Fruit farm labourer

Indian Garden Farms based in Hebbville, NS is inviting applications from 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 Seasonal employment or Full time job. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Weekend, Shift and Morning. The position of Fruit farm labourer has been approved by the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).

Employer Name: Indian Garden Farms
Position: Fruit farm labourer
No. of vacancies: 3
Salary: $13.35 hourly for 32 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: Hebbville, NS

Job Description

  • The candidate will be responsible for sorting and packing fruits and vegetables.
  • The candidate will be in charge of planting, cultivating, and irrigating crops on time.
  • The candidate will be required to pick row and orchard crops.
  • The candidate will be expected to carry out general farm duties.
  • The candidate will be expected to carry out general labour duties.
  • The candidate will be required to load, unload, and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce, livestock, and poultry.
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • The candidate will be in charge of harvesting of crops.
  • The candidate will be in charge of hoeing crops.
  • The candidate will be responsible for protecting crops from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • 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 monitor irrigation and soil moisture as per crop requirements.
  • The candidate must report any signs of insect or disease damage.
  • The candidate will be in charge of ensuring the farm’s cleanliness.
  • The candidate will be required to keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • The candidate will be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops.
  • The candidate will be responsible for keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • The candidate will be in charge of ensuring the farm’s continuous water supply.
  • The candidate will be required to removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands.
  • The candidate will be responsible for selecting and picking of produce according to size and ripeness and disregard rotting and over ripped produce.
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed.
  • 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.
  • Training will be provided to the selected candidate.
  • 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 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 will be responsible for cleaning crops.
  • The candidate should need to do regular clipping activities for plants.
  • The candidate will be required to perform suckering, weeding, grading, tying, and lowering tasks.
  • The candidate will be required to do regular seed cutting in the farm.
  • The candidate will be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude.
  • The candidate must be able to handle weight up to 23 kg (50 lbs).

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 or refrigerated environments.

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 handle 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 walking, bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • 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.

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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