General Farm Worker – Harvesting

Northern Rockies Farms Ltd.

Location: Fort Nelson, BC, Canada

Base Salary: 16.75 hourly for 35 hours per week

Terms of employment: Permanent employment, Full time

Number of Vacancies: 10 vacancies

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • No degree, certificate or diploma

Experience

Experience an asset

Work site environment

  • Hay farming
  • Sheep farming

Work setting

  • Room and board provided

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Farm animal grooming
  • Harvesting seedlings
  • Hoeing crops
  • Mixing fertilizer
  • Monitoring animal health
  • Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops
  • Seed cutting
  • Soil fertility programs
  • Tying
  • Fertilize and spray crops
  • Harvest crops
  • Feed and tend animals
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens
  • Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
  • Examine produce for quality and prepare for market
  • Write daily basic progress reports
  • Set and monitor water lines, air flow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops
  • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies and farm produce, livestock and poultry
  • Clean work area

Experience and specialization

Equipment and machinery experience

  • Turf grass harvester
  • Combine harvester
  • Farm truck
  • Fertilizer applicator
  • Haying equipment
  • Lift truck
  • Loader
  • Manure spreader
  • Planting equipment
  • Sprayer or duster
  • Tractor
  • Hand tools
  • Forklift

Automated systems experience

  • Automated irrigation system
  • Manure handling and storage
  • Storage and silage system

Additional information

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Sound discrimination
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Overtime required
  • Manual dexterity
  • Large workload

Weight handling

  • Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Personal suitability

  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Team player
  • Values and ethics
  • Reliability
  • Quick learner

🌐 Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • 🌐 Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

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