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Assistant Farm Manager

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Job Title: Assistant Farm Manager
Location: Clarksburg, ON, Central Canada, Canada
Company: B&T Oakley Orchards Ltd
Industry Sector: Production/Farming
Industry Type: Crop Production
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: $21-28/hr based on experience
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B&T Oakley Orchards Ltd is a family farm growing apples (160 acres), field vegetables (tomatoes, snap beans, peas, sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, cut flowers, sunflowers (30 acres)), cut flowers, raspberries, and tomatoes in a 2 acre high tunnel, greenhouse plants, & vegetables, and potted mums. The farm is expanding each year to grow greater number of varieties and greater quantities to be marketed through our on farm market Goldsmith’s Farm Market & Bakery. 
We are looking to hire an individual to assist year round with:
The planning and execution of:
o Planting of vegetables, flower planters & hangers
o Irrigation of vegetables, & apples
o Growing vegetables, raspberries, apples, & flowers
o Harvesting vegetables, raspberries, apples, & flowers
Supervision of, and delegation to team members 
Operation of farm equipment &machinery  (tractors, forklifts, vehicles)
Maintenance of facilities (minor repair, organization)
Involvement in selling of produce at the farm market 
Special projects such as:
o Facility renovations
o Planning the growing of new crops 
o Minor machinery modification 
Machinery Maintenance & Service 
Adhere to established safety policies & procedures
Record keeping to ensure compliance with Health & Safety, Food Safety, and company policies 
The ideal candidate will:
Communicate effectively with other team members, and management 
Be attentive to detail 
Ensure health & safety, and food safety are maintained
Have a G class or greater license, and have own vehicle
Have flexibility to work with ability to work any 5 days per week, with more days required during certain times of the year
Up to 70 hours per week is possible during planting & harvest, but there is the ability to take compensating time off during slow times 
Enjoy working outdoors
Ability to be become certified in first aid, crop protection application, fork lift license
Mechanically inclined an asset but not necessary 
Familiarity with computers an asset
An interest in always striving to do better, and obtain better results
Physically fit with the ability to lift up to 50lbs, and work in inclement weather 
Compensation will be dependent on skill range, and experience but the successful applicant can expect an hourly rate between $21-28/hr. This position is based on a minimum of 2200hrs per year. 
“Please note that B&T Oakley Orchards/ Goldsmith’s Farm Market & Bakery has accommodation processes and policies in place and provides accommodation for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or documented medical need, please contact us so that arrangement can be made for the appropriate accommodation to be put in place for the application” 
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Job Post Date: 04/15/21
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