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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC)

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa. 

The ARC–Animal Production (ARC-AP) seeks to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic person to the following positions: 

CASUAL LABOURER (X2): RANGE AND FORAGE SCIENCE—1 AT ROODEPLAAT AND 1 AT IRENE EXPERIMENTAL FARM (6 MONTHS EXTERNAL PROJECT FUNDED POSI-TIONS) 

 
Key Performance Areas: 
 Assist with daily cleaning of the experimental pens, feeding and water troughs;
 Daily weighing in and out of feed; 
 Weekly weighing of animals; 
 Assist with ruminal fluid collection; 
 Daily inspection of experimental animals; 
 General data collection recording; 
 Milling of hay and diet mixing; 
 Vegetation surveys (grass and woody); 
 Data capturing; 
 Tree thinning according to the experimental design. 
 
Requirements:
 Grade 12 will be an added advantage; 
 3-5 years’ relevant job experience; 
 A valid SA driver’s license is advantageous; 
 Good communication and interpersonal skills; 
 Prepared to work on weekends and public holidays; 
 Ability to do routine and physically demanding work, in adverse weather conditions. 
 
Enquiries: Dr. TJ Tjelele, Tel. (012) 672 9314 

CLOSING DATE: 11 AUGUST 2020

A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens. Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (including certificates, supporting documents, copy of drivers’ license and nationality. 
NB: Non RSA Citizens/ work permit holders must attach certified copies, as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees, must be sent to [email protected].

SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response from us within 4 weeks of the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer but is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.




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