Farm Worker

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2191945473
18 CA$
Farm Worker
Canada, Ontario, Tilbury,
Modified June 13, 2024


An experienced horticulturist or farmer is the ideal candidate however we are eager to train an ambitious hard worker who wants to learn skills beyond what any other position can offer. From working in our Apiary to Yard work and everything in-between, you will learn skills such as weeding, spraying, carpentry, plumbing and even basic electrical. You will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of a 16-acre market garden farm with state-of-the-art equipment involving forward thinking practices - some unconventional such as vertical farming, hydroponics and plastic raised bed growing. The extensive gardens need to be maintained in lush conditions and be prepared to improve where needed by adding more landscapes beds and enhance exiting gardens. On rainy days you get to work in cozy greenhouses or fully tooled workshop. If you have your pesticide license that will be a bonus but we can easily help you get it. You must have reliable transportation a valid driver’s license in good standing. You must be able to be bonded when the time comes. Getting dirty is part of the job and keeping the equipment spotless is the goal. Position is full time year-round with wages based on experience with starting to be $18+ per hour.
Here are some specifics you would need to match:
 Ability to meet the physical requirements of agricultural work
 Lift 50 pounds
 Complete 8 hours of continuous physical work
 Work in adverse weather when needed
 Interest in food production, sustainability
 Ability to adapt to demands of agricultural production (varied and changing tasks, weather, overtime hours if needed)
 Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks on schedule
 Experience in crop production
 Excellent organizational skills
 Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, prioritizing as needed
 Demonstrated supervisory skills
 Good communication skills
 Computer skills an asset
 Experience with design, set-up and operation of farmer market stands an asset
 Undertake greenhouse tasks and seedling propagation
 Undertake weed management and pest control measures
 Set up and operate irrigation equipment
 Harvest and prepare vegetables for market
 Ensuring harvested vegetables are the right size, appearance and quality
 Monitoring harvest supplies to ensure on-time ordering
 Accurately recording harvest information
 Coordinate field transplanting and weed management
 Management of crop covers
 Field irrigation
 Greenhouse operation, including crop pruning and environmental management
 Coordinating greenhouse tasks
 Greenhouse watering
 Weed and pest control
 Greenhouse harvesting and accurately recording harvest information ONLY respond by sending a current Resume to
Must be a permanent resident of Canada with reliable transportation. Able to start immediately.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Hourly
Occupation: Farm worker

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