Machinery Operator


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Company: Villa Maria Estate


Uploaded: 27 June 2018

Closes: 27 July 2018

A leader in sustainability, innovation and quality, Villa Maria is a family-owned winery recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry. Listed as ‘Fourth Most Admired Wine Brand in the World’ Villa Maria now exports to over 60 countries.

We have an exciting opportunity for a hard-working Machinery Operator to join our committed and passionate team. This permanent position is located in the Awatere Valley and covers a number of organic and conventional vineyards.

In this role you will be carrying out vineyard machinery operations as planned by the Vineyard Manager including, but not limited to: crop spraying, harvesting, trimming, mowing, weed spraying and any other machinery operations required. You will also be doing irrigation and trellising maintenance, vineyard development, vine pruning and other vineyard tasks as required.

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Good attention to detail in all operations to achieve optimal fruit and wine quality.
  • Great initiative and drive for continuous improvement in vineyard operations.
  • Excellent communication and a commitment to workplace safety.
  • Minimum class 1 driver licence - Over-row machinery experience would be an advantage.

If you are a team player, results orientated, self-motivated and passionate about growing quality wines, then Villa Maria is the place for you. In return, we can offer the opportunity to work with a great group of people, comprehensive training and a commitment to career development. Apply now!

Please note that you must have eligibility to work in New Zealand.

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