Farm Lead – Eastern Canada

Farm Lead – Eastern Canada

The Company:

My client is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States and around the world. They have two state-of-the-art potato processing plants an appetiser plant.

The Role:

This potato farm in Eastern Canada is now seeking a Farm Lead. The primary function of a Farm Lead is to manage and direct operational aspects from seed procurement, to planting, through harvest. Reporting to the Farm Manager, a Farm Lead will be a results-driven, self-starter who is constantly looking to improve existing operations. This individual must be reliable, positive, and have the ability to adapt in a fast paced, dynamic work environment. 

Role Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities for this role are:

  • Planning, preparing, coordinating and aligning equipment maintenance with operations.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical problems as they arise.
  • Minimise equipment and machinery downtime through effective operation and maintenance.
  • Oversee and manage special field projects.
  • Train crew on Equipment Best Practices and associated Safety Practices.
  • Equipment operation: tillage, planting, spraying, harvesting, etcetera (as required).
The Candidate:
  • Demonstrated history of operational and mechanical ability through education and/or experience.
  • Background and passion for agriculture either through education and/or experience.
  • Strong sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of equipment electrical and hydraulics.
  • Ability to operate agricultural equipment which includes GPS systems.
  • Capable of performing physical labour on a modern farming operation (lift 55lbs frequently).
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Understand and willing to work extended hours due to seasonal nature of the business.

Please send your CV to Emma@agriFJ.co.uk if you are interested and you will be contacted if you are a suitable match. For more information please call 07809 737 474.

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