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Full Time Farm Crew Flying Coyote Farm +1 more

  • Date Posted February 12, 2024
  • Location Sandy, OR
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

ABOUT OUR FARM

Flying Coyote Farm is a 37-acre certified organic farm nestled in the foothills of Mt. Hood in Sandy, Ore. Established in 2013, we grow 8 acres of vegetables using a mix of mechanized and bio-intensive growing practices and manage the rest of our acreage through rotational grazing and cover crop rotations. Our primary outlets for our produce are our 240 member CSA program, a year-round farmers market, and local restaurants and grocery stores. We also have an extensive livestock program where we raise pigs, and chickens for meat. Each year we raise 1650 broiler chickens and 15-20 pigs. We farm year-round, rain, sun or snow and enjoy the hustle and hard work of growing food for our community. Our employees are truly what make the farm run, and although farming is incredibly mentally and physically demanding we value creating a safe and enjoyable work environment for our farm crew and nurturing folks’ skills and interests while on the farm.

Our crew consists of Lili Tova (Farm Manager), Dan Sullivan (Farm Manager), Piper Krabbenhoft (Assistant Crew Manager and Prop House Manager), as well as 4-7 other full-time and part-time crew members depending on the time of year.


JOIN OUR FARM CREW

Serious applicants only. Reading the job description thoroughly and following the application instructions will greatly increase your chances of being considered for any available positions. Please do not contact us through our social media accounts regarding employment opportunities; if you have any questions that aren’t answered in the information below you can contact us via email.

Things to know before applying:

  • Please be sure that you meet the ‘Skills and Qualifications’ required for each position before applying.

  • We may have on-farm housing available for full-time positions. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in on-farm housing. We are happy to help you find housing in the area if you are coming from out-of-state.

Hiring process:

  • We will review all applications in the order that they are received and will get in touch with you within approximately one week of receiving your application.

  • First interviews will be conducted virtually (Zoom/FaceTime/Skype).

  • Second-round interviews will be on-farm working interviews. Working interviews take place Monday-Friday and are generally four hours long.

Job description

Seeking one passionate, hardworking, and detail-oriented person to join our farm crew for the 2024 season. Ideal candidates should enjoy physical labor, possess a strong interest in food and farming, and appreciate working as part of a team. Our farm crew is the heart of our farm and crew members participate  in all areas of vegetable production from transplanting, weeding and crop care to harvesting, washing and packing. The farm crew position can be tailored to fit applicants' interests with opportunities to take on more roles and responsibilities as the season progresses. For interested applicants there may also be opportunities to participate in our pasture-based livestock operation which includes pigs, chickens and goats. 

 

Reports to: 

Farm Owners, Harvest and Pack House Manager, Field Crew Manager

 

Hours/Schedule: Full Time

May: 8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesdays - Fridays

June- October: 7:00am - 3:30 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 7:00am-4:30pm Mondays,Thursdays.  

November : 8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8:00am - 5:00pm  Mondays,Thursdays, *Off Wednesday - Friday of Thanksgiving week

 

Position Period: Flexible start and end date, must be able to start by May 15th and work through November 30th.

 

Compensation:

  • $18-$19 DOE starting hourly pay 

  • Up to 2% match of gross income as SIMPLE IRA contribution

  • 40 hours paid time off 

  • Sick pay accrued at 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours 

  • Gear and wellness stipend of $500 

  • Annual bonus based on hours worked

  • Produce

  • Pork and chicken share 

  • Low cost on-farm housing may be available for full time positions

  • Cost of Living annual raise for returning employees

Fair Hiring Statement

Flying Coyote Farm  is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity of expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Flying Coyote Farm encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Proper harvest and post-harvest handling of a large variety of vegetable crops

  • Communicating general crop health or other observations made while harvesting to harvest manager

  • Packing CSA boxes, market produce and restaurant orders

  • Transplanting both mechanically and by hand

  • Weed control

  • Irrigation installation and repair

  • Crop care – trellising, season extension, pest and disease management

  • Cleaning and maintenance of facilities and grounds 

  • Various odd jobs (ditch digging, brush cutting, cleaning equipment and supplies, assisting with delivery driving if needed)

  • Seasonal projects (re-skinning greenhouses, care of existing infrastructure and facilities, light carpentry work)

  • For those interested there may be opportunities to work with our livestock which includes animal feeding, moving fencing, housing and water, loading and unloading animals, and cleaning pens.

General Requirements for all Positions:

  • Have dependable transportation and the ability to get to work on time.

  • Demonstrated commitment to organic and sustainable farming.

  • Have a working cell phone for communications.

  • Be able to follow instructions and pay attention to details.

  • Be able to commit to staying the duration of the season.

  • Be able to perform manual work in all weather conditions (rain, heat, snow etc.)

  • Be able to keep a positive attitude, even amid challenges.

  • Respect for all staff and appreciate their work and contributions.

  • Self-motivation to do a quality job in an efficient way.

  • Keep track of speed of work and strive for efficiency.

  • Work well with others and have experience working as part of a team.

  • Ask for additional information if directions seem inadequate or unclear.

  • Responsive to feedback from supervisors and co-workers.

Skills and Qualification: 

  • One season full-time production vegetable farming experience or equivalent

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Bonus skills but not required:

  • Restaurant, farmers market, or grocery store experience 

  • Tractor driving experience 

  • Management experience

  • Livestock experience

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