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Temp-to-Hire farmhand-organic farm rTerra llc

  • Date Posted August 05, 2022
  • Location Hillsboro, OR
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description rTerra is a budding 95-acre hub focused on regenerative farming, innovative product development, and educational experiences. The farm includes 7 acres of apples, an 8-acre vineyard, a 4-acre market garden, a medicinal herb garden, and a glass conservatory for propagation and demonstration. The
remainder is forest, additional orchards, and ornamental gardens. The property also hosts a multitude of facilities, including two residences, one three-level barn for production use, equipment maintenance and an event space up top, one large open barn for a future production site, a pool house, tennis court, garden office,
equipment shed, and multiple smaller outbuildings. rTerra has a commitment to managing the property with ecological principles and leaning towards a future with regenerative and biodynamic management practices and sustainable decision-making. Job description

We are looking for a farm hand to help us in maintaining our 95-acre regenerative, diversified farm. The farm hand position will work under supervision of the farm manager and/or crew leader in order to help maintain our 8-acre vineyard, 7-acre orchard,  and ornamental landscaping. The ideal candidate should be flexible and eager to learn, recognizing the scope of this position may include general farm work beyond our vineyard/orchard/ornamental landscaping. This position has the potential to develop into a full-time opportunity for the right candidate. 

What You’ll Do: 

- Maintain and improve the site’s landscapes by mowing, edging, weeding, pruning, and as directed by the Crew Leader in a safe and efficient manner

- Perform seasonal vineyard & orchard tasks, such as weed control, mowing, hedging, leak plucking, pruning, harvesting, etc. as directed by the Crew Leader

- Use powered and hand tools, such as backpack blowers, mowers, string trimmers, shears, shovels, rakes, pruning tools 

- Work outside in all weather conditions

-The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time

 

The desire to learn, show up and be on time is required. While no experience is necessary, the ideal candidate will have: 

- 1-2 seasons of experience in groundskeeping, viticulture work or general farm work

- Bilingual (English/Spanish)

- Ability to lift 50 lbs

- Be able to push, pull, bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist, climb, and squat

- Eager and quick to learn new tasks and maintain pace

- Enjoy working on a team of professionals, working hard, and following instructions

- Have reliable transportation and show up on time, consistently. We are in a rural location without access to public transportation.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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