Harvesting labourer

Piccioni Bros. Mushroom Farm Ltd based in 355 Rock Chapel Rd., Dundas, ON L9H 5E2 is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Harvesting labourer 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, Flexible Hours and Early Morning.

Employer Name: Piccioni Bros. Mushroom Farm Ltd
Position: Harvesting labourer
No. of vacancies: 30
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: 355 Rock Chapel Rd., Dundas, ON L9H 5E2

Type of Crops: Mushrooms

Job Description

  • The candidate will be responsible for sorting and packing fruits and vegetables.
  • The candidate will be required to pick row and orchard crops.
  • The candidate will be required to load, unload, and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce, livestock, and poultry.
  • The candidate will be in charge of harvesting vegetables by hand.
  • 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 monitor irrigation and soil moisture as per crop requirements.
  • The candidate will be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops.
  • The candidate will be responsible for keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • 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 responsible for inspecting each item to ensure its freshness.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep work areas clean, orderly, and well-organized.
  • The candidate will be required to removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands.
  • 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.
  • The candidate will be expected to uphold and follow food safety policies and practises.

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 be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • 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 have excellent oral and written communication.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate must inspect the fruit for signs of disease, insect manifestations, worms, and rot quickly and carefully.
  • 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 be energetic with a positive attitude.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate.
  • The candidate will be responsible for cleaning crops.
  • The candidate will be required to perform suckering, weeding, grading, tying, and lowering tasks.
  • The candidate will be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate should have prior experience operating a tractor, loader, fruit harvester, farm truck, and forklift.
  • The candidate must be able to handle weight up to 9 kg (20 lbs).

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate must be able to work at heights.
  • 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.
  • The candidate will be required to work in an environment with a high concentration of odours.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Public transportation is not available for the candidate to use.

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 must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate must perform manual dexterity tasks.
  • The candidate should be able to distinguish between colours.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in standing position for extended periods.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.

Work Location Information

  • The candidates will be required to work in Rural area.

Benefits

  • Health and financial benefits will be provided to the selected candidate.
  • Under Health Benefits, the selected candidate will receive Health care plan.
  • Under financial benefits, the selected candidate will be paid a fixed piece rate for each unit produced or action performed, regardless of time.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

In person

355 Rock Chapel Rd.
Dundas, ON
L9H 5E2 Between 09:00 AM and 05:30 PM

By fax

905-628-9223

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