Farm Foreman/woman

Piroche Plants based in Pitt Meadows, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm Foreman/woman who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Piroche Plants Inc is a wholesale ornamental tree and shrub nursery in Pitt Meadows that is open all year with greenhouses and tree fields on 120 acres. 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, Shift, Early Morning and Morning. The position of Farm Foreman/woman has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Piroche Plants
Position: Farm Foreman/woman
No. of vacancies: 3
Salary: $18.75 hourly for 40 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Pitt Meadows, BC

Type of Product: Coniferous trees, Deciduous trees, Ferns, Native plants and Perennials

Job Description

  • 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 work records and logs.
  • The candidate will be in charge of hiring and training new employees.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep track of quality control and production records.
  • 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 ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • The candidate would be responsible for establishing work schedules and procedures
  • The candidate will be expected to keep track of the inventory of stored materials.
  • The candidate will be required to supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
  • 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 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 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 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 Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 1 to 2 years of working experience in similar industry.
  • Knowledge of farming best practices would be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • 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 should have a solid understanding of crops and farm equipment, as well as the ability to diagnose and maintain farm machinery.
  • 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.
  • The candidate must be able to supervise more than 20 people.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience with a tractor and an automated irrigation system.

Agricultural Service Contractors Specific Skills

  • The candidate will be required to negotiate with clients for the provision of services.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep financial and production records.
  • The candidate will be required to participate in soil fertility programmes.
  • The candidate will be in charge of Permaculture.

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • The candidate will be in charge of budding trees.
  • The candidate would be responsible for cleaning crops
  • The candidate should need to do regular clipping activities for plants.
  • The candidate will be required to perform the deleafing method.
  • The candidate will be required to perform regular green house cleaning activity.
  • The candidate will be required to perform suckering, weeding, tying, and lowering tasks.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate will be in charge of vertical farming system, and shoot positioning.

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 or damp, dusty, hot and cold environments.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • For transportation, the candidate should use their own 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.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

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