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Seasonal Potato Harvester Operator

19003922 Requisition #
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Seasonal Potato Harvester Operator


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 an appetizer plant in Wheatley, ON two state-of-the-art potato processing plants in PEI, one in Lethbridge, AB, and another in Jamestown, ND. Headquartered in Dieppe, NB, the company has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal and Boston.


Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Farm Labourer 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 position is seasonal with expected duration of 3-4 weeks. 


Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Have competent people skills, to be able to monitor and direct work activities

  • Have a high degree of attention to detail

  • Work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Available to work extended hours and weekends


Key responsibilities:

  • Operate potato harvester equipment during the harvest period

  • Adhere to strict lock out procedures when doing equipment repairs

  • Constantly monitor the potato harvest operation to ensure of minimal damage and lot segregation

  • Check and adjust the speed of the harvest equipment to have a consistent/even flow

  • Assist with the proper truck positioning when harvesting

  • Monitor the crew to ensure that the work is done effectively and efficiently

  • Monitor the crew and workstations to ensure that safe conditions are maintained

  • Disinfect equipment during every change of varieties

  • Check and maintain the equipment to ensure of the proper potato harvesting to minimize any mechanical damage.

  • Check and maintain equipment to ensure safe and efficient operations, both on a daily and seasonal bases


To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please apply online by September 19th, 2019. 


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.




Cavendish Farms Corporation 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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