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Job Order #: 5584039

Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries
Wage/Salary Info:
$12.03 - $14.00 per hour dep. on exp.
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Length of Employment:
April 3 - October 30, 2018
Grade 12
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries

Employer Address:
PO BOX 425

Contact Name:
Christopher Warriner

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*Training is provided on an ongoing basis, but experience maybe required*.
Job Duties: wrapping/unwrapping hives; spring and fall maintenance of hives; feeding; creating nucs; supering hives; pulling honey supers (80+ lbs) to the truck deck; extracting honey; moving bees- must be able to work some evenings and weekends if need be. Maintain bee yards; and any other assorted apiary work.  
Most tasks are performed outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Work is repetitive and physically demanding.
Asset: the capability of  driving a standard truck preferred.
Must possess a valid driver's licence.
Work Hours: an average of 40+ hours per week.
Location of Work: SE 14-56-8 W3
Education: no formal education required but with at least a Grade 12 education would be an asset.
Experience: minimum of 1-2 full seasons of Apiary experience required.
Requirements: Have own transportation back and forth to work. Be in good physical condition and to work in a team environment.
Employment Details: Seasonal (F/T) 40+ hours per week.


Skills and Abilities

Type of Farm Operations
 - Beekeeping
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Bending, crouching, kneeling
 - Walking
 - Standing for extended periods
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
 - Sitting
 - Sound discrimination
 - Ability to distinguish between colours
 - Hand-eye co-ordination
 - Attention to detail
 - Physically demanding
 - Handling heavy loads
 - Repetitive tasks
 - Tight deadlines
 - Work under pressure
 - Fast-paced environment
Type of Equipment
 - Farm truck
Work Site Environment
 - Hot
 - Dusty
 - Odours
 - Noisy
 - Wet/damp
 - At heights
 - Outdoors
 - Confined spaces
Specific Skills
 - Apiary Work
 - Write daily basic progress reports
Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Reading text
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Drive manual transmission vehicle
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Own transportation
Work Location Information
 - Various locations
 - Rural community
Type of Automated Systems Experience
 - Automated honey extractor


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