Under the direction of farm management, duties will include, but are not limited to:
Overseeing the successful execution of field operations (tillage, in-row cultivation, ground & aerial spraying, etc.) and irrigation.
Operating & maintaining large and modern agricultural equipment used in potato production (tractors, high-clearance sprayer, cultivators, hilling equipment, potato harvester, GPS tractor guidance systems, etc.) as required.
Operating & maintaining center-pivot irrigation systems throughout the growing season as required.
Monitoring crop growth & development, scouting for pest/disease occurrence and contributing to overall pest management program as required.
Monitoring potato storage buildings effectively and efficiently.
Overseeing the grading & shipping of seed potatoes.
Overseeing table potato washing, grading, & packing activities.
Overseeing the successful execution of on-farm food safety, OH&S, and WHMIS programs.
Post-secondary education in agriculture, agri-business, or a related field (degree or diploma).
Proven leadership ability. Previous management experience preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Proven organization skills essential.
Three (3) years experience operating and maintaining farm equipment, with larger and more modern equipment experience preferred.
Superior mechanical aptitude.
Valid class 5 (passenger vehicle) driver's license.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, physically demanding environment, with tight deadlines and varying weather conditions.
A positive attitude and good work ethic, with an appreciation for the fact that farming is an occupation that sometimes requires long hours of work, seven days a week, especially during critical periods (planting, harvest, seed shipping, etc.).
Desirable Assets (not required, but helpful):
Experience with center-pivot irrigation.
One (1) year, or more, of potato farm work experience.
Ability to weld, fabricate or perform light carpentry/electrical/plumbing work.
Valid class 1A or 3A driver's license.
Valid agricultural pesticide applicator certification.
Our farm offers starting wages commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be placed on a three (3) month probation and wage increases/other benefits will be discussed upon the completion of this probationary period.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job type: Full-time