Agricultural Research Council- Research Technician: Assistant Winemaker


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-Campus for Fruit, Vine and Wine (ARC-Infruitec-Nietvoorbij) seeks to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and dynamic person to the following position in Stellenbosch:

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN: ASSISTANT WINEMAKER

Key Performance Areas:

 Assist winemaker with production of experimental wines with a research focus (primary focus).

 Assist winemaker with production of commercial wines (secondary focus).

 Assist with bottling of wines.

 Assist with administrative duties (SARS excise documents, stock taking, stock record keeping, SAWIS documents 5, 6, 7).

 Procurement of products according to company policy.

 Be involved in marketing and technical technology transfer, e.g. exhibitions, manuals, training courses, field and open days.

Requirements:

 Minimum of National 3 years Diploma/B.Agric./B.Sc.Agric(Oenology and Viticulture).

 A strong understanding of different wine production, chemical measurement techniques and methods.

 Precise attention to detail with a superb ability for accuracy.

 Computer proficiency and the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.

 Ability to work independently and within a team.

 Effective verbal and written communication skills, including ability to prepare reports.

 General experience within research environment.

 A valid driver’s license with code B.

Enquiries: Mr Craig Paulsen, Tel: (021) 809 3091 The closing date for applications is 29 January 2019 ————————————————————————————————————————————- 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 driver’s 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 e-mail to infruiteccv@arc.agric.za. SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four

(4) weeks after the closing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful.

The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.

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