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Vineyard Machine Operator

Job Description

Te Awanga Estate is looking for an Experienced Vineyard Machine Operator to join our Hawke's Bay team working in Certified Organic and contracted Vineyards.
• Be part of a progressive, award-winning, quality wine brand 
• Work with a great team in a friendly work environment
• Based in the beautiful Sunny Hawke's Bay
Te Awanga Estate is a privately-owned wine business with vineyards in the Napier and Hastings districts. Te Awanga Estate is currently undergoing conversion to organics and we are certified with Biogro NZ. The people working in our vineyards, winemaking and sales team are all motivated by the same ambition of making great wine that reflects our place and ideas.
This position would suit a motivated person with an understanding and experience of all vineyard operations including trimming, cultivation, mowing etc. You'll have a hands-on role in the daily groundwork required in the development and upkeep of the vineyards. The hours are Monday to Friday occasionally some weekend work will be required from time to time in the lead up to and during harvest. You will be paid for all hours worked. 
This opportunity will allow you to be part of a progressive brand and work outdoors in a friendly work environment. You'll develop your skills further with good training and task diversity and uphold our culture of quality and safety.
The key tasks of this role include:
• Machinery maintenance, trellis and general maintenance, trimming, mowing, net winding and harvest.
• Accountability to follow best practices procedures of vineyard operations, process and systems contributing to the quality and safety culture of Te Awanga Estate.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• A positive 'can-do' attitude.
• Flexibility, sound communication skills, a willingness to learn and be part of a strong and cohesive team.
• The ability and drive to work alone when needed.
• Some organic cultivation knowledge would be an advantage.
• Vineyard experience with tractors and operating machinery is essential - being mechanical mind will be an advantage.
• Strong knowledge of safety conduct and procedures.
• Must have a Current New Zealand Driver's license and own transport.
• Desirable: Class W, F license.
• If you think this is the job for you, please apply online with a cover letter telling us why along with your current CV.

Vineyard Machine Operator

Te Awanga Estate

Job type:

Full Time