Orchard worker

Curlew Orchard based in Vernon, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Orchard 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 Seasonal employment or Full time (Student Job). The shift timings include Day, Flexible Hours, Early Morning and Morning.

Employer Name: Curlew Orchard
Position: Orchard worker
No. of vacancies: 1
Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 hourly for 30 to 40 hours per week
Employment type: Seasonal employment, Full time (Student Job)
Location: Vernon, BC

Type of Farm Operations: Fruit and vegetable combination farming, Organic farming

Type of Crops: Apples

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language.
  • The candidate should have minimum qualification of Secondary (high) school graduation certificate.
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 1 to less than 7 months of working experience in similar industry.
  • 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 energetic with a positive attitude.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate would be responsible in doing planting, cultivating and harvesting of crops according to schedule.
  • The candidate will be expected to pick fruit without harming the plants.
  • The candidate will be responsible for crop pruning to ensure maximum growth.
  • The candidate would be responsible for protecting crops from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • The candidate should be proficient in handling farm machineries like Tractor, Farm truck etc.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • The candidate should be responsible in keeping daily progress reports of 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 will be required to removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands.
  • The candidate should be responsible in ensuring cleanliness of the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to keep an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases.
  • The candidate should have the capability to detect disease and health problems in crops.
  • 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.

Work Site Environment

  • 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 environments.

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 must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in bending, crouching and kneeling positions.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • 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.

Work Location Information

  • The candidates will be required to work in Rural area.
  • The employer would not pay relocation cost to the selected candidates.

How to Apply

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

By email

curleworchard@gmail.com

Note

Please include the following while sending the application

  • Cover letter
  • References attesting experience
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