Job Code: 
2298
Intro
Number of Vacancies: 
1
Job Posting Length: 
Three months
Availability: 
Canadian Workers or Permanent Residents
Business Operation: 
Poultry
Occupation: 
Farm Foreman
Employment Terms: 
Permanent (year round)
City: 
Cobble Hill
Provincial Area: 
British Columbia
Marketed to: 
Male or Female
Indigenous people
Employer
Employer Info: 

Lockwood Farms, located at 3805 Cobble Hill, BC.  

Wage and Benefits
Wage Rate: 
$14.00
Wage Info: 
Hourly
Worker Accommodation: 
Accommodation Available
Accommodation Value: 
Not more then 30% of wages or less.
Accommodation Value Type: 
Deducted from wage
Experience and Education
Driver's License (asset): 
5
Education: 
Basic
Job Experience: 
1 year
Job Duties
Livestock: 
Poultry
Farm Machinery: 
Tractor
Equipment Maintenance
Duties: 

Lockwood Farms is looking to hire a strapping lad or lass who knows how to work! We’re looking for that ‘farm kid’, who gets dirty to get a job done.

The work could include, but is not limited to: daily ‘barn walks’, daily egg collections, regular record keeping, monitoring bird and flock health, working with owners to monitor flocks and barn environments, daily cleaning mucking out, power washing and disinfecting, feeding chickens, installing chicken equipment, following and implementing bio-security measures,  cleaning and organizing work areas, prepping for markets, egg washing and grading, serving customers who arrive on the farm,

Job Description: 

Applicant must have the following qualities:

  • Initiative: knowing how to get the job done. You are the sort of person who sees something that needs fixing, and you go and pull out your tools and fix it.
  • Efficiency: You like to focus and get on with your work, you can complete a job quickly.
  • Sensible: You take safety seriously, your mom doesn’t need to tell you to wear ear and eye protection.
  • Stalwart: You can work for 8 hours in our winter outside and maintain your farming enthusiasm.
  • You love the smell of chicken crap: That’s how we know you love farming as much as we do!

Applicant must have the following:

Farming or trades experience - Please provide three references related to this area, we will call them!

Clean Criminal Record Check – We have kids and international volunteers around here.

Driver’s Licences – If you need a part, or we need to get feed, you can go pick it up.

Lockwood farms is an English Speaking Workplace.

How to apply: 

Benefits:

  • Decent pay
  • Work out-doors with your hands
  • Work with a family, and many young international volunteers. The work environment is continually changing from co-workers to seasons.
  • Opportunity to learn about all aspects of farming, we are a great place to launch your farming career.

 

A bit about us

Lockwood Famers produces eggs, and some broiler chickens. Our products are primarily sold through farmer’s markets in the Cowichan Valley and Victoria area. Our produce is organically grown (not certified), and our focus is on efficiency and higher production while not comprising our values of sustainability, organic practices and animal welfare.

Lockwood Farms is primarily run by James and Cammy Lockwood.

Please send a resume and cover letter, or any questions to: cammy@lockwoodfarms.ca

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