Field Crew Members

Status: Full-time Seasonal
Wage: $16.00 per hour
Duration: April to mid-September
Location: Now Hiring in Kelowna

About Us:

We are an environmentally-friendly control Program for one of the biggest pests of apple and pear trees—the codling moth. Since the Program started more than 20 years ago, the amount of pesticides used in the valley against codling moth has dropped by 96%. Our Program breeds and sterilizes codling moths at our state-of-the-art facility in Osoyoos, and we release them into orchards where they mate with wild moths to prevent the population from reproducing. Our Program also provides trapping and monitoring, education, and enforcement services for the growers.

We require many seasonal employees throughout the valley to help us deliver our services. Seasonal positions are perfect for people who want the flexibility to make some money while enjoying the region’s summer offerings before they start winter work, go back to school or head south for warmer climates. Employment with SIR offers a chance to make a difference for our farmers and our environment.

About the Position:

Field Staff work outside in local orchard areas and complete the daily sterile moth releases by ATV. This position will also interact with local orchard and urban growers to communicate program information, policies, and procedures in a professional and effective manner. Hours of work are 8am to 4pm, with a half an hour unpaid lunch.

About You:

You enjoy working outside and have an eye for detail. You can follow instructions, work independently or as part of a team. You are a responsible driver and employee that will take care when driving to and through orchards to deliver moths. You are physically fit, comfortable operating an ATV, able to stand/walk for extended periods of time, and work in various weather conditions including high summer temperatures. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please submit your resume to [email protected]

For more information on these positions or our program, please check our website:, or call 1-800-363-6684.
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Location:Kelowna, British Columbia
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Post Date:Apr 20, 2021
Exp. Date:May 20, 2021
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:4406750