General farm worker

Thomas Watts based in Thornbury, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of General farm worker 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, Flexible Hours, Early Morning and Morning. The position of General farm worker has been approved by the LMIA.

Employer Name: Thomas Watts
Position: General farm worker
No. of vacancies: 7
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 40 to 56 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: Thornbury, ON

Type of Crops: Apples

Job Description

  • The candidate will be in charge of harvesting of crops.
  • 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 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 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 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 .
  • Previous experience in the farming industry 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 should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate will be required to do harvesting of seedlings.
  • 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 perform regular green house cleaning activity.
  • The candidate will be required to perform suckering, Weeding, Grading, tying, and lowering tasks.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate will be required to perform the deleafing method.
  • 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 have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate

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 conditions, as well as in dusty, hot and cold environments.
  • The candidate must be able to work at a height and not be afraid of working at a height.

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 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.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed

Work Location Information

  • The candidate will be required to work in rural area.
  • The employer would not pay relocation cost to the selected candidates

How to Apply

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

By mail

027469 30TH SR suite rr1
thornbury, ON
N0H 2P0

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