JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH RED SOIL ORGANICS

Title:  Farm Equipment Operator

About us:  Red Soil Organics is a diversified organic vegetable farm located in Brookfield PEI.  Our primary business is the cultivation, packing and shipping of organic vegetables.  We grow approx. 1000 acres of vegetables and 300 acres of grains and cover crops.

Duties:

  • Operate 40 – 120 hp tractors and implements
    ·         Perform precision cultivation operations in organic carrot fields
    ·         Make hills in preparation for transplanting activities
    ·         Sow grains and cover crops
    ·         Manage and turn manure piles
    ·         Manage grain storage systems
    ·         Assist warehouse manager with maintaining inventory
    ·         Assist with carrot harvest as needed
    ·         Other duties as needed

Skills and Competencies

  • Operate tractors and perform basic maintenance on tractors and implements
    ·         Ability to communicate with team members to ensure work is completed on a timely basis
    ·         Good decision-making capabilities
    ·         Forklift operation.  Certification an asset, but not necessary
    ·         Calibration of seeding and spreading equipment
    ·         Must be able to work independently
    ·         Must be able to work as part of a team
    ·         Class 5 license necessary
    ·         Class 3A license would be an asset, but not necessary
    ·         Welding skills would be an asset, but not necessary

Relationships

  • Will answer directly to the general manager
    ·         Will work closely with field operations manager to ensure tasks are completed sequentially.

Salary

To be negotiated, dependent on skill set. Group benefits package available.  Full time seasonal or Full time permanent available

How to apply:

 email Matt Dykerman at matt [at] redsoilorganics [dot] ca