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Position: Farm Hand with a focus on Tractor Operation and Farm Maintenance
Organization: Cropthorne Farm
Location: Delta, Greater Vancouver BC

Full-time, Year Round

About Us

Cropthorne Farm is a 17 acre, certified organic vegetable farm located on Westham Island near Ladner/Delta. We sell our produce at 3 weekly farmers markets in Vancouver and Ladner, at our farmstand, through our 3 seasonal CSA programs serving 200+ members and to top Vancouver restaurants. We are passionate farmers who love what we do and are excited to share our knowledge with others.

Position Description

We are looking for one more person to join our team. Someone with some previous vegetable farming experience to work in all aspects of the farm operation with a focus on equipment and general farm maintenance. Ideally, we would like someone with some tractor operating experience and some shop experience. The successful applicant has a passion for agriculture, is process oriented, has a strong organizational skills, works well in a fast paced environment, has excellent communication, is detail oriented and committed to quality.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Managing the maintenance of all farm equipment, facilities, and supervision of repair and maintenance work
  • Maintaining farm equipment: changing oil, greasing, and making basic repairs to farm equipment and machinery and keep records of.
  • Tractor driving and material handling
  • Managing irrigation
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Seeding and transplanting by hand or machine
  • Cultivating with hand tools and tractors
  • Harvesting, cleaning, bunching and preparing vegetables for cold storage
  • Accurately packing orders for farmers markets, CSA, restaurants and wholesale accounts


  • At least one season working on a farm
  • Class 5 drivers license
  • Fluent in English
  • Basic carpentry and mechanical skills are a strong asset
  • Tractor and equipment operation experience is desired, but not necessary
  • Ability to work with and repair irrigation an asset
  • Ability to work fast and smart and take direction with a positive and constructive attitude.
  • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to commit to a flexible work schedule with some extended hours and weekend work.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Physically capable of carrying out tasks which require the ability to bend for long periods of time, lift up to 20Kg.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Other applicable skills, such as plumbing, electrical, welding an asset.

Position Details

  • This is a full-time year round position with opportunities for advancement with a preferred start date of March 2018.
  • Work schedule – Monday to Friday 40 to 50 hours/week with flexibility to permit weekend work
  • Compensation – we offer competitive remuneration commensurate with experience in the range of $16.00 - $19.00 per hour plus 4% vacation and access to farm vegetables

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to by March 14, 2018.

Only applicants that are currently legally able to work in Canada need apply.

While we invite all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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GoodWork ID: 43670       Date posted to Feb 26 2018