Farm Hand Team Member

  Calgary

Job Description
FARM TEAM MEMBER
Bear and the Flower farm is a leader in the outdoor hog industry; we strongly believe in fostering a healthy and a happy work life culture, from good relationships and ethical practices on our farm. We are looking for an out-going, independent, physically fit individual to join our dynamic and growing farm, someone who thinks outside the box and has a passion for agriculture and the rapidly changing food industry. This Farm Member is a hard worker and would be responsible for the running and managing of the day to day operations of farm. Enjoys working with animals, outdoor and the farm life.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be eligible to work in Canada
• Must have valid driver’s license
• Must have own transportation
• Preference given to strong background and hands on experience in farming of animals, and equipment operation
• Punctual and reliable
• Must have experience in managing staff, workloads and schedules
• Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills, and comfortable interacting with suppliers
• Able to work alone and manage own time wisely
• Must be comfortable in driving extended distances and towing trailers
• Flexible to accommodate animals’ schedules, feed truck times and available for longer hours if necessary

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Animal husbandry of the upmost importance including; feeding, watering, providing shelter, medicating and low stress handling of the herd
• Maintaining the overall biosecurity of the farm
• Maintain and assist with the farm’s safety program
• In charge of looking over the health of the herd; recognize and diagnose, and treat as necessary
• Shipping and transport of animals
• Attend training as deemed necessary
• On-site providing assistance with loading and unloading of animals and feed deliveries
• On-site repairs (or assistance where a mechanic is required) and maintenance of the equipment
• Operate equipment to clean and bed animals
• Snow removal with equipment
• Manage other employees on the farm
• Adhere and enforce company procedures and policies
• Other tasks as necessary

LICENSE
• Class 5 Drivers License and Vehicle (Required) OTHER
• ***Located 45 minutes North East of Calgary in Irricana
• Job Type: Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm (Full Time)/ every 3rd weekend shifts of 1-2h/day, In exchange the individual will get time off in lieu the following weekend. Also a to be discussed Tuesday evening load. We ship hogs on Tuesday evenings and will require 2 staff to be present and time off in lieu will be compensated. This will be discussed at time of hire with the existing team members.
• Salary: $20-$25/hour depending on level of experience
• 3 weeks holidays per year paid
• Please send resume to: office@bearandtheflower.com

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