta on to apply
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