Machinery Operator


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Company: Villa Maria Estate Limited


Uploaded: 31 August 2022

Closes: 30 September 2022

Villa Maria is proudly a 100% New Zealand owned and continues to be recognised as an icon in the New Zealand wine industry.

We are looking for a Machinery Operator to help carry out the vineyard operations on the vineyard to increase vineyard efficiency, cropping levels, and fruit quality levels. 

Experience is not essential!

The Machinery Operator is responsible for the vineyard operations, including but not limited to, all machinery operations, trellising repairs and maintenance, vine removal/replanting/training, pruning and pruning supervision, irrigation repairs, and maintenance of the vineyard site. 


  • To effectively, efficiently and safely undertake planting, training, canopy management, trellis installation and maintenance
  • Ensure that all vineyard machinery and equipment is operated correctly and safely
  • To operate the trimmer, weed sprayer, leaf-plucker, vine sprayer, mulcher and mower
  • Operate a tractor/gondola or harvester combination

To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate:

  • Desire to be an active participant and keen to learn in our team environment
  • High attention to detail and strive to ensure a quality product is packaged
  • Strong initiative with a focus on continual improvement
  • Willingness to learn

If you want to have the opportunity to work with our highly-dedicated team of passionate people, we would love to hear from you!

Only people who are physically residing and are eligible to work in New Zealand, should apply. Evidence of a Work Visa or Residency will be required.


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

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