Weekend Moth Driver (Osoyoos)

Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program

Position: Weekend Moth Driver
Status: Weekends/Seasonal
Location: Osoyoos, BC
Hourly Wage: $16.00

Our 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.

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. Employment with SIR offers a chance to make a difference to our farmers and our environment.

About the Position:

The moth driver delivers moths to all required offices and returns empty petri dishes to the Osoyoos facility. Moth delivery is Saturday and Sunday. Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours, subject to change due to weather conditions or deliveries.

About You:

You have a Class 5 driver’s licence, a clean driver’s abstract, enjoy driving, and are able to do so while pulling a small utility trailer. You have an eye for detail, can follow instructions, work independently or be part of a team. You would take pride in ‘parenting’ a few million high-quality moths that will make a big difference for our local apple crops, and our environment. You must be available to work early mornings on weekends.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with "Weekend Moth Driver" in the subject line.

For more information on these positions or our program, please check our website: www.oksir.org, or call 1-800-363-6684.
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Post Date:Mar 6, 2019
Exp. Date:Apr 4, 2019
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:3774296