Snow Farms is seeking a full-time seasonal farm worker—with an opportunity to develop into full-time year-round position.
About Snow Farms
Snow Farms is a certified organic vegetable farm, serving the Vancouver wholesale market for over twenty years. We are looking for dynamic individuals to help us grow, pack and ship our products to a continually expanding market.
Snow Farms provides a fantastic opportunity to learn organic vegetable production on a larger scale. Our intensive production area is 86 acres. We currently employ 6 different growing systems and are self-reliant for many of our resources.
Our crop range is extensive and the management techniques vary from labour intensive to mechanized. Spring work includes washing and packing storage crops for shipment to our customers. Seeding and caring for a total of 1.5 million transplants begins in late February. Field work commences in late April or early May. This position provides support and resources to contract field labour and is part of the field preparation and transplanting activities throughout the spring and early summer. This position provides support for crop care throughout the growing cycle.
Most of the crops at Snow Farms are hand-harvested. This position will provide support to the contract harvesting crews and be responsible for transporting product to the packing facility for prepping and palletizing.
Work weeks will start at 40 hours and increase to 60 hours, including some Saturdays in peak season, tapering back to 40 hours in the late fall and winter months.
Physical fitness is necessary. Ability to work with hand tools and machinery is a must. Valid class 5 driver’s license is required. Ability to work under pressure is desired. Some written reporting will be required.
Salary: Starting at $15.00 /hour. Incentives will be provided based on merit.