Farm worker, general

GLG Organics based in Leamington, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm worker, general who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Great Lakes Greenhouses is North America’s largest grower, shipper, and packer of hydroponic cucumbers. We are a 118-acre cutting-edge facility on one site. This enables us to provide year-round production to meet the needs of all of our customers.

Our mission is to produce the healthiest, safest food possible. Great Lakes Greenhouses takes pride in maintaining quality and excellence in all that we do. 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 selected candidate will be required to work during the day shift (07:00 to 17:00).

Employer Name: GLG Organics
Position: Farm worker, general
No. of vacancies: 30
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 30 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Leamington, ON

Type of Crops: Cucumbers, Tomatoes

Job Description

  • The candidate would be in charge of transplanting seedlings or rooted cuttings
  • The candidate would be responsible for protecting plants from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • The candidates would be in charge of reporting any signs of insect or disease damage.
  • The candidate would be in charge of potting and re-potting plants
  • The candidate would be in charge of planting bulbs and seeds.
  • The candidate would be in charge of mixing and preparing soils.
  • The candidate would be in charge of assisting with the pruning of trees, shrubs, and plants.
  • The candidate would be responsible for applying fertilizers
  • The candidate would be in charge of watering and caring for plants, lawns, and/or gardens.
  • The candidate will be required to clean work area.
  • The candidate will be required to monitor irrigation and soil moisture as per crop requirements.
  • The candidate would be responsible for monitoring plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in greenhouse 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 would be responsible for harvesting vegetables by hand
  • The candidate will be required to spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
  • The candidate will be responsible for positioning and controlling greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems in order to water plants and fields.
  • The candidate will be required to keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • The candidate would be in charge of vegetable culling.
  • The candidate should be responsible in keeping record information such as pesticide use and yields.
  • The candidate should have the capability to detect disease and health problems in crops.
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • 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
  • The candidate would be responsible in participating the post-harvesting stage of crops and assist in packing them securely for storage purposes.
  • The candidate will be required to regularly update farm manager about crop progress.
  • The candidate need to clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep inventory and order materials as needed.

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 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 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 will be required to do harvesting of seedlings.
  • The candidate would be responsible for cleaning crops.
  • The candidate will be required to perform brush collecting.
  • The candidate should need to do regular clipping activities for plants.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • 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 will be required to perform regular green house cleaning activity.
  • The candidate will be required to perform the deleafing method.
  •  The candidate will be required to perform suckering, tying, and lowering tasks.
  • 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.
  • The candidate should be able to handle weight up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty, hot and cold environments.
  • The candidates will be required to work in confined spaces.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.
  • 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 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 should be willing to work in standing position for extended periods.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed
  • The candidate should be willing to handle large work load.

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.

By email

[email protected]

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