Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Farm Labourer

den Haan Greenhouses

Area of Specialization

  • Nursery or greenhouse
  • Work Setting

  • Greenhouse
  • Type of Farm Operations

  • Vineyard
  • Fruit and vegetable combination farming
  • Type of Crops

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapes
  • Greenhouse vegetables
  • Specific Skills

  • Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops
  • Harvest crops
  • Grade products
  • Examine produce for quality and prepare for market
  • Specific Skills – Field Crops

  • Hand harvesting vegetables
  • Vegetable culling
  • Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • At heights
  • Wet/damp
  • Dusty
  • Hot
  • Cold/refrigerated
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • Cleaning crop
  • Clipping
  • Deleafing
  • Suckering
  • Tying
  • Weeding
  • Shoot positioning
  • Grading
  • Greenhouse cleaning
  • Lowering
  • Maintain and manage growth of vines, vine canopy and grapes
  • Education: No degree, certificate or diploma
    Experience: No experience

    Number of Vacancies: 10
    Wages: $12.55 hourly

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    7 Atlantic Central Drive
    East Mountain, N.S.
    B6L 2Z2

    Phone – 902-893-2293
    Fax – 902-893-7063
    E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca