29 Nov 2023

Full Time Team Leader: Milk at Namibia Dairies (Pty) Ltd

NAMIBIA DAIRIES (PTY) LTD – Posted by o4na@ Mariental

Job Description

Location: Superfarm, Mariental

Team Leader: Milk

Grade: C4

 

Purpose of Position

The incumbent is responsible to supervise and coordinate all non-milk-related farm activities, emphasizing effective processes while prioritising the standards of hygiene, milk quality, and overall herd health. The role further aims to streamline operations, lead the dairy team, and maintain overall efficiency in farm processes beyond milk-related tasks.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Diploma /Degree in Agriculture/Animal Science / Health/Production
  • Minimum of 3 years’ direct experience working on a dairy farm or similar environment
  • Code B Driver’s License.

 

Key accountabilities:

  • Draw up and implement a cleaning program for the milk parlour and milk holding tanks to maintain good hygiene and good milk quality.
  • Responsible for all arrangements regarding the taking of milk samples and supervise the process to ensure that procedures are followed.
  • Check that all standard operating procedures regarding milking and treatment of cows are adhered to.
  • Observe cows for early and accurate detection of coming on heat signs and verify against the insemination list to determine which cows to inseminate.
  • Daily observation and identification of sick calves and treating according to set protocols.
  • Inspect and report on the condition of cow, heifer and calf houses regarding shading, availability of feed and water, structures, feeding lanes, manure lanes, manure pits and bedding in order to ensure herd comfort at all times.
  • Daily observation and identification of sick calves and treating according to set protocols.
  • Train and coach calf house team on vaccination and treatment protocols and ensure consistent and clear record keeping.
  • Verify stock received against delivery notes, record in the stock receipt register and report differences to the Herd Administrator.
  • Capture data and reporting on Afikim in the absence of the Herd Administrator.
  • Supervise and direct subordinates according to work processes on a daily basis.
  • Adhere and ensure adherence to the care and maintenance procedures and services schedules through random inspection of check lists for all equipment.
  • Overall responsible to ensure that good housekeeping practices are adhered to in line with environmental and occupational health policy and guidelines through regular inspections.

 

Skills and Attributes

  • Technical/professional expertise
  • Assertive communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and organizing
  • Emotional Intelligence

 

How to Apply

  Closing Date: 12 December 2023     O&L - a Great Place to Work. Applicants meeting our requirements are invited to apply. O&L Group of Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Categories: Agriculture Jobs. Job Types: Full Time.

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