Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Seasonal Farm Equipment Operators

Cavendish Farms

Cavendish Farms is sourcing for the position of Farm Equipment Operator-(3) positions, to be based at our Amherst, NS location,

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 two state-of-the-art potato processing plants in PEI, another in Jamestown, ND and Lethbridge, Alberta and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, ON.  Our Head office is in Dieppe, NB and sales office locations are in Toronto, Montreal and Boston.

Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Farm Equipment Operator 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.

*Please Note: A clean criminal background check and drug screen will be required prior to an employment offer being extended.

Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 55lbs (25kgs)
  • Availability to work extended hours, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast paced team environment
  • Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • High degree of attention to detail and demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Mechanical aptitude and previous experience working in farm operations would be an asset

Key responsibilities:

  • Equipment operation including farm tractors, forklift, skid steer loader, potato handling equipment
  • Harvesting potatoes and storing potatoes
  • Equipment repair and maintenance
  • All other duties as assigned

If you are interested in applying for this career opportunity, please apply at or in-person at:

1030 Greeno Road

Chapman Settlement, NS

B0L 1E0

If applying in person, please bring any two pieces of the following ID with you:

(driver’s license, passport, birth certificate)

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Number of Vacancies: 3
    For which commodity are you hiring?:
  • Vegetables
    Required Skills:
  • General Farm Experience
  • Tractor/Forklift Experience
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
Job Experience: Willing to Train
    Work Schedule:
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings
  • Weekends


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