Vineyard Worker - Level (2)
Permanent (Full time)
Essential Functions: * Operates mechanical equipment including tractors/crawlers, ATV's, forklifts, front-ed loaders and various pieces of harvesting equipment. Operations are conducted on all types of terrain including hillsides thus requiring great skill and concentration of the operator. * Connects and disconnects power take-offs and various pieces of agricultural equipment. * Performs daily equipment checks for proper lubrication and safe operation. * Cleans equipment of mud, debris and other foreign items. * Performs "field maintenance" including fixing spray nozzles, unclogging filters and performing similar functions. Makes adjustments to equipment using wrenches, screwdrivers and other hand tools. * Mixes and weighs fertilizers and pesticides. Applies these chemicals using automated equipment. * Lays out new vineyards, fixes trellis systems, and trains new vines. * Your consistent demonstration of our WFE RISE Values (Respect, Integrity, Sustainability & Excellence) are an expectation of all members of our team. The winegrowing operation is also driving a quality renaissance through our focus on key priorities, measuring what matters, and the integration of Lean/Shingo principles. As a member of our team, it is an expectation that you will improve the work, which supports the innovation and development of the whole. Physical Demands/Qualifications: * Requires the ability to sit bend, stoop, twist and walk over uneven surfaces for prolonged periods of time. * Manual dexterity sufficient to use knives and a variety of hand tools without experiencing abnormal hand or wrist strain. * Ability to frequently lift up to 60 pounds. * Vision sufficient to layout straight lines in the vineyard and read labels on pesticides and other materials. * Ability to work out-of-doors in all types of weather conditions. * Eye-hand coordination sufficient to perform pruning and other precise functions on living vines. * Must be able to wear respirator. Non-Physical Demands/Qualifications: Must be able to: * Follow instructions, learn and follow safety instructions both verbal and written. * Fill out timesheets. * Use good judgment in operating potentially dangerous equipment. * Understand, read and write English. * Obtain an appropriate driver's license. Sustainability Values Statement: Supports environmental sustainability by conserving water by making use of ground moisture and avoiding overwatering the reserve blocks in order to conserve water usage. Supports economical sustainability by doing what it takes to be more time efficient. We do this by scheduling when to use our equipment and for how long in order to save diesel fuel and to avoid repetitive usage. This will help the company to be more cost-efficient.