Swine herdsperson

Erie Bluff Farms Inc based in Ridgetown, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Swine herdsperson 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 and Weekend

Employer Name: Erie Bluff Farms Inc
Position: Swine herdsperson
No. of vacancies: 2
Salary: $15.00 hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Ridgetown, ON

Area of Specialization: Swine

Type of Farm Operations: Corn farming, Hog and pig farming, Soybean farming, Wheat farming, Other vegetables and melon farming (except potato)

Type of Crops: Tomatoes

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 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 would be responsible for farm animal grooming.
  • The candidate would be in charge of keeping an inventory of the necessary feed ingredients.
  • The candidate would be responsible for cleaning crops
  • The candidate should need to do regular clipping activities for plants.
  • The candidate will be required to do harvesting of seedlings.
  • The candidate will be required to do regular weeding activity in the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to do regular seed cutting in the farm.
  • The candidate would be responsible for mixing fertilizer in correct proportions.
  • 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 have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate will be required to clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens.
  • The candidate should be responsible for feeding the animals.
  • The candidate would be responsible for detecting disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
  • The candidate should regularly monitor animal health.
  • The candidate will be required to regularly set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops.
  • The candidate should be responsible for maintaining adequate stock for animal foods, medicines etc
  • The candidate would be responsible for coordinating waste removal
  • The candidate would be responsible for transporting stock to farms or processing plants
  • The candidate will be required to maintain high standards of animal welfare
  • The candidate should ensure uninterrupted water supply to the farm.
  • The candidate will be required to work in conjunction with large animal vets to provide herd health management, veterinary treatments, and routine vaccinations.
  • The candidate will be required to identify sick animals and work with veterinarian to determine proper treatment.
  • The candidate would be responsible for handling animals.
  • The candidate would be responsible for distributing food to pigs
  • The candidate should be responsible for observing animals for signs of illness and giving medication when necessary
  • The candidate will be required to move livestock to optimise feeding opportunities.
  • The candidate will be required to use tools to move feed, animals and other equipment to the appropriate areas on the farm in an efficient manner.
  • The candidate would be responsible in doing planting, cultivating and irrigation of crops according to schedule.
  • The candidate should have knowledge and capability to operate farm machinery and equipment.
  • The candidate must perform preventative and routine maintenance on farm equipment and tools.
  • The candidate will be in charge of harvesting of crops.
  • The candidate will be in charge of hoeing crops.
  • The candidate would be in charge of harvesting vegetables by hand.
  • 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 monitor irrigation and soil moisture as per crop requirements.
  • The candidate will be required to regularly update farm manager about crop progress.
  • The candidate must report any signs of insect or disease damage.
  • The candidate need to clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
  • The candidate would be required to direct and monitor work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
  • 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 would be responsible for protecting crops from weeds and pests by taking appropriate actions like spraying pesticides etc.
  • The candidate should be responsible in keeping daily progress reports of the farm.
  • The candidate would be responsible in culling vegetables.
  • The candidate should be responsible for keeping record information such as pesticide use and yields.
  • 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.
  • All packing and stacking duties will be performed in the field and on the farm.
  • The candidate must use hands and arms to handle product.
  • The candidate will be required to removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands
  • The candidate would be responsible in participating the post-harvesting stage of crops and assist in packing them securely for storage purposes.
  • The candidate should examine and inspect containers, packaging material, and product to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • 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.

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • The candidate should have prior experience operating a vegetable or fruit harvester

Work Site Environment

  • The work site environment is noisy, and the candidate must be able to work with complete concentration even in such conditions.
  • The candidate will be required to work in wet or damp, dusty, hot and cold environments.
  • The candidate will be required to work in an environment with a high concentration of odours.
  • Work places are completely smoke free.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours, including tolerance for pests and thorns.

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 in standing position for long hours.
  • 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 must finished the work with in the given time line.
  • The candidate should have ability to distinguish between colours
  • The candidate should have ability to recognize similarities and differences between sounds

Work Location Information

  • The candidate will be required to work in rural area

Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills

  • The candidate will be expected to keep livestock performance records.
  • The candidate will have to feed inventory.
  • The candidate must be able to handle animals.
  • The candidate should be knowledgeable about soybean farming.
  • The candidate would be responsible for implementing smooth weaning process in the farm.
  • The candidate will be in charge of processing pig litters.

How to Apply

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

By email

[email protected]

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