Apiary technician

OAKNOOK Honey Products Ltd. based in Box 67, Ashville, MB R0L 0A0 is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Apiary technician 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 Permanent employment or Full time job. The selected candidate will be required to work during the day shift (08:00 to 17:00).

Employer Name: OAKNOOK Honey Products Ltd.
Position: Apiary technician
No. of vacancies: 2
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Box 67, Ashville, MB R0L 0A0

Job Description

  • The candidate should be well-versed in apiary work.
  • The candidate will be in charge of Apiary management.
  • The candidate would be responsible for harvesting honey.
  • The candidate would be in charge of handling, feeding, and caring for honey bee colonies in a seasonally appropriate manner.
  • The candidate will be in charge of wax stamping beehives.
  • The candidate will be expected to clean and maintain equipment.
  • The candidate will be required to manage colonies of honeybees for the production of honey as well as pollination services.
  • The candidate will be expected to extract honey.
  • The candidate will be expected to detect and treat bee diseases.
  • The candidate will be expected to build hives and replace combs.
  • The candidate must collect and package any hive products such as honey, beeswax, and pollen.
  • The candidate will be expected to make decisions regarding yards, treatment, splits, honey harvesting, and all other aspects of beekeeping.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing and managing queen rearing operations.
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that breeding yards are kept at peak production levels.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep diseases and pests under strict control.
  • The candidate must be able to identify and report hive health issues.
  • The candidate should be knowledgeable about bee biology.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma.
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 1 to 2 years of working experience in similar industry.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be flexible.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
  • The candidate should have excellent knowledge of plant and animal biology.
  • The candidate should be able to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • The candidate should be able to follow instructions and work without supervision.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • 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 be energetic with a positive attitude.
  • Candidates must be able to tolerate bee stings.
  • Candidates must adhere to hygiene practises in order to prevent or control disease transmission from hive to hive and contamination of hive products.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate must be able to operate a lift truck and a farm truck.

Security and Safety

  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.
  • The candidate should have clean driving record with no at-fault accidents or traffic citations.

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.
  • The candidate will be required to work in wet, hot and cold weather conditions.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • The candidate should have valid driver’s licence.

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 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 have an eye for details.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, 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 have ability to recognize similarities and differences between sounds.
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in standing position for extended periods.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.

Work Location Information

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

Automated Systems Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience with an automated honey extractor.

How to Apply

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

By email

ohpltd@mymts.net

By mail

Box 67
Ashville, MB
R0L 0A0

In person

Box 67
Ashville, MB
R0L 0A0 Between 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM

By phone

204-548-4060 Between 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM

By fax

204-548-4219

 

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