Agriculture Foreman/woman

Westland Hogco Inc. based in Exeter, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Agriculture Foreman/woman who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to full time or Permanent employment. The shift timings include Day, Weekend and Early Morning. The position of Agriculture Foreman/woman has been approved by the LMIA.

Employer Name: Westland Hogco Inc.
Position: Agriculture Foreman/woman
No. of vacancies: 4
Salary: $16.00 to $19.00 hourly for 45 to 55 hours per week
Employment type:  Full time, Permanent employment
Location: Exeter, ON

Type of Farm Operations: Hog and pig farming

Job Description

  • The candidate should be able to perform general farm duties
  • The candidate would be responsible for maintaining work records and logs.
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • The candidate will be required to maintain quality control and production records
  • The candidate will be responsible for supervising and overseeing breeding and other livestock-related programmes.
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • The candidate will be required to carry out repair and maintenance work for farm machinery and equipment if and when required.
  • The candidate should regularly monitor animal health.
  • The candidate will be required to regularly set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops.
  • The candidate should be responsible for maintaining adequate stock for animal foods, medicines etc.
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to work in conjunction with large animal vets to provide herd health management, veterinary treatments, and routine vaccinations.
  • The candidate will be required to identify sick animals and work with veterinarian to determine proper treatment.
  • The candidate would be responsible for handling animals.
  • The candidate would be responsible for distributing food to pigs
  • The candidate should be responsible for observing animals for signs of illness and giving medication when necessary
  • The candidate will be responsible for facility maintenance.
  • The candidate would be responsible for checking for proper ventilation and temperature conditions
  • The candidate will be required to assist with problem births.
  • The candidate would be responsible for taking care of pig litters.
  • The candidate would be responsible for coordinating waste removal
  • The candidate would be responsible for transporting stock to farms or processing plants
  • The candidate will be required to maintain high standards of animal welfare
  • The candidate would be responsible for directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder.
  • The candidate will be required to maintain fences, equipment and water supply systems.
  • The candidate will be required to consult animal nutritionists and livestock feed sales representatives while formulating diet plans.
  • The candidate will be required to move livestock to optimise feeding opportunities.
  • The candidate will be required to use tools to move feed, animals and other equipment to the appropriate areas on the farm in an efficient manner.
  • The candidate should ensure farm activities comply with government regulations.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • The candidate should have minimum qualification of College or CEGEP or equivalent experience
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 2 to 3 years of working experience in similar industry.
  • The candidate would be responsible for farm animal grooming.
  • The candidate would be in charge of keeping an inventory of the necessary feed ingredients.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • The candidate should have good communication skill.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently
  • The candidate must monitor and assess the health of the hens and quality of the eggs they produce.
  • The candidate must be able to supervise and collaborate with others on the farm.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience operating a feeding and watering system.

Area of Specialization

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in agricultural livestock service and pork production.

Agricultural Service Contractors Specific Skills

  • The candidate will be expected to provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination, livestock spraying or shearing, and disinfecting pens, barns, or poultry houses.
  • The candidate will be expected to help develop and implement farm safety and bio-security procedures.

Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills

  • The candidate would be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
  • The candidate would be responsible for performing artificial insemination or other breeding duties
  • The candidate will be expected to keep livestock performance records.

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty, hot and cold environments.
  • The candidate should be able to work with full concentration even in noisy surroundings.
  • The candidate should have no Nausea issues while working in areas with high density of odour.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • The candidate should be able to work in fast-paced busy environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should be required to handling heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.
  • The candidate should be willing to handle large work load.

Work Location Information

  • The candidates will be required to work in Rural area.

Benefits

  • Health, Long term and other benefits would be provided to the selected candidates.
  • Under Health Benefits, the selected candidates would get Dental plan and Vision care benefits.
  • Under Long term benefits,  the selected candidates would get Life insurance
  • In addition to the above mentioned health and long term benefits the selected candidates would get other benefits in the form of free parking facilities.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

Note

Please include the following while sending the application

  • Job reference number- WL03-2022

 

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