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Position: Farm Supervisor
Organization: Civica Land & Logistics
Location: Surrey, Greater Vancouver, BC

We are a for-profit Social Enterprise farm that was formed by a Nexus Advocacy Foundation, a non-profit society with the mandate of "People, Place, & Priniciple". We are starting a new project in Surrey called Drinkwater Farm and need several positions filled for a January 2020 start-date. The land has been fallow for 30 years, so the first 3 months of work will be simply clearing the 11 acres of brush and debris. 

Job requirements

  • Languages: English
  • Education: College, or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
  • Ability to Supervise: 3-4 people
  • Own Tools/Equipment: Steel-toed safety boots
  • Security and Safety: Criminal record check
  • Transportation/Travel Information: Valid driver's licence, Own transportation, Drive manual transmission vehicle

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure, Physically demanding, Attention to detail, Combination of sitting, standing, walking, Large workload
  • Work Location Information: Rural area
  • Work Site Environment: Dusty, Outdoors
  • Personal Suitability: Organized, Team player
  • Additional Skills: Maintain work records and logs, Perform general farm duties, Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment, Hire and train staff
  • Area of Specialization: Agricultural crop service

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Carrot seeder, Sprayer or duster, Seed drill, Harvesters, Vegetable or fruit harvester, Automated irrigation system
  • Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills
  • Mixing fertilizer

Specific Skills - Field Crops

  • Stone and/or wood picking, Hoeing crops, Vegetable culling

Type of Crops

  • Tomatoes, Herbs, Greenhouse vegetables, Greenhouse tomatoes, Garlic, Carrots, Cabbage, Blueberries

Type of Farm Operations

  • Organic farming, Fruit and vegetable combination farming

Agricultural Service Contractors Specific Skills

  • Permaculture, Soil fertility programs, Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures, Maintain financial and production records, Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting

Farm Supervisors Specific Skills

  • Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers, Supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations, Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed, Maintain quality control and production records

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.); First Aid Certificate

How to apply

By email: , subject: Farm supervisor

By fax: 778-508-9736

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 10 2019    ID: 54926