Equipment Operator (Farm)

  • Contract

Company Description

We offer a range of short rotation willow crop services that are ideally suited to municipal and industrial operations, including establishment and maintenance of short-rotation willow crop plantation. Together, with our associates in the environmental consulting and irrigation industries, we can provide low-risk, turn-key solutions for disposal of municipal and industrial waste, including biosolids and wastewater.

Job Description

Position Summary:
Bionera and its parent company, PRT Growing Services, are the leaders in establishing and managing large-scale woody biomass plantations to help solve energy, waste management and environmental issues. Reporting the Project Manager, Bionera’s Farm Equipment Operator is responsible for carrying out field preparation, planting, and weed control for Bionera’s willow plantations. This position requires experience operating various types of farm machinery and equipment in a variety of settings and terrain. This position is ideal for someone with a farming background.

The duration of the planting project is expected to last approximately 5 months. Potential to lead to a full-time seasonal position for the right person.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Five or more years operating farm equipment with a strong mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot, maintain and fix equipment

  • Experience handling, mixing and applying pesticides. Valid Pesticide Applicators License will be required

  • Experience leading and managing crop production teams

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of safety requirements and legislation as it related to farm equipment

  • Effective communication and reporting experience

  • Knowledge or experience with continuous process improvement in a production environment  will been seen as an asset

Additional Information

Compensation, Benefits & Workplace Culture:

  • Competitive hourly wages, matching your level of experience and ability; $25-30/hour

  • Project completion bonus

  • We provide a supportive team structured workplace, a strong safety culture, and a commitment to the environment.

Westmoreland Paintearth Mine. Candidates will be required to meet (marshalling point) in Forestburg, AB, from which transportation will be provided to the mine.

How to Apply:
Please apply through the Career Page of our website or Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2020.

Thank you for applying; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted