We are in search of a new team member to join the ranks at Burkett Farm as a Farm Technician. This full-time position includes benefits. The work duties are similar to those of working on a market farm. However, rather than a traditional sales model, the food we grow is used to strengthen our local food system and help those less fortunate, while sharing knowledge and collaborating with our partners. The job requires passion, guts, and grit.
The general duties of the Farm Technician are to support the Farm Manager in the production and field work as required while operating Burkett Farm. This job requires passion, and a genuine desire to get your hands dirty every day, regardless of weather and holidays. Farming is dynamic and it is very difficult to summarize the duties of this position in a comprehensive list.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis
*Fluent English required
*Ability to bend and stoop on a continual basis
*Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
*Ability to work around bees, poison ivy, pollen, thorns and other environmental risks
*Must wear work boots, Bland landscaping uniform and present yourself in a clean and polite manner
*Must practice safety with chemicals and equipment
*Must wear company-provided eye and ear protection as required
*Must have valid NC Driver’s license and maintain a good driving record
*Must be willing to obtain NC Pesticide applicators license
*Must have good communication skills and ability to work on a team
*Must comply with Bland’s policies and procedures
*Must be able to pass a criminal background check
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