Farm hand

John Buchanan based in Victoria, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm hand 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 schedules have yet to be determined.

Employer Name: John Buchanan
Position: Farm hand
No. of vacancies: 2
Salary: $18.00 to $20.00 hourly for 35 to 40 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Victoria, BC

Type of Farm Operations: Hay farming, Sheep farming, Livestock combination farming

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.
  • Previous experience is not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of farming best practices would be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organised and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • 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 should have good communication skill.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of animal welfare as well as excellent animal-handling abilities.
  • The candidate must be self-motivated and capable of making decisions.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude.
  • 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 able to accept criticism while remaining calm and effective in high-stress situations.
  • The candidate will be responsible for farm animal grooming.
  • The candidate will be in charge of keeping an inventory of the necessary feed ingredients.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.
  • The candidate will be in charge of planting, cultivating, and irrigation of crops on time
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • The candidate will be in charge of harvesting of crops.
  • The candidate will be required to keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • The candidate will be in charge of keeping track of information such as pesticide use and yields.
  • The candidate will be responsible for protecting crops from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • The candidate will be required to clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens.
  • The candidate will be expected to feed and care for animals.
  • The candidate will be required to monitor animal health on a regular basis.
  • The candidate will be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry.
  • The candidate will be in charge of stone and/or wood picking.
  • 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 consult with animal nutritionists and livestock feed sales representatives to create feeding plans that yield maximum milk production levels.
  • The candidate will be required to identify sick animals and work with veterinarian to determine proper treatment.
  • The candidate should be responsible for maintaining adequate stock for animal foods, medicines etc.
  • The candidate will be required to write basic progress reports on a daily basis.
  • The candidate should ensure farm activities comply with government regulations.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed

Security and Safety

  • 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 or damp, dusty, hot and cold environments.
  • 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.

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 have excellent hand eye coordination
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should be required to handle heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in standing position for extended periods.
  • 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.

Work Location Information

  • The employer will not pay relocation expenses for the selected candidates.

Benefits

  • The selected candidate will receive financial and other benefits.
  • The selected candidate will receive a Bonus under financial benefits.
  • In addition to the financial benefits mentioned above, the selected candidate will receive other benefits such as free parking and employer-paid learning or training.

How to Apply

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

By email

parrybay@outlook.com

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