Private farm hiring Caretaker/Farmhand

Bowdoinham, Maine

Caretaker/Farmhand/Gardener/Landscaper Needed 

This is a job at a small private farm in Maine and the position is open immediately. The Employee is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Harvesting, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, thinning, managing irrigation systems, and pest control
  • Some tractor and rototiller work will be required for soil preparation and cultivation
  • Post-harvest operations will include sorting, washing, packing/storage responsibilities
  • Transport and delivery of farm products will also be required
  • Feeding, watering, general handling of domestic and farm animals
  • Maintenance of grounds and gardens, including mowing grass, spring and fall cleanup, snow removal

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous experience with raising vegetables and farm animals preferred
  • Familiarity with lawn mowers, week whackers, snow blowers, chainsaws etc. and able to perform maintenance and simple repairs on these common machines
  • Demonstrated work history
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude and neat appearance, tobacco, alcohol and drug-free
  • Follow direction well
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work under challenging ergonomic conditions, including work that requires frequent crouching, bending and kneeling.
  • Ability to regularly lift loads of 50 pounds or more
  • Must be able to work outside in all conditions
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation is required
  • Expect that employee has health insurance through partner or MaineCare/Obamacare

HOURS and PAY:

This is a full-time, year-round (12 month) position, averaging 40 hours per week.

Candidates will be expected to have flexibility in terms of scheduling.  This position starts at $10 an hour with the ability to increase compensation once a baseline of knowledge and ability has been proven.

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