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Harvest Supervisor

We are looking for Harvest Supervisor responsible for daily tasks for harvest and post-harvest. The tasks include harvest planning, harvesting, washing, packaging, organizing orders and maintaining the post-harvest building. Experience in organic vegetable production or food handling is an asset. This is a rewarding indoor and outdoor job to learn new production practices and develop management skills. This harvest lead position is essential for production; the candidate must commit to a full season of employment. This is a permanent, ongoing position; priority will be given to candidates who are interested in growing with our farm in the coming years and willing to make a 2+ year commitment

Download Official Job Posting: Job Posting – Harvest Supervisor

Job Duties

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Communicate daily with the Production Manager to create and review the master harvest and order list, and establish priorities for the day 
  • Lead the 2–8 person harvest crew of Farm-hands in executing daily harvest activities, ensuring efficient harvest operations and transitions between tasks; oversee transport of produce from the field to the pack shed 
  • With guidance from the Production Manager, provide training and communication to crew on harvest techniques, pace expectations, quality standards and food safety protocols 
  • Maintain harvest and food safety logs 
  • Member of Food Safety Team: ensure harvest activities are conducted in compliance with our food safety plan, assist with ongoing documentation/refinement of harvest SOPs, and set a good example for the rest of the team regarding food safety practices and protocols 
  • Clean and sanitize harvest tools and equipment according to designated schedule and SOP 
  • Communicate harvest supply and tool needs to Production Manager
  • Keep harvest equipment and tools clean, organized and in working order 
  • Attending farmer’s markets when needed
  • Other farm duties as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of commercial vegetable production experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others
  • Physically fit; able to bend for long periods of time, lift items up to 20kg
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude throughout long days of physical, repetitive work in all weather conditions
  • Able to take direction, learn quickly, ask for help and clarity as needed, and accept and act on constructive feedback
  • Ability to work well in both a group setting and independently
  • Takes initiative and pays attention to detail and quality
  • Able to work in all weather conditions (rain, sun, or snow)
  • Flexible; able to adapt to shifting priorities and conditions and help out where needed including extended hours and weekend/holiday work
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license with clean driving records required (will be added to commercial vehicle insurance)
  • Basic English language required

Position Details

Reports to: Production Manager
Status: Hourly, overtime-exempt
Schedule: Seasonal full-time: approximately 35-45 hours/week May to November with possibility of extension/year-round work
Start date: Early to mid May 2023
Location: Krestova, BC (main), Tarrys & Shoreacres, BC (secondary)
Compensation: $18.00-$23/hour, in line with experience and qualifications
Benefits: Farm stand/market discount, produce seconds, extended health benefits package

To Apply

Please email job package (cover letter and resume) to info@lindenlanefarms.ca with “Position title: Your Name” in subject. Include in your cover letter; your passion for agriculture, what you are hoping to learn/achieve and how you fit this position. Please include contact details for at least two professional references, (they will not be contacted without your permission).
If you are interested in other open positions, please submit one application and indicate interested positions in your email.

Applications will be reviewed as they’re received, so we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. Positions remain open until filled. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
While we invite all applications, only those selected for an interview may be contacted.

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