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Apiary Technicians/Workers

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Job Order #: 5763943

Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries
Wage/Salary Info:
$12.63-$15.20 per hour depening on exp.
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Length of Employment:
April 6- October 31, 2021
Grade 12
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
West Cowan Apiaries

Employer Address:
PO BOX 425

Contact Name:
Christopher or Lori Warriner

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*Training is on an ongoing basis* Experience: minimum of 1-2 full seasons of Apiary experience required.  The job includes the following:
Wrapping/unwrapping beehives; spring & fall maintenance; feeding hives; creating nucs; supering hives;pulling honey supers (80+ lbs) and then carrying the supers to the truck deck and stacking; extracting honey; moving beehives (some evenings and weekends if need be) maintain bee yards; and perform any other duties relating to apiary work.
Requirements: no formal education required but with at least a Grade 12 education an asset; have a valid driver's license and have vehicle to get back and forth to work; experience driving standard trucks an asset; to be in good physical condition and to be able to work in a team environment.
Employment Details: Seasonal & full time employment April 6- Oct. 31, 2021. Wage range: $12.63 - $15.20 per hour depending upon experience; Minimum 40 hours of work per week.
Training is provided on a ongoing basis, most tasks are performed outdoors in all kinds of weather; work is repetitive and physically demanding. Location of work- RM's of Big River,Shellbrook and Canwood.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own transportation
 - Own vehicle
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Drive manual transmission vehicle
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not required
Specific Skills
 - Write daily basic progress reports
 - Apiary Work
Type of Equipment
 - Farm truck
Type of Farm Operations
 - Beekeeping
Work Location Information
 - Rural community
 - Various locations
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Fast-paced environment
 - Work under pressure
 - Tight deadlines
 - Repetitive tasks
 - Handling heavy loads
 - Physically demanding
 - Attention to detail
 - Hand-eye co-ordination
 - Ability to distinguish between colours
 - Sound discrimination
 - Sitting
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
 - Standing for extended periods
 - Walking
 - Bending, crouching, kneeling
Type of Automated Systems Experience
 - Automated honey extractor
Work Site Environment
 - Confined spaces
 - Outdoors
 - At heights
 - Wet/damp
 - Noisy
 - Odours
 - Dusty
 - Hot


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