FILLED- FARM JOB: Lillooet, BC – Fort Berens Estate Winery, Vineyard Tractor/Machine Operator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 05, 2021

This position has been filled.

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Fort Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet, BC is seeking a Vineyard Tractor/Machine Operator!

ABOUT Fort Berens Estate Winery

We are committed to handcrafting award-winning wines that reflect our unique terroir. Our Winery and Tasting Room are in a state-of-the-art modern building with breathtaking vistas.

Our philosophy is to be an open, honest, and inclusive company and we encourage learning and development in the workplace.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We are looking for a high-potential candidate, who could have the ability to become a Lead Hand or Field Supervisor in 2-3 years. We offer on-the-job training as well as opportunities to possibly enroll in formal education and training (Viticulture program, Tractor, Computer, Pesticide Applicators license (pesticide applications at the winery are very minimal and only applied if deemed essential), and Forklift License). Some orchard, viticulture, horticulture experience is necessary, but not an asset. Our priority is finding the right person to join our team and help us grow premium grapes in the Lillooet region.

JOB TASKS

In conjunction with the Vineyard Manager, the Tractor/Machine Operator will assist in All vineyard activities.

  • The Tractor/Machine Operator will be responsible for all Tractor related duties.
  • Participates in all vineyard operations.
    • Canopy Management: Spring Pruning, tying, shoot thinning, tucking, shoot positioning, leaf removal, leaf thinning
    • Fruit Management; lateral removal, fruit dropping
    • Harvest; Harvest of grapes including manual labour and tractor
    • Pruning
    • Trellis Maintenance; repairs, wires, posts, of vineyard trellis system
  • Execute all equipment operations included but not limited to mulching, mowing, spraying, etc.
  • Safe and effective operation of vineyard equipment, implements and vehicles
  • Understand operation of and preventative maintenance of all vineyard equipment
  • Keep all vineyard spray records accurate and up to date
  • Light duty maintenance and cleaning of equipment (trucks, tractors, sprayers, ATVs)

JOB DETAILS

Hours per week: The Tractor/Machine Operator must be willing to work non-standard hours (minimum 40hrs/week), with possible evenings and weekends, as needed.

Wage: Starting wage is $20/hour

TO APPLY

Please provide a resume and cover letter chris@fortberens.ca

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2021

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Fort Berens Estate Winery

Website: https://www.fortberens.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FortBerens
Instagram: @FortBerens

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