Farm Supervisor

Vista Valley Farm Ltd. based in Abbotsford, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm Supervisor 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 position of Farm Supervisor has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Vista Valley Farm Ltd.
Position: Farm Supervisor
No. of vacancies: 3
Salary: $20.00 hourly for 30 to 40 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Type of Farm Operations: Fruit and vegetable 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 in the farming industry is not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of farming best practices would be an added advantage.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication.
  • 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 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 good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate will be required to have food safety or handling skills.
  • The candidate should be able to perform general farm duties.
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery (Tractor, Farm truck etc.), equipment and buildings.
  • 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 help with the recruitment and training of new employees.
  • The candidate should be responsible in managing overall operations of farm.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep track of the inventory of stored materials.
  • The candidate will be required to carry out repair and maintenance work for farm machinery and equipment if and when required.
  • 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

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 or refrigerated environments.
  • The work site environment is noisy, and the candidate must be able to work with complete concentration even in such conditions.

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
  • The candidate should have ability to recognize similarities and differences between sounds

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

By mail

40063 Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC
V3G 2G9

In person

40063 Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC
V3G 2G9 Between 09:00 AM and 01:30 PM

By phone

604-851-2694 Between 09:00 AM and 02:00 PM

 

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