A man leaning on a wooden fence, smiling. He is wearing a grey button up shirt with a collar, and a Gwillimdale Farms logo on the left side of the chest.
Image of a man in a black and grey Gwillimdale Farms polo shirt, standing beside a large piece of farming equipment. Freshly harvested carrots can be seen hanging behind him.
Image of a woman in a black Gwillimdale Farms vest. She is looking at the camera and smiling. The background is out of focus, but stacks of bags of produce and metal shelving are visible.
Image of a man wearing a grey Gwillimdale Farms T-shirt. He is smiling for the camera, his elbow resting on a wooden crate. Above the crate is a inclined conveyor, carrying freshly harvested onions.

Opportunities:

Groundskeeper / Farm Hand

Who We Are

Gwillimdale Farms is family owned/operated, based just 10 minutes from downtown Bradford. We here at Gwillimdale Farms do more than just grow vegetables, we are growing our business. We supply our produce both locally and abroad, working in tandem with food manufacturers, retailers, food service providers, and wholesale distributors. We believe our biggest asset is our team. We are always striving to build a better team and better work environment through continuing efforts in the areas of safety, education, and personal development.

Job Summary

The Groundskeeper / Farm Hand is responsible for performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of needed repairs and general lawn maintenance and landscaping. As well as performing other general farm duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

Groundskeeper Duties:
  • Maintains outside grounds.
  • Removes snow, ice, and debris.
  • Sprays and removes weeds.
  • Cut and water grass.
  • Operate lawn maintenance equipment and small machinery.
  • Tends to any gardens and greenery.
  • Plans and prioritizes an efficient maintenance schedule.
  • Determines needed supplies and equipment.
  • Monitors needs for equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Responsible to report inventory of materials and supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Farm Hand Duties:
  • Assist with planting, seeding, cultivating, irrigating, and harvesting crops.
  • Operate and maintain various farm machinery and equipment such as tractors, tillage equipment, planting equipment, fertilizer applicators, combine harvesters, etc.
  • Perform daily safety checks of machinery.
  • Assist with farm equipment maintenance as required. (If operating vehicles)
  • General farm duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

Experience:
  • 1+ year(s) experience with lawn maintenance, groundskeeping, landscaping, general labourer, or related field.
  • Previous experience operating hand tools such as a chainsaw, jigsaw.
  • Valid G Class Driver’s License is required.
Skills:
  • Quality control.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Agricultural equipment and vehicle operation an asset.
  • Demonstrates professionalism during customer interactions.
Abilities:
  • Ability to kneel, bend, reach, twist, sit, walk, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to work outdoors and in changing weather conditions.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Control Precision
  • Multi-limb coordination
  • Finger dexterity
  • Sound discrimination

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