Please note current open positions may not be suited for students due to the hours required and the length of the contract.

Shorter term positions with flexible hours will be posted at a later time.

Seasonal Harvest Laborer - 2 Positions

Paynter’s Fruit Market, located in West Kelowna, has been providing quality local fruits, vegetables and BC made products to customers seasonally in some capacity since 1951. We grow 40 acres of fresh fruit and vegetables on our land with products hitting the shelves of the market daily.

Job Description:

As a Harvest Laborer, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Plant, thin, weed and harvest crops

  • Pick row and orchard crops

  • Sort, weigh and pack fruit and vegetables at the farm

  • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport

  • Clean up racks, trays, and harvest bins and general clean up of growing, producing and packing areas

  • Assist with general farm maintenance and maintenance of equipment and tools

  • May assist in preparing garden beds for planting

You will be working with other seasonal harvest laborers and long term farm workers under the supervision of the Garden Manager or the owner directly.

Your working hours will vary through the season but will usually be 6am to 12pm shifts, 2-6 days a week including weekends. On-the-job training will be provided and includes but is not limited to health and safety, working in extreme temperatures, proper lifting techniques, and specific picking methods.

As a seasonal position this will be from May - October 31, 2024 with the expectation that the selected applicants will be available for the entire term.

Please note there is no onsite housing available for these positions.

The wage for the position is $18.00 per hour.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Efficient, hard worker

  • Does well in team settings and working independently

  • Previous agriculture experience is an asset but not necessary.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work quickly and maintain quality produce

  • Required to safely lift items as heavy as 50 lbs frequently

  • Complete repetitive work task.

  • Ladders, tractors and farm trucks are also a daily feature of our work so there may be times that you are required to work with these with proper training and approval.

  • We also work rain or shine often so being able to remain outdoors and work comfortably in all weather is important.

  • Able to work the entire season (May - October 31) and available during the hours required

  • Full Driver’s Licence is an asset

  • First Aid is an asset

How to Apply:  

To apply, send your resume by email to Caitie Bannow; and/or apply using our online form

Only those candidates who have made it to the interview stage will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

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