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Position: Organic Indoor Farm Operations Specialist — Full-time
Employer: Sky Harvest
Location: Richmond, Metro Vancouver BC (7 minute bike ride from Bridgeport Skytrain Station)
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)

Do you have experience on a farm or leading a team?

Do you want to be an integral part of a farming team and live in the city?

We are looking for a fun new team member to help kick butt on our farm!

This position will focus on improving and expanding the products offered by our indoor urban farm. We currently specialize in growing microgreens in a vertical growing system and are looking to expand our product offerings as well as optimizing efficiencies within our growing process. We are hoping that this intern may also be able to assist with the development of improved growing mediums to use with our existing and future products. You will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of our microgreen operation from seed to restaurant plate.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist shift lead and growing manager with various production related activities
  • aid the introduction of new specialized crops to our growing environment
  • assist our growing manager in the development of new growing mediums for use in our indoor growing environment
  • work with our shift lead and growing manager to help optimize workflow and production within our facility

Knowledge and skills

  • Farming, gardening or experience working with your hands considered an asset
  • Teamwork and strong communication skills are a must
  • experience with indoor agriculture is an asset
  • knowledge of soil science is valuable
  • interest or experience with process/flow optimization
  • Interest in urban agriculture activities and passionate about sustainability and local food systems
  • Ability to work quickly, pay attention to small details
  • Exhibits reliability and commitment to our organization

Education required

Degree or equivalent in one of the following is advantageous, but not required: sustainable agriculture, soil science, horticulture

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • 1 full-time position available (30-40 hours weekly). Mandatory work days are Wednesdays & Fridays (both positions) with additional days available.
  • Start time: Immediately/ASAP, don't delay in applying
  • Pay: Starting pay is $18/hr + 4% in lieu vacation pay & Extended Health Benefits (Massage, Dental etc.) & Fitness pass program & East Van Hot Yoga pass, paid sick days & weekly microgreens.
  • Opportunity to move up within the company as we continue to grow & expand
  • Position is located in Richmond BC, and is a 7 minute bike ride from Bridgeport Skytrain Station

APPLICATION:

Please submit an introduction of yourself and why you would think you could be a good fit with usa resume and any questions you may have about us or the position to: aaron [at] skyharvest.ca — subject: Indoor Farm Operations Specialist

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

About us: 

Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores. We are looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining our team of dedicated employees whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development.


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 20 2022    ID: 64124