Greenhouse Worker

Meyers Fruit Farms Ltd based in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON is looking suitable candidates for the position of Greenhouse Worker who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Meyers Farms has a rich agricultural history spanning more than 60 years, with properties located throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. We are passionate about growing a diverse range of vibrant flowers and delectable tender fruits. Meyers is excited and fulfilled to be in its third generation of family ownership, with a dedicated team that strives for continuous improvement. We are guided by the traditions and values that have propelled us forward for decades.

We continue to forge ahead boldly by cultivating an environment of innovation and implementing calculated changes to programmes and technology. Our dedication to excellence extends beyond the quality of our products to recognising and celebrating a strong sense of teamwork. Our dedicated employees contribute to Meyers being a unique and meaningful place to work, and we are strengthened by the skills that everyone brings to the table. 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 selected candidate must be available to work throughout the day shift (07:00 to 17:00). The position of Greenhouse Worker has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Meyers Fruit Farms Ltd
Position: Greenhouse Worker
No. of vacancies: 70
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 45 to 54 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Type of Product: Vegetables, Tropical plants, Seasonal plants, Fruit trees, Cut flowers, Bedding plants, Ferns

Type of Farm Operations: Floriculture production

Job Description

  • The candidate would be in charge of assisting with the pruning of trees, shrubs, and plants.
  • The candidate will be required to clean work area.
  • The candidates would be in charge of reporting any signs of insect or disease damage.
  • The candidate would be in charge of potting and re-potting plants
  • The candidate would be responsible for applying fertilizers
  • The candidate would be in charge of transplanting seedlings or rooted cuttings
  • The candidate would be responsible for protecting plants from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • The candidate would be in charge of planting bulbs and seeds.
  • The candidate would be in charge of mixing and preparing soils.
  • The candidate would be in charge of watering and caring for plants, lawns, and/or gardens.
  • The candidate will be required to monitor irrigation and soil moisture as per crop requirements.
  • The candidate would be responsible for monitoring plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in greenhouse 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 would be responsible for harvesting vegetables by hand
  • The candidate will be required to spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
  • The candidate will be responsible for positioning and controlling greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems in order to water plants and fields.
  • The candidate will be required to keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • The candidate would be in charge of vegetable culling.
  • The candidate should be responsible in keeping record information such as pesticide use and yields.
  • The candidate should have the capability to detect disease and health problems in crops.
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • 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
  • The candidate would be responsible in participating the post-harvesting stage of crops and assist in packing them securely for storage purposes.
  • The candidate will be required to regularly update farm manager about crop progress.
  • The candidate need to clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep inventory and order materials as needed.

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 will be required to do harvesting of seedlings.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate will be required to do regular seed cutting in the farm.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be client focused.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should be organised and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should be able to handle weight up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check
  • The candidate should be able to work with full concentration even in noisy surroundings.
  • The candidate should have good communication skill.

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • The candidate would be responsible for cleaning crops.
  • The candidate will be required to perform brush collecting.
  • 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 the deleafing method.
  •  The candidate will be required to perform suckering, tying, and lowering tasks.
  • The candidate will be required to do regular weeding activity in the farm.
  • The candidate will be in charge of maintaining and managing vine growth, vine canopy, and grapes.
  • The candidate will be in charge of fruit tree training.

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.
  • The candidates will be required to work in confined spaces.
  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty and hot or cold environments.
  • The candidate must be able to work at heights
  • The candidate will be required to work in an environment with a high concentration of odours.
  • 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 should be willing to work in standing position for extended period.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.

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

  • Cover letter
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