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Steel Pony Farm Job Description
Steel Pony Farm is a chemical-free, mixed vegetable operation in Central Alberta. Our mission is to empower people to make healthy food choices by providing weekly food boxes for families in the Red Deer area and through serving local grocery stores and restaurants.
We have an exciting position available on our vegetable crew for a hardworking individual seeking fulfilling work this summer and fall.
This is a hands-on job that will give you a chance to be a part of all aspects of the day to day operations of the farm. You will work independently and as a part of a team to produce high quality vegetables. Your problem solving skills, determination, attention to detail and flexibility will all help you to be successful at this position.
Job Title: Vegetable Crew (Seasonal)
Reports to: Farm Manager
Job Purpose: Transplant, seed, maintain, and harvest vegetable crops
An “I can dot it!” and positive outlook is essential
Must excel at physical labour and enjoy the feeling of an honest day of work
Must be peace with repetitive tasks like weeding, transplanting and harvesting
Dexterity, speed and attention to detail
Adaptability - to weather, changing workflow, changing seasonal requirements
Ability to find efficiencies in work processes to be a part of creating improved workflow
Can add some joy to a team dynamic, but also work independently for extended periods
Must have own transportation to and from farm (15 minutes southeast of Red Deer)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Setup and maintain irrigation system
Start seedlings in plant nursery
Transplant and direct seed crops in field
Weed and otherwise maintain crops
Regularly inspect crops for ripeness, pests, disease etc
Harvest, grade, weigh and package crops
Outdoors in a variety of working conditions. Must be ready to work through rain, heat and cold
Variable work schedule based on seasonal requirements
Physically fit and strong
Ability to lift and walk with 50 lbs
Can to squat, kneel, bend and crouch for extended periods when necessary
Variable depending on the time of year.
Generally 40-45 hours/wk
Starting as soon as possible
Finishes mid to late October
Starting at $13.60/hr. Variable based on relevant experience.
Lots of free vegetables
Please forward resume with two work references to firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact those selected for an interview.