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Worker, Farm needed in Canada by EVERSOURCE CALGARY

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Worker, Farm needed in Canada by EVERSOURCE CALGARY

Farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. This group includes operators of farm machinery. General farm workers are employed on crop, livestock, fruit, vegetable and specialty farms.

Duties

Agricultural workers typically do the following:

  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand
  • Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps
  • Operate and service farm machinery and tools
  • Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungi, and weeds
  • Move shrubs, plants, and trees with wheelbarrows or tractors
  • Feed livestock and clean and disinfect their pens, cages, yards, and hutches
  • Examine animals to detect symptoms of illnesses or injuries and administer vaccines to protect animals from diseases
  • Use brands, tags, or tattoos to mark livestock in order to identify ownership and grade
  • Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures

Job details

  •  Location: Carstairs, AB
  •  Salary: $15.25HOUR hourly for 32 to 48 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Flexible Hours
  •  Start date: Start date 2021-08-01
  •  vacancies: 2 vacancies

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

No degree, certificate or diploma

Experience

5 years or more

Specific Skills
Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops; Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment; Harvest crops; Fertilize and spray crops; Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
Specific Skills – Field Crops
Hand harvesting vegetables; Stone and/or wood picking
Equipment and Machinery Experience
Tractor
Type of Farm Operations
Other vegetables and melon farming (except potato)
Type of Crops
Cabbage; Cucumbers; Asparagus; Bell peppers; Field berries; Garlic; Onions; Cauliflowers; Soybeans; Strawberries; Sweet corn; Tomatoes; Zucchinis; Seed corn; Melons; Carrots
Security and Safety
Criminal record check
Work Site Environment
Outdoors; Wet/damp; Dusty; Hot; Cold/refrigerated
Transportation/Travel Information
Own transportation
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Overtime required
Work Location Information
Rural area
Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills
Cleaning crop; Deleafing; Weeding; Shoot positioning; Greenhouse cleaning

How to apply

By email

wenlushi@yahoo.com

Advertised until

2021-07-23

Intended job posting audience

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application

Injuries and Illnesses

Agricultural work can be dangerous. Although agricultural workers risk exposure to pesticides sprayed on crops or plants, improper exposure can be controlled if workers follow appropriate safety procedures. Tractors and other farm machinery can cause serious injuries, so workers must be constantly alert. Additionally, agricultural workers who work directly with animals risk being bitten or kicked.

Work Schedules

Many agricultural workers have seasonal work schedules. Seasonal workers typically work longer periods during planting or harvesting times or when animals must be sheltered and fed.

Some agricultural workers, called migrant farmworkers, move from location to location as crops ripen. Their unsettled lifestyles and periods of unemployment between jobs can cause stress.

Education and Training

Agricultural workers typically receive on-the-job training. A high school diploma is not needed for most jobs as an agricultural worker; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders.

Education and Training

Most agricultural workers do not need a high school diploma; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders. Some jobs as an animal breeder may require obtaining postsecondary education.

Many agricultural workers receive short-term on-the-job training lasting up to a month. Employers instruct them on how to use simple farming tools and more complex machinery while following appropriate safety procedures. Agricultural equipment operators, however, may need more extensive training before being allowed to operate expensive farming equipment.

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