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Equipment Operator (Full-time, Permanent)-New Annan, PE

Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.


Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Equipment Operator will be a results-driven, self-starter who is always looking for opportunities for improvement, and has the ability to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.  This is a full-time, permanent position and is available immediately.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performs general farm duties as assigned by planting potato and rotational crops as directed, irrigating and applying fertilizer or chemicals as directed, and plowing, cultivating, and harvesting.
  • Safely operates light vehicles and farm machinery such as pick-up trucks, tractors, plows, planters, cultivators, disc harrows, windrowers, harvesters by obeying applicable traffic laws, following operator instructions, and wearing appropriate safety equipment such as goggles, gloves, or other protective clothing.
  • Safely operates various types of farm equipment such as post augers, post drivers, portable power tools such as gasoline-operated power tools, sprayers, trimmers, and chain saws, electrically-operated drills and saws, and gas- or electrically-operated welders by following operator instructions and wearing appropriate safety equipment such as goggles, gloves, or other protective clothing.
  • Applies chemicals used in farming and ranching properly and safely by following either written or verbal directions for mixing chemical compounds according to specifications, wearing prescribed protective clothing, masks, and rubber boots and gloves, applying the chemicals properly as directed on items designated for their use, disposing of residual chemical products as directed or storing them for future use, and recording the application of such chemical compounds.
  • Ensures that farm machinery, equipment, and tools are operational by performing routine and preventative maintenance and cleaning farm machinery, equipment, irrigation systems and tools and making minor repairs within demonstrated capability.
  • Monitor the crew and workstations to ensure safe conditions are maintained and ensure the work is done effectively and efficiently.
  • Contributes to a safe work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the farm operation by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Experience: 1-3 years operating and maintaining farm equipment, such as tractor, planters, sprayers, etc. is required.
  • Skills: Must be able to speak and read English language sufficiently to understand written directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of chemicals, fertilizers, and similar products used in agricultural work.
  • Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of farm machinery, tractors, tools, and agricultural equipment is required. The ability to drive farm tractors is required.
  • Skilled to operate forklift
  • Valid Driver License – Class 5 or ability to Obtain
  • Pesticide applicator license will be required
  • Field Work – May require occasional travel
  • Basic mechanical knowledge & equipment maintenance
  • General Farm Labor
  • Strong safety mindset
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions (snow, rain, sub-freezing temps, heat, wind)
  • Available to work extended hours and weekends
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Quality oriented and strong attention to detail
  • Needs to be responsible, accountable and dependable
  • Demonstrates strong communication
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Exceptionally high level of hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule
  • Experience working with computers is an asset
  • Able to carry at least 50 lbs
  • Good physical condition
  • Reliable transportation to and from facility locations
Address – 281 Old Station Road, New Annan.
Position is Full-Time, Permanent, 40 hours per week

The wage rate for this role is $16 to 18.50.  There is bonus potential as part the compensation package based on planting and harvest results along with a full benefits package which includes medical, health and dental plan and a retirement plan.

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Apply online or Contact - Chad Erisman, Talent Acquisition Specialist Erisman.Chad@CavendishFarms.com

We appreciate your interest in our company. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

To learn more about our products and services, click here.

Island Holdings Ltd. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.


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