Position: 2022 Tractor Operator
Organization: Roots and Shoots Farm
Location: Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham near Wakefield, Quebec (30min north of Ottawa, Ontario)
Accommodation: (3) rooms are available on-farm at $150 per month
Type: full-time paid position
Starts: May 1st, 2022
So you’ve done at least two seasons on a farm, have significant tractor and machinery operator experience, and you’re ready for more responsibility and pay. This position involves using tractors and implements to disk, harrow, make beds, drive the transplanter, cultivate (weed) with our basket weeder and finger weeders, and operate the fertilizer applicators and sprayers. The ability to drive straight while minding the implement that’s behind the tractor is absolutely critical. Knowledge of machinery maintenance is critical, and ability to repair is a big plus.
We grow 12 acres of Certified Organic veggies on our 100 acre farm. Our goal is to improve our local food system while inspiring our customers to explore the wonders of seasonal produce. We produce quality food for our summer, fall and winter vegetable shares (CSA), and at our farm store.
Our team works together from seed to market to bring our customers high quality, sustainably grown organic vegetables. You will be part of the planting, harvesting, weeding and marketing, which means you will see customer satisfaction with the veggies that you helped grow! This is a very physically demanding job and we encourage fast paced work, but we also think that this is part of the fun!
Our fields are surrounded by the beautiful Gatineau hills. We are 2 min from Gatineau park, a 10 minute bike ride to Lac Philippe, and 11km from Wakefield, a vibrant community with cozy cafes, restaurants and fun local bars. There is a growing community of small farmers in this area, which makes it a fun place to network and learn.
$18/hour, depending on experience. We work an average of 40h/week. You will get paid for all hours worked. The machinery operator, if available, has the opportunity to work extra hours for extra pay, so you can sock it away for your own farm one day! You will be provided with a contract outlining expectations and remuneration.
Staying on the farm
Live the true farm experience by being here for the sunrises and sunsets, enjoying the fields in the quiet evenings, and saving money! We have remodeled the upstairs of one of the barns to be a comfortable place to live in the summer while on the farm. Three rooms are available at $150 per month.
Vegetables are free. Semi-private accommodations are available on farm. Wakefield and Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham are close by, where you may rent rooms/apartments.
As this is a paid position, we do not offer official education, but on farm learning is inevitable and we have four experienced farmers to learn from. You can learn about best harvest and postharvest handling practices, crop-planning, pest management, fertility and irrigation methods and more! We keep an extensive library of books to learn more in the off hours if you choose!
We do like to keep employees on board from year to year, if all parties feel comfortable, so long term employment is a possibility.
Please visit our website http://www.rootsandshootsfarm.com for more information on our farm.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Dec 1 2021 ID: 62031