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Position Title: Farm Operator 

Position Type: Temporary - Part-Time ​

Position Location: Florenceville Main 

Requisition ID: 6287 



Job Title:                     Seasonal Farm Operator 

Department:               Global Agriculture

Reports To:                Manager, Farm of the Future

Location:                    Florenceville, New Brunswick

Job type:                       Seasonal (April 15 to Nov 15)



Grade 12, GED, or equivalent experience; preference will be given to a candidate who has post-secondary education in agricultural studies

  • Experience with maintenance and fixing of heavy agricultural equipment
  • Experience with operating farm equipment during planting, and harvesting
  • Experience with farm machinery and equipment maintenance
  • Experience and knowledge in raw potato grading procedures is an asset
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of important pest and diseases is an asset
  • Knowledge of workplace hazards and safety policies/procedures
  • Knowledge of Environmental Farm Plan is an asset
  • Knowledge of storages maintenance is an asset
  • Demonstrate professional behavior, work well under pressure and have an ability to respond to unexpected circumstances calmly and responsibly
  • Ability to lift approximately 25-30 lbs and at time in excess of 50lbs
  • Ability to accept and embrace change in the day to day operations
  • Successful completion of 90 day training period
  • Must obtain Pesticide Applicator’s License as soon as possible
  • Experience with planting and management of potatoes and rotation crops
  • Experience with adjusting equipment as per the requirements (e.g., seed depth, row spacing, and hill size and shape) is an asset
  • Experience or quick learner about technologies include but are not limited to remote sensing like see and spray, variable rate inputs (fertilizer, irrigation), soil optix, high capacity planters and harvesters, electric tractors, controlled traffic patterns, yield monitors, robotization, seed sizing equipment, driverless hilling equipment, automated guided vehicles, good computer skills, knowledge of software and flying drones to capture field data 
  • Experience with Farm Live Stock Management is an asset



  • Perform routine maintenance work on equipment, adjust and repair or replace defective parts, and service attachments and all the working tools at the Farm.
  • Operate farm equipment during crop season
  • Clean and monitor equipment, report any problems to the Agronomist
  • Responsible for cutting seed, weighing fertilizer, and overall building and yard maintenance
  • Apply pesticides as required
  • Perform lab work, record findings
  • Ensure targets are met by understanding and goal setting of KPI’s
  • General housekeeping duties within the work area
  • Collect petiole samples as assigned
  • Grade trials and record precise data
  • Foster and promote a safe work environment
  • Lead the seasonal crew at the time of planting and harvesting to ensure accuracy
  • Livestock and irrigation management
  • Other duties as assigned
  • This position is primarily Monday through Friday, during growing season, and possibly into November.  Employee will be laid off during off-season as required.
  • Must be able to work extended hours during the Spring and Fall season

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at: www.mccain.com/careers 



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Agriculture      
Division: Global Agriculture 
Department: ​Global Agriculture ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Bathurst || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Centreville || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Edmundston || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Fredericton || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Grand Falls || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Hartland || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Moncton || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Saint John || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Somerville 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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