Farm Worker, Vegetables

1329606 ONTARIO LIMITED based in 353 Highway 77, Leamington, ON N8H 3V5 is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Farm Worker, Vegetables 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 shift timings include Day, Weekend, Overtime and Early Morning. The position of Farm Worker, Vegetables has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: 1329606 ONTARIO LIMITED
Position: Farm Worker, Vegetables
No. of vacancies: 30
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Full time, Seasonal employment
Location: 353 Highway 77, Leamington, ON N8H 3V5

Type of Product: Vegetables, Hydroponic horticultural products

Type of Crops: Cucumbers

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 responsible in doing planting, cultivating and irrigation of crops according to schedule.
  • 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 should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • 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 carry out repair and maintenance work for farm machinery and equipment if and when required.
  • The candidate will be required to monitor irrigation and soil moisture as per crop requirements.
  • 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
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • 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 will be expected to keep inventory and order materials as needed.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.

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 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 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 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.
  • The candidate should be able to handle weight up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Work Site Environment

  • The candidates will be required to work in confined spaces.
  • The candidate must be able to work at heights
  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty and hot or cold environments.
  • Work places are completely smoke free.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • For transportation, the candidate should use their own vehicle
  • There is no public transportation

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 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 should be willing to handle large work load.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in standing position for extended periods.
  • 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.
  • The candidate will also be required to work in remote locations.

How to Apply

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

By fax

519-322-0516

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