Vineyard Machinery Operator

Central Otago

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Company: Te Kano Estate

Type:Permanent

Uploaded: 05 November 2020

Closes: 20 November 2020

Vineyard Machinery Operator

Te Kano Estate is one of Central Otago’s newest and most exciting wine ventures. With close to 50 hectares of vineyards over 3 sites in the Cromwell basin, we are seeking an experienced and motivated person to join the team.

This role is largely machinery based but also covers the full range of vineyard tasks, including repairs and maintenance of trellis and irrigation, vine hand work, and participation in the company’s extensive native regeneration program.

The ideal candidate will have:

  •  Practical  vineyard tractor experience including  crop spraying, trimming, fertiliser spreading, leaf plucking, weed spraying on challenging terrain is necessary.
  • Experience with undervine weeding equipment is desirable.
  • Grow Safe certificate an advantage.
  • Equipment calibration experience would be an advantage.
  • Be prepared to have a hands-on approach to all vineyard tasks, working either independently or part of a team.
  • A sunny and cheerful personality.
  • Great communication skills and the ability to accurately follow written spray instructions and associated reporting.
  •  A current NZ care driver's licence and preferably class 2 license to operate the company’s truck.
  • Be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

If you believe you have the skills for this role, we would like to hear from you.

Please contact Vineyard Operations Manager Nick Hunter nick@tekanoestate.com in the first instance with a cover letter and a copy of your CV.

Applications close Friday the 20th of November 2020.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

  • For information about the Central Otago wine Region, click here.

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