Farm Foreman/woman

Goshen Ridge Farms Inc. based in Exeter, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm 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 Permanent employment or Full time job. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Early Morning and Morning. The position of Farm Foreman/woman has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Goshen Ridge Farms Inc.
Position: Farm Foreman/woman
No. of vacancies: 5
Salary: $20.00 to $26.00 hourly for 40 to 100 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Exeter, ON

Area of Work Experience: Field crops

Type of Farm Operations: Harvest crops, Corn farming, Soybean farming and Wheat farming

Job Description

  • The candidate would be responsible in doing planting, cultivating and irrigation of crops according to schedule.
  • The candidate must keep a daily log of operations, maintenance, and safety activities.
  • The candidate will be required to carry out repair and maintenance work for farm machinery and equipment if and when required.
  • The candidate should be able to perform general farm duties.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep track of the inventory of stored materials.
  • The candidate will be required to co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
  • The candidate will be required to supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • The candidate would be responsible for establishing work schedules and procedures
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • The candidate will be responsible for shipping documentation as well as the tracking and tracing of goods in transit.
  • The candidate should be responsible in managing overall operations of farm.
  • The candidate should ensure farm activities comply with government regulations and health and safety standards
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • The candidate should be responsible in maintaining financial and production records of the farm.
  • The candidate will be expected to analyse current operations, crops, livestock, staff, and financial documents and make recommendations for improvements.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing planting and harvesting plans and schedules, as well as ensuring that staff understands expectations.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep work records and logs.
  • The candidate would be responsible for paying and receiving payments for goods
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that deadlines are met for activities such as seeding and harvesting
  • The candidate would be responsible for monitoring staff rosters, hours, performance and resolving any grievances
  • The candidate would be responsible for overseeing the work of farming units and suggests improvements and changes
  • The candidate should be responsible in keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies are regularly restocked.
  • The candidate will be expected to collect and prepare manure, liquid manure, soil, hay, silage, and grain samples for laboratory analysis and reporting.
  • The candidate will be in charge of installing, maintaining, and regularly monitoring the irrigation system.
  • The candidate will be responsible for setting priorities, directing and coordinating crop group activities and general services, as well as individuals working in the garage.
  • The candidate will be in charge of budgeting for cropping operations, tractor maintenance, and agricultural equipment.
  • The candidate will be in charge of registering, producing, and recording field yields as well as the inputs applied to the fields.
  • The candidate will be in charge of providing instructions on workplace safety and ensures that safe work practises are followed. Fill out accident or injury reports.
  • The candidate should examine and inspect containers, packaging material, and product to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep track of quality control and production records.
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all employees follow health and safety regulations.
  • The candidate will be expected to supervise and oversee crop-growing operations.
  • The candidate must maintain knowledge of pests and diseases, as well as an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.

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.
  • Knowledge of farming best practices would be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.
  • The candidate should have good communication skill.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be flexible.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • 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 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 must be able to take the initiative and solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • The candidate should have strong critical thinking skills and knowledge of analytics.
  • The candidate should be able to make decisions in high-stress situations.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience with a truck, tractor, planting equipment, harvesters, farm machinery, fertiliser applicator, and combine harvester.

Agricultural Service Contractors Specific Skills

  • The candidate must provide agricultural crop services such as ploughing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting.

Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills

  • The candidate should be well-versed in soybean farming.

Security and Safety

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

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty, hot and cold environments.
  • 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 an environment with a high concentration of odours.
  • The candidate should be able to work with full concentration even in noisy surroundings.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • For transportation, the candidate should use their own vehicle.
  • The candidate should have valid driver’s licence.
  • The employer will provide vehicle to the selected candidates.
  • The candidate will be required to drive manual transmission vehicle.

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 must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should be willing to handle large work load.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed

Work Location Information

  • The candidate 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- GR03-2022

 

 

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