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General Farm Worker

Abbotsford - BC, British Columbia,CANADA
 
 
 
Job ID
:
#JP247-28501
 
Employer
:
Fraser Blu Farm Abbotsford Ltd.
 
Job Category
:
Others
 
Posting Date
:
March 23, 2018
 
Deadline
:
November 23, 2018
 
Vacancies
:
5
 
Website
:
 
 
 
 

General Farm Worker
(National Occupational Classification 2016 - NOC Code: 8431)


Company Summary:



Fraser Blu Farm Abbotsford Ltd. produces organic blueberries, vegetables and field crops since its inception in 2013. Our mission is to provide high quality organic produce for the local community, while maintaining a business that supports our family and employees. We were taught to always respect the land and our farming practices reflect that. In turn, we pass that same respect and knowledge on to the next generation so that our farm will continue to grow and thrive.  We are currently looking for 5 energetic and efficient Farm Workers to join our team. This is a permanent full time position reporting directly to the Farm Supervisor / Owner.



Company Operating Name
: Fraser Blu Farm Abbotsford Ltd.   



Business Address:   1840 Townline Road, Abbotsford, BC V2V 6N1 Canada

Job Summary:


The Farm Worker is responsible for transplanting, weeding, harvesting, preparation of produce for market.  The farm work varies from week to week work, and is suited to people who enjoy working outdoors, are comfortable spending many hours bending down or kneeling and getting their hands dirty, enjoy working with others as part of a team, can maintain a positive attitude under adverse conditions (heat, cold, rain, mud, mosquitoes), and are motivated by the belief that growing food organically is good work. Experience is an asset but not a requirement as we are happy to train people who have a positive attitude and are keen to learn new skills.


 Job Title: General Farm Worker

No. of Positions: 5


Job Description and Duties:



  • Plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, irrigate and harvest crops



  • Field work, soil preparation, plowing, pruning, planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, washing and cleaning, tying sorting and grading, packing of the
    field crops, fruits and vegetables

  • Monitor irrigation and the soil moisture as per crop requirements



  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment

  • Detect disease and health problems in crops

  • Examine produce for quality and prepare for market

  • Maintain or assist in the maintenance of facilities and farm infrastructure

  • Follow food safety and security procedures


Terms of Employment: Permanent Full Time, Long Term



Hours of Work:
40 hours per week


Wages:  $15.00 per hour



Overtime:
One and one-half times the regular wage rate as per provincial regulations


Benefits Package:



  • Insurance from Workplace Safety and Insurance Board covered by employer

  • Vacation pay as per provincial regulations will be paid each payday on a semi-monthly basis
     


Location of Work:  1840 Townline Road, Abbotsford, BC V2V 6N1 Canada

Anticipated Start Date of Employment:  As soon as possible

Education, Experience and Language Requirements:



  • Completion of Secondary School is not required

  • Some basic farm knowledge preferred though training will be provided

  • Able to speak, write, read and understand English

  • Punjabi speaking is an asset but not a condition or requirement


Equipment and Machinery Experience: Training will be provided


Type of Crops:  Vegetables, Fruits and Field crops


Working Conditions and Physical Capabilities: 



  • Repetitive tasks

  • Manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination

  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking, kneeling and bending

  • Standing for extended periods

  • Strength and agility are necessary for lifting heavy loads

  • Outdoors, Wet/Damp, Dusty, Rain/Shine, Hot/Cold Weather


Additional Skills and Other Requirements:



  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Must be a team player, flexible, reliable and organized

  • Must be available for all hours of operations and shifts including overtime and weekend work as required


Preference to Canadian citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents, New Immigrants, Indigenous Persons / Aboriginals and Youth



If interested in this position, please apply by email to us at FraserBluFarm@gmail.com
with resume and cover letter. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.