Summer Orchard Worker

Summerland Varieties Corp (SVC) - Summerland, BC (30+ days ago)

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Summer Orchard Worker ($14.60 Hr)

Summerland Varieties Corp. (SVC) - Summerland, BC

Job Summary

Summerland Varieties Corp. (SVC) is looking to hire several temporary orchard workers to help harvest and prepare tree budwood for shipment. SVC supplies this plant material to growers all over the country to propagate new fruit trees. Work will take place in SVC’s orchard (4200 Hwy 97, beside Trout Creek Trestle on KVR Trail), and will run for 2-4 weeks in the month of August, for 25-40 hours per week.


Workers will use pruning shears to prepare grafting sticks (budwood) of assorted fruit varieties, by removing leaves and tying into bundles.

Work Conditions

Applicant must be comfortable working outside all day, rain or shine, and comfortable sitting for extended periods of time. Must be comfortable with the repetitive nature of the work, and lifting to 25 lbs.

Extended hours may be required.

Must have a suitable method of transportation to and from work.


  • Organized with an attention to detail
  • Good physical fitness
  • Good hand dexterity (using pruning shears)
  • Working in both a team setting and alone
  • Comfortable around farm equipment and potential wildlife
  • Orchard experience is an asset

Please submit your resume by email.

Expected Start Date: 2020-08-04

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $14.60 per hour


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Work remotely:

  • No