Mushroom Picker

Sharon Mushroom Farm based in 20744 Kennedy Road, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0 is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Mushroom Picker 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 full time or permanent employment. The shift timings include Day, Evening, Weekend, Shift and Early Morning. The position of Mushroom Picker has been approved by the LMIA.

Employer Name: Sharon Mushroom Farm
Position: Mushroom Picker
No. of vacancies: 27
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
Employment type: Full time, Permanent employment
Location: 20744 Kennedy Road, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0

Type of Crops: Mushrooms

Job Description

  • The candidate would be responsible for sorting and packing fruits and vegetables.
  • The candidate will be required to pick row and orchard crops
  • The candidate must load, unload, and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce, livestock, and poultry.
  • The candidate must select and pick mushrooms based on size and ripeness, while discarding rotting and over-ripe produce.
  • The candidate will be required to plant mushroom spawn or spores using hand tools and farm machinery.
  • The candidate will be required to cultivate, fertilise, spray, and harvest mushrooms using hand tools or farm machinery.
  • The candidate will be expected to perform appropriate duties in order to control weed growth, insects, diseases, and undesirable fungus growth.
  • The candidate will be required to irrigate land for crop growth.
  • The candidate will be responsible for grading, sorting, bunching, and packing produce into containers.
  • The candidate will be responsible for loading the filled containers onto trucks.
  • The candidate must use hands and arms to handle product.
  • All packing and stacking duties will be performed in the field and on the farm.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep work areas clean, orderly, and well-organized.
  • The candidate will be required to ensure that the fruit you pick has been weighed and recorded
  • The candidate will be required to obtain cartons and crates depending on the type of fruit that needs to be packed.
  • The candidate must select each item and inspect it for conformance.
  • The candidate will be expected to label fruits in accordance with the instructions supplied.
  • 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.
  • When picking, the candidate will be required to take the necessary health and safety precautions, such as maintaining proper posture, operating tools and machinery safely, and wearing appropriate clothing and weather protection.
  • The candidate will be responsible for watering all mushroom crops and ensuring proper growth and health.
  • The candidate will be expected to uphold and follow food safety policies and practises.
  • The candidate must examine the quality of the product and get it ready for the market.
  • The candidate will be required to removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English
  • 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 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 should be proficient in the use of hovels, trowels, hoes, shears, and knives.
  • 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 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 will be responsible for inspecting each fruit item to ensure its freshness.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude
  • The candidate should be able to handle weight up to 9 kg (20 lbs)
  • The candidate must be able to climb and work from a ladder with ease.
  • The candidate should be well-versed in high-quality mushroom cultivation and packing practises.
  • 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 wet or damp, hot and cold weather conditions.
  • 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 have ability to distinguish between colours
  • 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 must perform manual dexterity tasks.

Benefits

  • Under financial benefits, the selected candidates would get piece work

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

By mail

20744 Kennedy Road
Sharon, ON
L0G 1V0

By fax

905-473-1562

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