Farm Worker, Grain

Thunder Ridge Farms based in SE-26-47-6-W3rd near Leask, SK Leask, SK S0J 1M0, is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm Worker, Grain 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 Full time or Seasonal employment. The position of Farm Worker, Grain has been approved by the LMIA.

Employer Name: Thunder Ridge Farms
Position: Farm Worker, Grain
No. of vacancies: 10
Salary: $21.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: SE-26-47-6-W3rd near Leask, SK Leask, SK S0J 1M0

Type of Farm Operations: Other grain farming

Job Description

  • The candidate would be responsible in doing planting, cultivating and irrigation of crops according to schedule.
  • The candidate should be able to perform general farm duties
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • The candidate will be required to carry out repair and maintenance work for farm machinery and equipment if and when required.
  • 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 regularly update farm manager about crop progress.
  • The candidate would be responsible in harvesting of crops.
  • The candidate would be responsible in fertilizing and protecting crops from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.
  • 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 for keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • The candidate should be responsible for keeping record information such as pesticide use and yields.
  • The candidate would be responsible for harvesting vegetables by hand.
  • The candidate would be responsible for culling vegetables.
  • 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 expected to follow farm safety protocols.
  • The candidate should be responsible for ensuring cleanliness of the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • 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 check every item to ensure farm’s standard while tossing away items that do not pass that threshold.
  • The candidate need to clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
  • The candidate will be required to maintain or assist in the maintenance of facilities and farm infrastructure including cleaning stables, barns, barnyards and pens.
  • The candidate should examine and inspect containers, packaging material, and product to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • The candidate must ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed.

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.
  • 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 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 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 give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate will be required to perform brush collecting.
  • The candidate would be responsible for cleaning crops
  • The candidate should need to do regular clipping activities for plants.
  • The candidate will be required to do harvesting of seedlings.
  • 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 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, hot and cold weather conditions.
  • 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 should be energetic with a positive attitude.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have prior farm machinery operation experience.

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 should be willing to work for long hours in sitting, standing and walking positions.
  • 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.

Work Location Information

  • The candidate will be required to work in rural area
  • Accommodation facilities are available to the selected candidates.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

By mail

PO Box 462
Leask, SK
S0J 1M0

 

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