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Position: Farm hand on organic vegetable farm
Type: paid full-time plus on-farm accom., more (see below)
Organization: Campbell Valley Farms
Location: south of Langley, Greater Vancouver BC

Farm Hand position available in South Langley Organic Vegetable Farm:

Looking for a candidate to fulfill the following:

  • Field prep, amendment application, transplanting, irrigation installation, harvest, post-harvest processing
  • Various field and orchard tasks including weeding, mulching, clearing beds, cutting grass, weed wacking
  • Livestock care (feeding, watering, other daily tasks)
  • Maintaining a clean and aesthetically pleasing farm appearance
  • Small and large machinery and tool operation
  • Working with compost processing and applying compost tea and other organic ammendments
  • Supply runs, and other farm tasks as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work quickly but diligently
  • Must be physically fit and capable of hard physical work and repetitive tasks (including bending, lifting, crouching, and long periods of standing)
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather (frost, rain, wind, heat) for long hours
  • Attention to detail, cleanliness, and good aesthetic sense
  • Excellent oral communication skills and conflict resolution skills
  • Highly self-motivated, positive attitude, adaptable, organized
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with limited supervision
  • Basic experience with mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, and/or electrical work an asset
  • Valid Drivers’ licence required for regular produce deliveries in a large van

Our Ideal candidate

  • Never leaves a job unfinished and has exceptional follow through
  • Does what they say they are going to do and asks for help when they need it
  • Has an extremely high level of personal responsibility
  • Is cool headed, grounded and reasonable
  • Is not overwhelmed or dissuaded by problems, but instead looks for solutions and permanent fixes
  • Is proactive and anticipates future needs

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Accommodation
Separate housing (travel trailer/rv) with kitchen and bedroom. part Bathroom in trailer, shower and additional bathroom located in next building and laundry located in adjoining farm cottage.

Food
In season farm fruit and veg. Basic staples and meal preparation are your responsibility.

Work Hours
30 - 40hrs/week **Early mornings required during summer months**

Term
June 1 – October 31

There is the possibility of returning position starting March 1 2019 for the right candidate.

Pay
$13.00 per hour as well as on-farm accomodation and farm produce included.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
hcook mask campbellvalleyfarms.com*
subject: Farm Hand

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.

*Email: The e-mail address above has been masked to prevent spam. Please copy the address or type it manually, add the @ sign, remove “mask” and any spaces.
 

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GoodWork ID: 45763       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: May 21 2018