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Irrigation Specialist (Job Level 8) – Facilities Management

An irrigation specialist is responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing the large, complex irrigation systems and their related components on the Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Bellville and Worcester campuses of Stellenbosch University (SU). This includes all the components of all the irrigation systems, including pumps, motors, valves, hydraulics, mechanical components, electronic zone controllers, sprinkler heads, and all related piping. The incumbent must understand water balances and be familiar with various landscape water requirements and irrigation scheduling on the existing computerised control system.

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Regional Sales Manager – Watertronics

We are seeking two highly motivated, and results-driven Regional Sales Manager to join our team in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. The ideal candidates will have a background in the irrigation or water supply industry with a strong technical understanding of water supply systems and pumps.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in technical or sales.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in selling to both new clients and existing dealer networks.
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and design, electrical controls such as VFDs and 3 phase motors, water supply systems and pumps.
  • Willing to regularly travel in the EMEA region.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Matric
Qualifications beneficial, but not required:
  • Sabi Irrigation Design Course
  • N6 Certificate
  • National Diploma
  • Advance National Diploma (BTech)
  • Additional qualifications will also be taken into consideration.
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Automation Technician

The Technician will need to undertake the following in the technical support department:

Technical support primarily DF products, but scope of work will also include support on the entire basket of products available from Netafim.

Development of Auto Cad drawings & design

Assist in the undertaking of technical projects & Beta Sites as and when needed

Direct report to DF Technical Manager, with secondary report to DF Product Manager where needed

Assist with Assembly.

  • Automation irrigation dosing units
  • Controllers in cabinets with protection devices
  •  Radio units
  • Testing software + hardware (beta sites)
  • Wiring of cabinets and panels

Troubleshoot

  • Controller hardware
  • Controller software
  • Telephonic support to dealers and end users
  • On-Site support to dealers and end users – South Africa & SADC Countries

Training on DF Products

  • Training of dealers and end users on correct usage of Netafim automation equipment

Filter Bank

  • Where required assist with the servicing of filter banks and back flush controllers
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Agronomist

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaison between agronomic and hydraulic disciplines in irrigated agriculture
  • Agronomy: research support and initiate relevant research projects, trials, presentations,
  • Sales support: before/after sales support and advice to producers/dealers/consultants, seminars/farmer’s days, interpret water analysis & advice regarding maintenance.
  • Training to all relevant people in the industry & technical sales team, initiating and planning of tours.
  • Develop new markets for Drip Irrigation
  • Focus on crops, role players and institutions within relevant areas.

Travel – The position can entail travel throughout the country as well as surrounding countries.

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Irrigation Technician – Robertson, Western Cape

BreëRivier Irrigation is expanding again and offers another golden opportunity for an energetic person to become part of a progressive and dynamic agricultural irrigation business as an Irrigation Technician. The person will work with a team of experts and will be responsible for GPS surveys and stake outs, as well as the installation and repair of irrigation automation systems. The successful candidate will also consistently provide excellent customer service and maintain effective internal and external communication at all times.

 

Job and skill requirements:

  • Matric is a minimum requirement
  • A relevant Electrical qualification or similar will be highly beneficial
  • A valid driver’s license (Code B) is essential
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with experience and/or knowledge of installation and/or repair of Irrigation Automation systems
  • Knowledge and experience in the correct use of a multi-meter is essential
  • Electrical installation and repair experience would be beneficial (mainly 24V AC/DC)
  • Experience in a telemetry environment would be highly beneficial
  • Experience of GPS surveying and mapping on Model Maker will count in your favour
  • Comprehensive written and verbal communication skills in English and Afrikaans

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