Seasonal Farm Equipment Operator
in Amherst, NS

Amherst, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: 22005427

SEASONAL FARM EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
To be based at our Amherst, NS location
Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States and around the world. We have two state-of-the-art potato processing plants in PEI, another in Jamestown, ND and Lethbridge, Alberta and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, ON. Our Head office is in Dieppe, NB and sales office locations are in Toronto, Montreal and Boston.
Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Farm Equipment Operator will be a results-driven, self-starter who is always looking for opportunities for improvement, and has the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
Cavendish Farms is looking for Farm Equipment Operators for a period of 4 weeks. Expected start date is September 19th, 2022. The exact start date and period of work will be dependent on weather and business needs.
Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Must have valid driver's license
  • Ability to lift up to 55lbs (25kgs)
  • Availability to work extended hours, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast paced team environment
  • Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • High degree of attention to detail and demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Mechanical aptitude and previous experience working in farm operations would be an asset
  • No previous farm experience required

Key responsibilities:
  • Equipment operation including farm tractors, forklift, skid steer loader, potato handling equipment
  • Harvesting potatoes and storing potatoes
  • Equipment repair and maintenance
  • All other duties as assigned

*Please Note: A clean criminal background check and drug screen will be required prior to an employment offer being extended.
If you are interested in applying for this career opportunity, please apply at www.jdirving.com/careers , email your resume to [email protected] , or in-person at:
1030 Greeno Road, Chapman Settlement, NS B0L 1E0
If applying in person, please bring any two pieces of the following ID with you: (driver's license, passport, birth certificate)
Posting will be active until positions are filled.
We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about our products and services, click here.
Cavendish Farms Corporation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
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