Farm Supervisor

Sandy Shore Farms Limited based in Port Burwell, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm Supervisor who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Sandy Shore Farms is Canada’s largest grower and shipper of fresh asparagus, handling product from 750 acres – roughly one-third of Ontario’s total! For over 60 years, our family has been in the asparagus business. We grow all of our own asparagus crowns to establish and maintain our acreage, and we are proud of the quality of our crowns.

In addition to asparagus, we are proud to grow fresh cherries and bell peppers. 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, Shift, Flexible Hours, Early Morning and Morning. The position of Farm Supervisor has been approved by the LMIA.

Employer Name: Sandy Shore Farms Limited
Position: Farm Supervisor
No. of vacancies: 1
Salary: $20.00 to $21.00 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Port Burwell, ON

Type of Product: Perennials

Type of Farm Operations: Other vegetables and melon farming (except potato)

Type of Crops: Asparagus, Bell peppers and Onions

Job Description

  • The candidate should be able to perform general farm duties.
  • The candidate should be responsible in managing overall operations of farm.
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • 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 required to carry out repair and maintenance work for farm machinery and equipment if and when required.
  • The candidate would be responsible for maintaining work records and logs.
  • The candidate will be expected to ensure the accuracy of time sheets, payroll, and other summaries.
  • The candidate will be required to have food safety or handling skills.
  • The candidate will be required to resolve work related problems.
  • The candidate will be expected to record and relay data.
  • The candidate will be expected to plan and coordinate production.
  • The candidate must identify, investigate, correct, and document potential environmental and safety issues.
  • The candidate must plan and implement changes to machinery and equipment, production systems, and work methods.
  • The candidate will be expected to plan activities, keep logs, keep records, and prepare reports.
  • The candidate will be required to consult with the production supervisor in order to schedule production runs in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • The candidate will be in charge of hoeing crops.
  • 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 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 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 help with the recruitment and training of new employees.
  • 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 required to ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed

Job Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be bilingual.
  • The candidate should know other languages including Spanish.
  • There are no standard education requirements such as a bachelor’s degree, a certificate, or a diploma.
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 3 to 5 years of working experience in similar industry.
  • 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 organized and flexible in nature.
  • 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 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 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 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 have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should be able to supervise more than 20 people.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

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

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty and hot or cold environments.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.
  • The candidate should be able to work with full concentration even in noisy surroundings.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • The candidate should have valid driver’s licence.

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.

In person

731 Lakeshore Rd
Port Burwell, ON
N0J 1T0 Between 08:00 AM and 04:00 PM

 

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