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Jealous Fruits
4.3 out of 5
7980 Bc-97, Kelowna, BC
Part-time, Full-time
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Job type

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Night shift

Location

7980 Bc-97, Kelowna, BC

Full job description

Under the direction of the Team Leader, the seasonal farm worker will perform general orchard maintenance (prune trees through the spring and fall -weather events/frost may change volume of work required), assist with planting of new orchards and assist in the installation of new irrigation systems in the spring (as well as maintain and repair systems as needed). During Harvest, the workers will assist where needed (either picking, swamping, sorting, packing etc.) If picking the worker will ensure that the cherries are picked in the orchard, with minimal damage to the tree and to the fruit, while maintaining safety standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prune trees as instructed and assist as needed around the orchard
  • Pick the fruit safely without damage to oneself, the fruit, or the tree.
  • Take direction from Team Leader and Field QC teams
  • Manage your picker tags/your count of totes.
  • Take part in Health and Safety training and ongoing ladder training.
Qualifications
  • Agility, stamina, ability to climb ladders and lift a minimum of 25lbs in a repetitive nature.
  • Good eye for detail and quality assurance.
  • Able to take direction from supervisors and management as required.
  • Able to work for extended periods of time in a focused, safe, and professional manner.
  • Must be a flexible team player who works well in a busy and demanding environment.
  • Picking experience an asset but not required, full training is provided.
Working Conditions

Applicants should be aware that:
  • This is a farming environment and days off may be extremely limited during our picking season.
  • Most workdays start at 5am and run until early afternoon (picking hours may change to night picking from Late July to end of August)
  • Work hours are not calendar based but are dependent on crop maturity and weather.
  • Hours per week are variable (40-60+ hours)
  • Applicants must be available from early July until early September.
  • Work is conducted outside; it is advisable to be prepared for weather by wearing layers.
  • All safety equipment (including head lamps for night picking will be provided to you).
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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