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Position: Compost Production Coordinator
Type: full-time contract, Oct 2018 – Sept 2019
Organization: Wastenot Farms
Location: Mono, Ontario (near Orangeville/Hockley Valley)

Wastenot Farms is a regenerative agriculture company collecting food waste from the Greater Toronto Area, recycling this material through worm composting, and retailing our worm manure plant food as an all-natural, non-toxic soil amendment. We are hiring a full time contract employee to work as key operations team member.

Approximately 80% of this position will be on-farm labour supporting compost operations. You will be involved in all aspects of the composting process, from collecting food waste and receiving material on farm, feeding the inputs and monitoring the thermophilic composting process using commercial composting equipment, collecting and logging input and output data, moving material through the production supply chain and preparing product for sale through harvesting, drying, refining, bagging and labeling. You will learn about composting and worm farming techniques including the importance of soil microbiology. You will be moving bins and bags of organic waste, weighing up to 30lbs and shoveling this material from one location to another. Additional farm upkeep activities may include cutting grass, painting fences and buildings and use of the tractor. Extended periods of outdoor physical labour will be expected of you, working with your hands in compost and soil, through all types of weather and will include daily shoveling, raking, lifting and bagging. Most of the time you will be working on your own, at other times you will work as part of a small team.

As we are a small startup company, you will have an opportunity to participate in many different aspects of the business and all employees must be willing to assist with sales and marketing activities. Approximately 20% of this position will be an off-farm in a public facing, sales position capacity as a member of the Jocelyn’s Soil Booster sales team. You will promote our worm manure plant food product at market booths, educating consumers on the value of composting, soil health and the importance of carbon sequestration in agricultural soils as a solution to climate change. Other marketing tasks may include maintaining social media accounts, researching potential markets and working with the team to develop new products. Some occasional travel may be required throughout the South-Western Ontario.

This position is for full-time contract work, 35 hrs/week, from October 2018 through Sept 2019 paying $15/hr.

Skills & Abilities Required of Applicants

  • This position is partially subsidized by government employment grants, therefore applicants must:
    • not currently be enrolled in school,
    • Canadian citizens/permanent residences with working visas/refugee status with working visa
  • Lift, carry, shovel and move repeatedly 30 lbs of bagged soil
  • Provide own transportation daily to/from farm, located in Mono, ON (Airport Rd & Highway 9)
  • Willingness to work with (sometimes smelly) food waste/compost/soil material in all weather
  • Stamina to work 8 hours shifts, performing physical labour with few breaks through the day
  • Availability to work Monday through Friday, with occasional shifts on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Demonstrated interest in regenerative agriculture and/or sustainable waste management
  • Background in environmental studies, plant biology or soil health an asset
  • Experience in gardening/agriculture/farm labour an asset
  • Outgoing, “can do” positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Willingness to help with sales and marketing including social media outreach

Please submit a Cover Letter and CV to the attention of Hiring Department, Wastenot Farms, regarding Compost Production Coordinator position by noon on Sept 28th/18 at hiring[at]

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Sep 13 2018    Numéro : 48372