Farm Worker, General

Circle D Ranch Yukon based in Whitehorse, YT is looking suitable candidates for the position of Farm Worker, General who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. We are a family-owned and operated business on the banks of the Takhini River in the pristine wilderness of Yukon Territory. Bill and Barbara Drury have been running Circle D Ranch and farming in the territory for over 40 years. Haskaps, haskap & other berry jams, Kale Chips, Beef & Elk Meat, Elk Velvet Antler are just a few of the products we offer. We believe in organic and natural farming, in which our animals are treated ethically and with respect. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Full time or Permanent employment. The shift schedules still to be determined.

Employer Name: Circle D Ranch Yukon
Position: Farm Worker, General
No. of vacancies: 1
Salary: $19.00 hourly for 35 hours per week
Employment type:  Full time, Permanent employment
Location: Whitehorse, YT

Type of Farm Operations: Other miscellaneous crop farming, Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots, Other miscellaneous animal farming, Organic farming

Type of Crops: Field berries, Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Artisanal crops, Carrots

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 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 harvesting vegetables by hand.
  • 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 must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.
  • The candidate will be required to clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens.
  • The candidate should be responsible for feeding the animals.
  • The candidate should regularly monitor animal health.
  • The candidate should be responsible for maintaining adequate stock for animal foods, medicines etc.
  • The candidate would be responsible for checking for proper ventilation and temperature conditions
  • The candidate would be responsible for coordinating waste removal
  • The candidate would be responsible for transporting stock to farms or processing plants
  • The candidate will be required to maintain high standards of animal welfare
  • The candidate will be required to use tools to move feed, animals and other equipment to the appropriate areas on the farm in an efficient manner.

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 7 months to 1 year of working experience in similar industry.
  • Knowledge of farming best practices would be an added advantage.
  • The candidate will be required to do harvesting of seedlings.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate must be physically fit.
  • 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 must be able to work long hours on farm.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be flexible.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • 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.

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • The candidate would be responsible for cleaning crops
  • The candidate should need to do regular clipping activities for plants.
  • The candidate will be responsible for Suckering, Weeding, Grading and Greenhouse cleaning
  • The candidate will be required to perform the deleafing method.

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 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 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 have ability to distinguish between colours
  • The candidate should have ability to recognize similarities and differences between sounds
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed

Work Location Information

  • The candidates will be required to work in Rural area.
  • Accommodation facilities are available to the selected candidates.
  • The employer would pay for the selected candidate’s relocation expenses.

Benefits

  • The selected candidate would get On-site housing options.

How to Apply

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

By email

strangerintheland@hotmail.com

Note

Please include the following while sending the application

  • Job reference number- 8431
  • Cover letter
  • References attesting experience
  • Letter of recommendation

 

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