Vineyard Operator - Central Otago

Central Otago

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Company: Cloudy Bay Vineyards


Uploaded: 17 May 2023

Closes: 17 June 2023

We’re looking for a skilled Vineyard Operator to join the team at our Central Otago vineyard. This opportunity will allow you to be part of a sophisticated brand and work outdoors in a friendly work environment. As part of the team, you’ll develop your skills further with good training and task diversity and uphold our culture of quality and safety. As a Vineyard Operator, you’ll have a hands-on role in the daily ground work required in the development and upkeep of the vineyards.

The key tasks of this role include:

  • Tractor operations such as vine and weed spraying, sweeping, canopy trimming, leaf plucking, mowing, mulching, cultivating, gondola driving
  • Canopy management, pruning and vine training
  • Irrigation management; service and maintenance of system
  • Aaccountability to follow best practices procedures of vineyard operations, process and systems
  • Supervision of contract vineyard labour and company casual vineyard staff when required
  • Contributing to the quality and safety culture of Cloudy Bay

In order to be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in vineyard or other operational agricultural enterprise
  • A sound understanding of viticultural principles and practices
  • Vigor in working a mechanical and groundwork based role
  • Flexibility, sound communication skills, a willingness to learn and be part of a strong and cohesive team
  • Strong knowledge of safety conduct and procedures
  • Class 1 valid driver’s license
  • Desirable: Class 2, 4, W, F license, Growsafe, Approved Handler certification

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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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