General farm worker

Rockytrail Farms ltd based in SE-22-10-15, Purple Springs, AB T0K 1X0 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, Weekend, Overtime, Flexible Hours and Early Morning (07:00 to 18:00). The position of General farm worker has been approved by the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).

Employer Name: Rockytrail Farms ltd
Position: General farm worker
No. of vacancies: 8
Salary: $15.65 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: SE-22-10-15, Purple Springs, AB T0K 1X0

Type of Farm Operations: Other miscellaneous crop farming, Fruit and vegetable combination farming

Job Description

  • The candidate will be in charge of harvesting vegetables by hand.
  • The candidate will be responsible for culling vegetables.
  • The candidate will be in charge of planting, cultivating, and irrigating crops on time.
  • 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 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 responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops.
  • 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 responsible for keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • The candidate must ensure that the farm receives 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.
  • Candidate having experience is an asset.
  • 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.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate should have previous experience operating a vegetable harvester.

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.
  • The work site environment is noisy, and the candidate must be able to work with complete concentration even in such conditions.

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 bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours.
  • 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.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.

Work Location Information

  • Accommodation facilities are available to the selected candidate.

Benefits

  • Transportation will be provided by the employer to the selected candidates.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

Note

Please include the following while sending the application

  • Job reference number- 2877
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