Vineyard Operator

Handpicked Wines
Published
12 August 2019
Location
Yarra Valley, Australia
Job Type
Category
Closing Date
COB Friday 23 August

Description

Handpicked Wines is an Australian-based producer headquartered in Sydney and with vineyards in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Barossa Valley and Tamar Valley.  We also have long-term partnerships with growers in other wine regions across Australia and overseas.

An exciting opportunity is available for a Vineyard Operator to join our established yet dynamic team, which aspires to walk its own path in the wine industry

This full-time position is based at our Yarra Glen vineyard, with some travel to other sites in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. You will be a key member of the production team, helping to achieve desired outcomes in yield, quality and sustainability.

You will be responsible for:

  • Tractor operations, including spraying, slashing, trimming and harvest
  • Infrastructure repairs, including trellis, irrigation, fencing
  • Preventative maintenance and simple repairs of tractors and machinery
  • Vineyard establishment and reworking
  • Crop estimates, maturity sampling, pest & disease monitoring
  • Irrigation monitoring and application

The successful applicant will:

  • Have significant experience in vineyard or other agricultural operations
  • Be able to safely and efficiently use a range of vineyard machinery
  • Show a level of mechanical aptitude
  • Have an interest in the wine industry
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Be equally comfortable working alone or as part of a team
  • Hold a current drivers licence and chemical users certificate

We offer a competitive remuneration package aimed at attracting the right candidates. Professional development and career progression opportunities will be made available over time.

Please provide a cover letter and CV using the APPLY ONLINE link below.

For further enquiries, please contact Andrew Butler, Senior Viticulturist, by email at abutler@handpickedwines.com.au or by phone at 0467 371 390.

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