Farm manager

Canwest Farms Ltd. based in Richmond, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm manager who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. CanWest Farms is the result of the Kallu family’s hard work and dedication. In Richmond, BC, we’ve been farming since the 1960s. CanWest Farms allows local customers to shop directly from the farm. Our on-site Farm Market sells fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers, as well as specialty items such as honey and jam. During the blueberry season, we sell ready-picked and frozen blueberries at our market (typically from the beginning of July to the end of August). 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, Weekend, Early Morning and Morning

Employer Name: Canwest Farms Ltd.
Position: Farm manager
No. of vacancies: 2
Salary: $21.88 hourly for 30 to 40 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Richmond, BC

Type of Farm Operations: Tree and orchard fruit;, Harvest crops, Berries

Type of Crops: Blueberries, Field berries, Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries

Job Description

  • The candidate should be able to perform general farm duties.
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery, equipment and buildings.
  • The candidate should be responsible in managing overall operations of farm.
  • The candidate will be required to carry out repair and maintenance work for farm machinery, equipments and buildings if and when required.
  • The candidate will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, and supervising staff and/or volunteers.
  • The candidate will be in charge of hoeing crops.
  • The candidate would be in charge of vegetable culling.
  • The candidate would be responsible for maintaining work records and logs.
  • The candidate will be required to maintain 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 develop work schedules and establish procedures
  • The candidate will be required to supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
  • The candidate will be expected to keep track of the inventory of stored materials.
  • The candidate should ensure farm activities comply with government regulations.
  • 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 required to visit various divisions to inspect crops and livestock, as well as perform soil and water tests.
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, and other supplies are restocked on a regular basis.
  • The candidate will be expected to install, maintain, and monitor the irrigation system on a regular basis.
  • The candidate will be in charge of marketing and selling farm products such as fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, and grain.
  • 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 will be expected to build professional networks and stay up to date on agricultural science developments.
  • The candidate must understand the implications of the weather and devise contingency plans.
  • The candidate will be expected to ensure that deadlines for activities such as seeding and harvesting are met.
  • 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 will be responsible for monitoring staff rosters, hours, and performance, as well as resolving any grievances.
  • The candidate will be expected to supervise the work of farming units and make suggestions for improvements and changes.
  • The candidate will be expected to assist and supervise the day-to-day activities of general farm workers.
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed

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.
  • 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 oral and written communication.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • 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 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 bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate should have a thorough criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude.
  • The candidate must be able to take the initiative and solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • The candidate must be able to plan and direct large-scale, diverse farm activities, supervise large groups of farm workers in farm activities, and direct skilled and unskilled employees in a variety of farm operations.
  • The candidate should be able to keep time, production, and cost records, as well as make reports and recommendations for method and equipment improvement.
  • 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 should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should have leadership skills to take control of a situation and make quick decisions when necessary
  • The candidate should have the ability to supervise staff in various areas of responsibility.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate should be proficient in handling farm machineries like Tractor and Harvesters

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 should be able to work with full concentration even in noisy surroundings.

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 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 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 must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed

Agricultural Service Contractors Specific Skills

  • The candidate should be knowledgeable about soil fertility programmes.

How to Apply

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

By email

canwestfarm@gmail.com

By mail

13051 Blundell Road
Richmond, BC
V6W 1B6

In person

13051 Blundell Road
Richmond, BC
V6W 1B6 Between 11:00 AM and 07:00 PM

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