Greenhouse Aide

Farming Operations - Anjou Greenhouse

Full-time

Presence: On site

Contract position : No

Description
At Lufa Farms, we’re on a mission to create a better food system, and with four urban farms (and counting!) producing veg year-round, we’re looking for motivated and hardworking folks to help us with daily operations.
This position doesn’t require previous experience, and full training will be provided, including First Aid certification and jigger certification. Being a Greenhouse Aide is physically demanding - you’ll be getting your hands dirty daily by harvesting veggies, doing crop work, and participating in crop care, among other labour tasks. You’ll thrive in this position if you’re comfortable spending the day working hard in a hot and humid environment.
Responsibilities
Harvesting veggies;
Doing crop work (such as clipping, twining, deleafing, etc.);
Participating in crop care and plant maintenance by performing routine tasks like seeding, transplanting, pruning, and leaf removal - ensuring a plentiful and top-quality yield;
Collaborating with our Plant Science experts on biocontrol installations and maintenance;
Keeping the greenhouse and tools clean and organized;
Participating in the weekend checklist rotation.
Requirements
Must be physically and mentally able to maintain cruising speed during eight hours of physical labour in a hot and humid environment;
Ability to work quickly and precisely without making errors;
Great work ethic, flexibility, and detail-oriented;
Must be comfortable working at heights
Assets
Greenhouse experience;
Interested in plant sciences;
Not too scared of bugs.
Schedule
Full-time: (35-40 Hours/Week)
Tuesday - Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm;
Please note that the schedule is subject to change, due to season, plant health, and crop changes.
Benefits
You’ll be eligible to participate in the firm’s health insurance, dental and disability programs after completion of the probationary period (paid 50% by the employee and 50% by Lufa Farms);
Access to TELUS Health Virtual Care (direct contact to health professionals by phone, video, or chat) and the Employee and Family Assistance Program (professional, short-term counselling, covering a broad range of interpersonal issues);
30% discount on your Lufa Farms basket.

Join our team

Lufa Farms is working to transform the way we feed cities and the world - and it’s not a challenge that we take lightly. We’re always looking for doers who believe in our mission and who are ready to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and grow with us. Think you’ve got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

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