Vineyard Machinery Operator

Central Otago

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Company: Burn Cottage Vineyard


Uploaded: 04 January 2023

Closes: 04 February 2023

Burn Cottage Vineyard is currently seeking a Machinery Operator/Vineyard Assistant to join our tight-knit, permanent team on our Cromwell vineyard.


The ideal applicant will have previous practical experience in viticulture, agriculture, or horticulture, with a desire to produce wine grapes of the highest order, and be willing to learn and apply biodynamic viticulture methods. This position involves machinery operation; vine and fruit work with our team, and maintenance. 

Good communication is required at all levels. A motivated individual with excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work "hands-on". Must have the ability to work alone and also with other members of the team, as required.

The applicant must be competent in tractor and vineyard machinery operation on a variety of terrain, and be able to carry out basic machinery maintenance, plus have good record-keeping skills. Calibration and spray application experience is preferred, with a Growsafe certificate an advantage. Ideally, would have an understanding of the current Health and Safety Regulations. Must be willing to work flexible hours at times to complete the tasks as required.

A New Zealand resident or hold a current New Zealand work visa. 

A full job description is available upon request. 

All applications must include a cover letter and CV and must be able to provide referees when requested. 

Please apply via the button above. 

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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