Fruit Farm Labourer

Mount Lehman Fruit Growers LTD. based at 28349 0 Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1A1 is looking for suitable candidates for the position of Fruit Farm Labourer 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, Early Morning and Morning. The position of Fruit Farm Labourer has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Mount Lehman Fruit Growers LTD.
Position: Fruit Farm Labourer
No. of vacancies: 8
Salary: $15.20 hourly for 40 hours per week
Employment type:  Full time, Seasonal employment
Location: 28349 0 Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1A1

Type of Farm Operations: Blueberries and Raspberries

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 would be responsible for harvesting of 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 should have the capability to detect disease and health problems in crops.
  • The candidate would be responsible in 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 should be responsible in 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 ensure that all safety procedures are followed to reduce the risk of any type of injury to either the employee or others.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should know English
  • 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 would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate must be physically fit.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • 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 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.

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, hot and cold weather conditions.
  • The candidate should be able to work with full concentration even in noisy surroundings.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • This is a fast paced 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.

How to Apply

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

By mail

28349 0 Avenue
Abbotsford, BC
V4X 1A1

By fax

604-853-9625

 

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