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Job Order #: 5662048

Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries
Wage/Salary Info:
$12.30 - $14.95 per hour depending on experience
Posted Date:
# of Positions:
Employment Terms:
Length of Employment:
April 3 - October 24, 2019
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries

Employer Address:
PO BOX 425

Contact Name:
Christopher Warriner

Contact Phone:
(306) 469-4970

Contact Fax:
(306) 469-5779

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Christopher Warriner o/a West Cowan Apiaries located at SE 14-56-8 W3 Big River, Saskatchewan S0J 0E0 is looking to hire 4 Apiary Technicians/Workers who can perform the following duties: wrapping and unwrapping hives; spring and fall maintenance; feeding hives; creating nucs; supering hives; pulling honey supers (80+ lbs) and carrying supers to truck deck; extracting honey; moving bees (some evenings and weekends if need be); maintain bee yards; and any other duties relating to apiary work.

Requirements: No formal education required but with at least grade 12 education an asset; 1-2 full seasons of apiary experience required; with valid driver's licence and own vehicle to get back and forth to work; experience driving standard truck an asset; in good physical condition; and able to work in a team environment.

Employment details: Seasonal and full-time; employment date April 3-October 24, 2019; wage $12.30-$14.95 per hour depending on experience at minimum 40 hours of work per week; training is provided on ongoing basis; most tasks are performed outdoors in all kinds of weather; work is repetitive and physically demanding.


Skills and Abilities

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
 - Public transportation is not available
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Own vehicle
 - Own transportation
Specific Skills
 - Apiary Work
 - Write daily basic progress reports
Type of Equipment
 - Farm truck
Type of Farm Operations
 - Beekeeping
Work Location Information
 - Rural community
 - Staff accommodation provided
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Bending, crouching, kneeling
 - Standing for extended periods
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
 - 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 Automated Systems Experience
 - Automated honey extractor
Work Site Environment
 - Outdoors


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