Employment

Join the VSOC Team

VSOC offers annual opportunities for both seasonal and casual employment. If you love working outdoors, are motivated to learn new skills, and want to join a progressive safety-oriented company while earning a competitive wage, check out our opportunities below.

Orchard Technician

This position provides exposure to a range of orchard management practices with a focus on planting, pollination, orchard maintenance (tagging, pruning and weed control) and some data collection. On-the-job training will be provided. Season occurs from April-August. Hiring in March 2020.

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Spring Season Casual

This temporary position includes hands-on work in the orchard. The main objectives during the spring are planting new trees in assigned orchard positions and collecting pollen for the pollination of conifer flowers. On-the-job training will be provided. The duration of work is 3-4 weeks depending on the workload. Hiring April 2020.

Cone Harvest Casual

Cone harvest is the busiest season at VSOC. We hire 25-50 cone pickers for 4-6 weeks starting at the end of July. Using a 12 ft ladder, employees harvest cones from either pine, spruce or fir. On-the-job training will be provided. We offer competitive wages with an individual productivity bonus. Hiring beginning of July 2020.

Orchard Technician – Student Posting

As a summer student working at VSOC you will be given the opportunity to cultivate your skills and knowledge in a collaborative team-based environment. You will gain valuable knowledge of the seed improvement industry and the process of producing A-class seed. On-the-job training will be provided. The work term is April – August. Hiring in March 2020.

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Our Commitment to You

VSOC is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all employees and cultivating a safety culture in our workplace. Through orientation, training and providing personal protective equipment we ensure employees are set up for success.