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Farm Supervisor

Date Posted: 16:45:45 2017-09-21
Location: Norwich, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Scheurman Farms Ltd.
Company/Business Name: Scheurman Farms Ltd.

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Company: Scheurman Farms Ltd.
Business information: we are an organic dairy and cash crop farm. We produce and sell organic goods such as corn, small grains, hay, soya beans, pasture and milk and meat. As well, the farm does custom manure and round bailing. The position requires working with all the types of production of the farm.

Business address: 345207 Quaker Street, Norwich, ON, N0J 1P0
Work Location: Same as above
Type of Employment: Full time - Permanent
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:
Develop work schedules and establish procedures
Maintain quality control and production records
Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
Supervise and oversee growing and other crop-related operations
Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers
Formulate feeding program
Carry out a pasture rotation
Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
Maintain livestock performance records
Select livestock for sale
Negotiate with clients for provision of services
Provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination, dehorning, and vaccination of livestock, or cleaning, disinfecting pens, barns
Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures
Maintain organic, CQM (Canadian Quality Milk), and production records
Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, cultivating, planting, weed control, harvesting, manure spreading
Maintain work records and logs
Perform general farm duties, repairs, maintenance and small building projects
Hire and train staff
Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
Milk the cows with times off

-Education: Completion of secondary school
-Experience: At least two years of experience as a labourer working with similar production to our farm is required. In the event that candidate does not have at least 2 years of experience then a post-secondary certificate is required
-Basic knowledge of livestock and dairy production is required
-Physically demanding
-Large workload

Salary: $15.50 to $17.50 hourly - 50 to 75 hours per week

Benefits: Pension (Canada Pension Plan) is provided

Important Information:
Flexibility in schedule is required. The position requires working an average of 50 hours per week from December to April and an average of 75 hours per week from April to December; a minimum of 30 hours per week is guaranteed in the winter. Shifts are generally from 6:30am to 8:00pm but they can vary during cropping. Our type of production requires a 24 hour / 7 day a week job which is why the position involves working different days of the week and of the weekend on a rotational basis; the time off per week will depend on the workload.

Apply by e-mail to: billandtillyfarm@gmail.com
Apply by mail to: 345207 Quaker Street, Norwich, ON, N0J 1P0
Salary: $15.50 to $17.50 hourly


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