Wither Hills - Harvest 2023 Positions

Marlborough

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Company: Wither Hills Marlborough Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 22 September 2022

Closes: 22 December 2022

We have a number of fixed-term positions available within our winery based in Marlborough.  If you want to be part of a fun and motivated harvest team, make some great award-winning wine, and create memories to last a lifetime, then we want to hear from you!

Supervisors/Experienced Cellar Hands

Positions Available: 15

Hourly Rate: $27.80 - $29.00 depending on experience

Key Tasks/Responsibilities/Experience:

  • You need to be able to lead, train and supervise a small team of people
  • This position requires a minimum of 2-3 vintages experience (no formal qualifications required)
  • Perform routine tasks in the cellar and operate winery machinery
  • Have effective communication skills and be familiar with cellar operations
  • Ability to work 12 hours per day, 6 days per week (weekends included). Minimum of 30 hours per week guaranteed with a maximum of 72 hours per week during peak
  • You will make health and safety a priority and ensure all tasks are completed to a high-standard and efficiency is maintained

Cellar Hands (Cellar or Lab Based)

Positions Available: 24

Hourly Rate: $23.50 - $27.00 depending on experience

Key Tasks/Responsibilities/Experience:

  • Previous winery experience would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Cellar Hands will perform tasks such as cleaning, grape receival processing, racking, red and white ferment management, additions, barrel work and more
  • Lab-based Cellar Hands will conducting routine analysis on juice and wine samples, as well as data entry, industry experience is preferred
  • Have effective communication skills
  • Ability to work 12 hours per day, 6 days per week (weekends included). Minimum of 30 hours per week guaranteed with a maximum of 72 hours per week during peak
  • You will make health and safety a priority and ensure all tasks are completed to a high-standard and efficiency is maintained

Depending on the season, work will commence in mid-February and finish around mid-April (with the possibility of extension to some contracts). During 12-hour shifts we will provide everyone with a meal, as well as a continental breakfast. We also have an array of social events throughout vintage.

All successful applicants will be offered an in-house induction and training for their roles, consider health and safety first and be open to learning our processes and procedures.

All applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Please indicate in your cover letter which position you are applying for and send your application, including cover letter and current CV with at least two referees, via the link provided.

Please apply at the link: https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=76499&company=Lion&st=3EF566A4EFE6C7314A44FB833084474C2F8CF4C5

Applications close 10th February 2023 unless filled before hand.

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 working in New Zealand, visit the Immigration Department website: www.immigration.govt.nz
  • For information about New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (for tax purposes and getting tax numbers etc), visit www.ird.govt.nz
  • For information about the Marlborough wine region, click here.
  • Jobseekers should be aware that the start and finish dates of harvest work employment may change from those suggested by wineries at the time of your job offer. Vintage dates can not accurately be predicted.

    It is therefore important that you understand that depending on your employment arrangements with the employer there may be a period of time where you have no work or less work than you were expecting, and should have sufficient financial arrangements in place should this occur. Your actual start and finish dates may vary - if you have queries around this, check with your winery employer before booking airline tickets etc.
  • For general information about New Zealand, click here or here for two helpful websites. 

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