Farm Labourer

Farming Worx

$15HOUR hourly for 32 to 44 hours per week
Terms of employment: Permanent
Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, Overtime, On Call, Flexible Hours, To be determined, Early Morning, Morning

Job requirements


Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent experience

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
First Aid Certificate

1 to less than 7 months

Specific Skills
Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops; Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment; Harvest crops; Feed and tend animals; Fertilize and spray crops; Clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens; Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry; Examine produce for quality and prepare for market; Set and monitor water lines, airflow and temperature in barns, pens and chicken coops; Apiary work; Write daily basic progress reports; Monitoring animal health.

Specific Skills – Field Crops
Hand harvesting vegetables; Stone and/or wood picking

Equipment and Machinery Experience
Vegetable harvester; Tractor; Tillage equipment; Swather; Seed drill; Planting equipment; Manure spreader; Loader; Lift truck; Fruit harvester; Forage Equipment; Farm truck; Combine harvester; Biogas

Type of Product
Coniferous trees; Deciduous trees; Ferns; Native plants; Perennials

Type of Farm Operations
Turkey breeding; Other miscellaneous crop farming; Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots; Floriculture production; Fruit and vegetable combination farming; Hay farming; Hog and pig farming; Hog management; Oilseed (except soybean) farming; Turkey farming; Chicken farming; Duck and geese farming; Layer poultry farming; Rabbit farming (cuniculture); Other grain farming; Other miscellaneous animal farming; Other poultry farming; Other vegetables and melon farming (except potato); Sheep farming; Goat farming; Livestock combination farming; Organic farming; Broiler and other meat-type chicken production

Security and Safety
Bondable; Driving record check (abstract); Criminal record check

Work Site Environment
Confined spaces; Dangerous; Outdoors; In/on the water; At heights; Wet/damp; Noisy; Odours; Dusty; Hot; Cold/refrigerated

Transportation/Travel Information
Own transportation; Own vehicle; Valid driver’s licence; Drive manual transmission vehicle

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; Sound discrimination; Sitting; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Walking; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Tight deadlines; Overtime required

Work Location Information
Rural area; Staff accommodation available; Room and board provided; Remote location; Various locations

Automated Systems Experience
Manure Handling and storage; Egg gathering system; Automated honey extractor; Storage and silage system; Bulk grain or feed handling – automated; Automated environmental control equipment; Automated irrigation system; Milking system (automated); Feeding and watering system

Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills
Feed inventory; Handling animals; Processing pig litters; Farm animal grooming

Personal Suitability
Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Judgement; Organized

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills
Brush collecting; Budding trees; Cleaning crop; Clipping; Deleafing; Fruit trees training; Harvesting seedlings; Christmas tree shearing; Mixing fertilizer; Suckering; Tying; Vertical farming system; Weeding; Shoot positioning; Seed cutting; Grading; Greenhouse cleaning; Lowering; Maintain and manage growth of vines, vine canopy and grapes

Apiary and Honey Harvesting Specific Skills
Apiary work; Apiary management; Harvesting honey; Honey bees; Wax stamping beehives; Detection and treatment of bee diseases; Honey farm; Knowledge of bee biology.

Job location
Site 13, Box5 RR#7
Calgary, AB
T2P 2G7

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