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Farm Manager

Jealous Fruits is the northernmost large-scale cherry producer in North America. We grow premium cherries along the shores of Okanagan Lake in the renowned Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. Our cherries are all hand packed in our state-of-the-art facility, located right on our farm, and shipped to our customers worldwide.


Job Purpose

We are currently looking for a Farm Manager to join our team. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Farm Manager will organize work teams, monitor progress, and ensure quality compliance. During the demands of harvest, you will be required to communicate progress to the Operations Manager, ensure fruit is picked in a timely manner, and the quality of picking meets company standards. The successful candidate must be people-centered, supportive, and flexible in order to create a positive work environment. Formal education, technical certificate, and/or extensive work experience in orchard production, or management is preferred.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manage employees under his/her supervision (team leaders and farm workers) ensuring job tasks are successfully completed.
  • Instruct, organize, and coordinate employees during harvest ensuring all guidelines of proper picking practices are being followed to ensure fruit quality and always adhere to food safety regulations.
  • Ensure the employees are trained and follow the safe work procedures and food safety regulations of the company.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Manager to ensure day-to-day operations are successfully completed.
  • Manage the worker camp and ensure all employees are following company policies and safety regulations.
  • Operate farm equipment when additional help is required.
  • Implement strategies to ensure the camp residence remains tidy and all company rules and regulations are being followed.
  • Ensure on-site equipment and appliances are properly maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management, and communication skills.
  • My farming background and experience in planning and production will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and have technical and practical competence to meet the daily demands of farming.
  • Possess a sound knowledge of health and safety standards and a commitment to promoting safe farming practices.
  • Spanish will be considered an asset.
  • Class 5 driver’s license, and clean driver abstract

Working conditions

Our working environment is extremely challenging over a short period of time. Applicants should be aware that this is a farming environment and days off may be limited during our growing and packing season.

  • Work hours are not calendar-based, but are dependent on crop maturity and weather
  • Candidates must be willing to work in all weather conditions
  • Work hours are generally at 60+ hours per week (during peak season).
  • Overtime provisions do not apply to Agricultural workers
  • The candidate must have the ability to work well with people of varying backgrounds and nationalities.

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