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Farm Worker, Fruit needed in Canada by Robert Shuh, Lisa Shuh

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Farm Worker, Fruit needed in Canada by Robert Shuh, Lisa Shuh

Fruit or Nut Farm Workers perform routine tasks on fruit or nut farms, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting, irrigating and pruning crops. They may spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests. … You can work as a Fruit or Nut Farm Worker without formal qualifications.

    • 1) Drives and operates farm machinery to plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest fruit and nut crops, such as apples, oranges, strawberries, and pecans: Attaches farm implements, such as plow, planter, fertilizer applicator, and harvester to tractor and drives tractor in fields to prepare soil and plant, fertilize, and harvest crops.
    • 2) Mixes chemical ingredients and sprays trees, vines, and grounds with solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases.
    • 3) Removes excess growth from trees and vines to improve fruit quality, using pruning saws and clippers.
    • 4) Irrigates soil, using portable-pipe or ditch system.
    • 5) Picks fruit during harvest.
    • 6) Drives truck or tractor to transport materials, supplies, workers, and products.
    • 7) Makes adjustments and minor repairs to farm machinery.
    • 8) May thin blossoms, runners, and immature fruit to obtain better-quality fruit.
    • 9) May select, cut, and graft stock-wood onto tree stem or trunk to propagate fruit and nut trees.
    • 10) May spray trees in spring to loosen and remove surplus fruit, and in fall to prevent early dropping and discoloration of fruit.
    • 11) May prop limbs to prevent them from breaking under weight of fruit.
    • 12) May start fans that circulate air or light smudge pots or torches to prevent frost damage.
  • 13) May be identified with work being performed, such as picking, plowing, and spraying; or according to crop worked such as cherries, cranberries, lemons, or walnuts.

Job details

  •  Location: Elmira, ON
  •  Salary: $14.39HOUR hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Seasonal employment
    Full time
  •  Day
  •  Start date: Start date 2022-03-09
  •  vacancies: 6 vacancies

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

No degree, certificate or diploma

Experience

No experience

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
Type of Product
Deciduous trees
Type of Farm Operations
Fruit and vegetable combination farming
Type of Crops
Apples
Work Site Environment
Outdoors; Wet/damp; Noisy; Dusty; Hot
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Attention to detail; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Sitting; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Tight deadlines
Work Location Information
Rural area; Staff accommodation provided
Personal Suitability
Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Judgement; Organized
Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills
Fruit trees training; Tying; Weeding; Shoot positioning

How to apply

By mail

22 Timber Trail Rd. Elmira, ON

N3B 0C5

Advertised until

2021-10-02

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.

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