Farm labourer

Spurr Brothers Farms Ltd based in 144 Bridge Street , Melvern Square, Kingston, NS B0P 1R0 is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm labourer who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Spurr Brothers Farms Ltd is a food manufacturing firm. Shippy Spurr founded Spurr Brothers Farms in 1875, when he began growing apples, hay, and grains on 62 acres of land. He quickly rose to prominence as one of our province’s leading apple exporters and an advocate for agriculture and farmers’ rights.

They are subject to seasonal availability to ensure that we only stock our shelves with the best and freshest products. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Seasonal employment or Full time job. The shift timings include Day, Evening and Weekend. The position of Farm labourer has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Spurr Brothers Farms Ltd
Position: Farm labourer
No. of vacancies: 12
Salary: $13.35 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: 144 Bridge Street , Melvern Square, Kingston, NS B0P 1R0

Type of Farm Operations: Tree and orchard fruit, Fruit and vegetable combination farming

Job Description

  • The candidate would be responsible in doing planting, cultivating and irrigation of crops according to schedule.
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • The candidate must perform preventative and routine maintenance on farm equipment and tools.
  • The candidate will be in charge of harvesting of crops.
  • The candidate would be in charge of harvesting vegetables by hand.
  • The candidate will be in charge of hoeing crops.
  • The candidate will be required to inspect already planted crops to ensure that they are growing properly and address any prevailing issues.
  • The candidate will be required to check every item to ensure farm’s standard while tossing away items that do not pass that threshold.
  • The candidate will be required to monitor irrigation and soil moisture as per crop requirements.
  • The candidate will be required to regularly update farm manager about crop progress.
  • The candidate need to clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
  • The candidate would be required to direct and monitor work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • The candidate should be responsible in ensuring cleanliness of the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • The candidate would be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
  • The candidate would be responsible for protecting crops from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • 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 in keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • The candidate would be responsible in culling vegetables.
  • The candidate should be responsible for keeping record information such as pesticide use and yields.
  • The candidate would be responsible for selecting and picking of produce according to size and ripeness and disregard rotting and over ripped produce.
  • The candidate would be responsible for grading, sorting and packing of produce into containers.
  • All packing and stacking duties will be performed in the field and on the farm.
  • The candidate must use hands and arms to handle product.
  • The candidate will be required to removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands
  • The candidate would be responsible in participating the post-harvesting stage of crops and assist in packing them securely for storage purposes.
  • The candidate should examine and inspect containers, packaging material, and product to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • 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
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma .
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 7 months to 1 year of working experience in similar industry.
  • Knowledge of farming best practices would be an added advantage.
  • 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 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 be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • 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 do harvesting of seedlings.
  • The candidate will be required to do regular weeding activity in the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to do regular seed cutting in the farm.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate will be responsible for Suckering, Weeding, Grading and Greenhouse cleaning
  • The candidate will be required to perform the deleafing method.
  • 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 decision making and problem solving skills.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate should have prior experience operating a tractor, a fruit harvester, and a farm truck.

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 work site environment is noisy, and the candidate must be able to work with complete concentration even in such conditions.
  • Work places are completely smoke free

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 should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in standing position for long hours.
  • 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 ready to work overtime if needed
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours

How to Apply

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

By mail

144 Bridge Street
Melvern Square, NS
B0P 1R0

In person

144 Bridge Street
Melvern Square, NS
B0P 1R0 Between 09:00 AM and 04:00 AM

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