Farm Manager Job at Jealous Fruits Ltd. – Kelowna, BC
Jealous Fruits is a leading sweet cherry producer/marketer, based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Jealous is a family owned and controlled company, with farming roots in the Okanagan Valley going back to 1903. The company’s 1200 acres of cherries are focused on late season production, feature extraordinary quality, and service worldwide markets throughout the months of July and August. In addition, Jealous serves an expanding base of neighboring cherry growers.
The company has recently opened a new 140,000 foot packing facility, featuring the latest in optical sorting technology, housing the administrative headquarters, and featuring a retail operation. Jealous has staff accommodation for 680 seasonal workers, and prides itself as being an excellent employer. Jealous Fruits has a full time staff of 25, and peak seasonal staff of over 1000.
Kelowna is a lakefront town with a population of 150,000 people, outsized services and amenities, a bustling cultural life, and copious all season recreational opportunities. Kelowna is linked to Vancouver BC via a 4 hour drive, and regularly scheduled 40 minute flights.
We are seeking energetic and self-motivated individuals with strong interpersonal skills capable of empowering people in a team environment. If you enjoy working outdoors and desire an opportunity to work with an expanding company, Jealous Fruits would like to hear from you.
Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Farm Manager will organize work teams, monitor progress, and ensure quality compliance. During the demands of harvest, he/she will be required to communicate progress to the Operations Manager, ensure fruit is picked in a timely manner, and that the quality of picking meets company standards.
The Farm Manager is responsible for ensuring tasks get done through his/her team; instruct, organize, and coordinate employees during harvest ensuring all guidelines of proper picking practices are being followed; collaborate with the Operations Manager, ensure on-site equipment is well maintained, and ensure employees adhere to company policies and safety regulations.
- Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills.
- Farming background and experience in planning and production will be an asset.
- Ability to work independently and have technical and practical competence to meet the daily demands of farming.
- Possess a sound knowledge of health and safety standards and a commitment to promoting safe farming practices.
- Ability to work long hours especially during the harvest months of July and August.
- Spanish will be considered an asset.
- Class 5 Driver’s License.
Expected start date: 2022-02-01
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $55,000.00-$69,000.00 per year
We adhere to all Provincial COVID-19 guidelines.
When inside any of our buildings, masks are mandatory as well as hand sanitizing.
It is of utmost importance to us that our employees remain safe and healthy.
- Do you have the ability to work long hours outdoors?
- Secondary School (preferred)
- agriculture: 1 year (preferred)
About the Company
Company: Jealous Fruits Ltd. –
Company Location: Kelowna, BC