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Longview Farms: General Labourer (Farm Work)

Longview Farms

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted May 29, 2021.

Job Description Longview Farms is the largest Certified Organic vegetable farm on Vancouver Island.

Our produce can be found in local retail stores throughout Vancouver Island and the mainland.

Our farm is in the municipality of Central Saanich on Southern Vancouver Island and we are currently looking for motivated, hardworking individuals to join our crew for the key growing season.General Labourer (Full-Time or Part-Time Positions Available)Reporting into the Head Grower, the General Farm Labourer will will assist in general maintenance on the farm as well as field and greenhouse farming.

In addition, they will also be responsible for assisting with the food safe and organic program management; including, storage, preparation and packing of products for delivery.LOCATIONVictoria (Central Saanich), British ColumbiaRESPONSIBILITIESGeneral field and greenhouse crop maintenance including seeding, planting, weeding, irrigating, pruning, tying and pest management.Harvesting an assortment of crops from arugula to zucchini.Cleaning and processing crops after they have been harvested from the field.General packing of crops including labelling, tying, bagging, bunching, boxing, cracking, and peeling depending on the season.Prepping land for crops including laying out landscape fabric, drip lines, applying compost, and other amendments.General farm and warehouse clean up and organizing.Assisting with the ordering of supplies to ensure adequate inventory of all boxes, bags, etc.

required in the packing area.Assisting with the proper storage, rotation, palletizing, and loading of product and maintaining quality control during the packing of farm products.Maintaining the highest standard of cleanliness and efficiency in the field, greenhouse, and the ground floor of the main building.Completing all tasks in accordance with the Certified Organic and Food Safe certifications Longview possesses.As a small business with dynamic needs, not all duties and responsibilities can be documented.

All employees in the company are expected to be flexible and adaptable with a willingness to take on new and different work, as required and as the business necessitates.SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of organic farming practices is considered an asset.Experience working on a Farm or within a greenhouse operation is considered an asset.Class 5 driver’s license with a clean abstract; air brakes endorsement is considered an asset.Forklift training is considered an asset.Ability to communicate in English and Spanish both verbally and in writing is considered an asset.Experience in handling tools and operating machinery.Ability to lift more than 50lbs, load/unload product and work in a physically demanding environment for long hours in inclement weather conditions.Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and problem solve effectively.Attention to detail with an ability to meet time sensitive deadlines effectively.Ability to work with multiple individuals at varying levels in the organization and with varying levels of experience.Willingness to work extended hours and weekends as seasonally required by the farm.Occupational First Aid Certification is considered an asset.COMPENSATION$15.60/hr to be increased to $16/hr after June 1, 2021.HOW TO APPLYIf you are interested in joining our team, please call our jobs line at 250-652-1131, e-mail us at jobsdaffodil.com or apply through this ad.