General farm worker

A. Narang Farms Ltd. based in Abbotsford, BC 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 Permanent employment or Full time job. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Weekend and Morning. The position of General farm worker has been approved by the LMIA.

Employer Name: A. Narang Farms Ltd.
Position: General farm worker
No. of vacancies: 3
Salary: $19.00 hourly for 35 to 40 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Type of Farm Operations: Fruit and vegetable combination farming

Type of Crops: Blueberries

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 will be in charge of harvesting of crops.
  • The candidate would be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry.
  • The candidate will be in charge of hoeing crops.
  • The candidate would 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 would be in charge of harvesting vegetables by hand.
  • The candidate would be responsible in culling vegetables.
  • The candidate must report any signs of insect or disease damage.
  • 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 will be required to check every item to ensure farm’s standard while tossing away items that do not pass that threshold.
  • The candidate should be responsible in keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands.
  • 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 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 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 required to do regular seed cutting in the farm.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate should have prior experience operating a tractor, sprayer or duster, seed drill, planting equipment, and fertiliser applicator.

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 places are completely smoke free.

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 for long hours in walking, bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting, standing and walking positions.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in standing position for extended periods.

Work Location Information

  • Accommodation facilities are available to the selected candidates.
  • The candidate will be required to work in various locations.
  • The employer would pay for the selected candidate’s relocation expenses.

Automated Systems Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have prior experience with an automated irrigation system.

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • 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 suckering, weeding, grading, tying and lowering tasks.
  • The candidate will be required to perform the deleafing method.
  • The candidate will be in charge of shoot positioning.

Benefits

  • The selected candidates would get On-site housing options as a part of their compensation packages.

How to Apply

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

By email

narangabbyfarm@gmail.com

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