Tractor Driver

Website Amatheon Agri Zambia

European agribusiness developing sustainable projects

BACKGROUND

Amatheon Agri Zambia (AAZ) is part of Amatheon Agri Holdings, a European agribusiness developing sustainable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. AAZ was founded in 2011 to establish large-scale commercial farming operations in the Big Concession farm block, Mumbwa District. Since then, it has developed 3,000 hectares for rain-fed and irrigated cropping activities, manages a breeding herd of cattle and a feedlot. It operates irrigated pivots and state of the art machinery to successfully grow crops such as maize, soya and wheat.

AAZ is inviting suitable applicants to fill the following vacancy:

TRACTOR DRIVER

Job Purpose

This role is responsible for driving tractors to meet the company’s planting and harvesting targets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operating the tractor to plant maize, soya beans and wheat
  • Calibrating planter, fertilizing and chemical application accordingly
  • Adjusting settings of combines during harvesting (of maize, wheat, soya beans)
  • Reporting any mechanical faults to the Workshop
  • Ensuring that the machine is kept clean
  • Carrying out safety checks

Qualifications & Experience

  • Grade Twelve (12) Full Certificate
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in driving farm tractors above 100 HP in a commercial agricultural set-up
  • Ability to drive a combine harvester will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of planter, fertiliser and chemical spraying calibration
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Valid driver’s licence

APPLICATION METHOD

Interested candidates should submit their application letter accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae not later than Thursday 8th November 2018 to [email protected] Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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