Fruit farmers grow and market fruit for profit. They own their orchards and vineyards. Fruit farmers generally specialize in one kind of fruit depending on the region in which they live. Citrus fruit, a major crop in the United States, is grown mainly in Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona. Washington leads all other states in the production of apples. Pears, peaches, berries, and melons are other important crops. Fruit farmers also grow nuts, like pecans and walnuts, and grapes for eating or for making wine.
Fruit farming is outdoor, seasonal work. The duties of the grower depend on the crop, the season, and the size of the orchard or vineyard. Crops such as grapes require a great deal of manual labor. Vineyard owners hire seasonal workers to perform the physical labor and confine their duties to supervisory and business tasks. In general, fruit farmers supervise the work, buy machinery and supplies, and train technicians and other workers. Many hire farm managers to run the agricultural aspects of the business. Fruit farmers whose crops can be planted and harvested by machine may invest their money in heavy equipment and hire few laborers. Fruit farmers may run the equipment themselves. During seasons when growing is not possible, fruit farmers overhaul equipment, repair farm buildings, and make plans for the next season. Some have jobs away from the farm to supplement their income.
- Location: Vernon, BC
- Salary: $15.20HOUR hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
- Terms of employment: Seasonal employment
- On Call
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- vacancies: 2 vacancies
No degree, certificate or diploma
or equivalent experience
- Specific Skills
- Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops
- Harvest crops
- Type of Farm Operations
- Fruit and vegetable combination farming
- Type of Crops
- Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills
- Budding trees
- Fruit trees training
- Vertical farming system
- Shoot positioning
- Work Site Environment
- Outdoors; At heights; Noisy; Dusty; Hot; Cold/refrigerated;
- Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
- Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Standing for extended periods; Walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling;
- Work Location Information
- Staff accommodation available; Various locations;
- Personal Suitability
- Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Judgement; Organized;
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
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