Harvesting Labourer

Farmers Fresh Mushrooms based in Abbotsford, BC is looking suitable candidates for the position of Harvesting Labourer who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. Farmers’ Fresh Mushrooms produces a diverse range of conventional and specialty mushrooms for the retail and wholesale food industries in North America. Farmers Fresh products are sold under the Farmers Fresh brand, or they are custom packaged for private labels. Farmers’ Fresh farms sell over 40 different types of mushrooms and mushroom products.

Our standard and specialty products are available in bulk or packaged form, and we specialise in custom packaging and labelling. Farmers’ Fresh farms have achieved the Gold Standard in food safety. We strictly adhere to the Canadian Mushroom Grower Association guidelines and its On-Farm Food Safety programme, which complies with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Food Safety Enhancement Program and the international standards set by the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points.

We also have an annual food safety audit performed by Primus Labs, which includes a micro-analysis of our water sources, the environment, our production, and the final product. 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, Weekend, Shift, Flexible Hours, Early Morning and Morning. The position of Harvesting Labourer has been approved by the LMIA

Employer Name: Farmers Fresh Mushrooms
Position: Harvesting Labourer
No. of vacancies: 40
Salary: $15.20 to $18.20 hourly for 30 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Type of Crops: Mushrooms

Job Description

  • The candidate would be responsible for sorting and packing fruits and vegetables.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep work areas clean, orderly, and well-organized.
  • The candidate will be required to pick row and orchard crops
  • 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 in charge of harvesting crops that are ready for market.
  • The candidate must load, unload, and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce, livestock, and poultry.
  • The candidate will be responsible for inspecting each fruit item to ensure its freshness.
  • The candidate will be in charge of trimming overgrown and shabby crops.
  • The candidate will be in charge of nurturing crops in the garden so that they do not wilt in wet soil.
  • The candidate must place each fruit or stack of fruits into the appropriate bags or packs.
  • The candidate will be required to count and weigh quantities, as well as adjust quantities to ensure uniformity of bags or boxes.
  • The candidate must load bags and packages onto trays and racks.
  • The candidate must record information such as quantity, weight, time, and dates of packing.
  • The candidate will be expected to supervise and assist with container filling.
  • The candidate will be expected to label fruits in accordance with the instructions supplied.
  • The candidate will be responsible for properly loading packed fruit containers onto delivery trucks.
  • The candidate will be expected to provide information about box care to loading and delivery workers.
  • The candidate will be required to wrap exposed layers of fruit in foil or plastic film.
  • The candidate will be expected to carefully line up fruit boxes or crates.
  • The candidate will be required to close or seal containers by placing lids on them.
  • The candidate must ensure that the nails are properly fitted so that they do not damage the fruit inside.
  • In order to place information on fruit shipment documentation, the candidate will be required to weigh end items (boxes, packages, or crates).
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the stock facilities are kept in accordance with hygiene standards, as well as regulating the temperature, heating, and air conditioning of storage facilities.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.
  • All packing and stacking duties will be performed in the field and on the farm.
  • The candidate will be expected to review work orders to determine daily fruit packing tasks.
  • The candidate will be expected to inspect machines, equipment, and containers for cleanliness and proper operation.
  • The candidate will be expected to uphold and follow food safety policies and practises.
  • The candidate would be responsible for writing daily basic progress reports

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 be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate must be physically fit.
  • The candidate must be able to work long hours on farm.
  • The candidate must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work well with a varied group of people.
  • The candidate must be skilled in the use of the tools required for this position.
  • The candidate should have excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • 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 a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be able to handle weight up to 9 kg (20 lbs)

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 responsible for Suckering, Weeding, Grading and Greenhouse cleaning
  • The candidate will be required to perform the deleafing method.

Work Site Environment

  • The candidates will be required to work in confined spaces.
  • 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 dusty, wet or damp, hot and cold weather conditions.
  • The candidate will be required to work in areas with a high odour density.

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 long hours.
  • 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.
  • The candidate should be willing to handle large work load.
  • The candidate must perform manual dexterity tasks.

Work Location Information

  • Accommodation facilities are available to the selected candidates.

How to Apply

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