Greenhouse worker

Burnaby Lake Greenhouses Ltd. based in Surrey, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Greenhouse 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 selected candidate will be required to work overtime.

Employer Name: Burnaby Lake Greenhouses Ltd.
Position: Greenhouse worker
No. of vacancies: 10
Salary: $15.65 hourly for 32 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Surrey, BC

Type of Product: Flowers and plants

Job Description

  • The candidate will be in charge of transplanting seedlings or rooted cuttings
  • The candidate will be responsible for protecting plants from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying insecticides and fungicides.
  • The candidate will be in charge of planting bulbs and seeds.
  • The candidate will be in charge of planting, cultivating, and irrigation of crops on time.
  • The candidate will be in charge of mixing and preparing soils.
  • The candidate will be required to clean work area.
  • The candidate will be expected to help with grafting activities.
  • The candidate will be in charge of watering and caring for plants, lawns, and/or gardens.
  • The candidates will be in charge of reporting any signs of insect or disease damage.
  • The candidate will be in charge of potting and re-potting plants
  • The candidate will be required to dig up wrapping rootballs of trees and shrubs.
  • The candidate will be in charge of assisting with the pruning of trees, shrubs, and plants.
  • 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 keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • The candidate will be in charge of keeping track of information such as pesticide use and yields.
  • The candidate will be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops.
  • The candidate will be expected to order parts and keep inventory.

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 should be bondable and easily communicate.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude.
  • 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.

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • The candidate will be required to perform regular green house cleaning activity.
  • 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.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate should be familiar with mechanical cultivators, mechanical sprayers, and hand tools.

Work Setting

  • The candidate will be required to work in a greenhouse.

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.
  • The candidate should ready to work overtime if needed.

Benefits

  • Under Health Benefits, the selected candidates would get Health care plan and Dental plan.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

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