Vineyard Operator (Two Positions Required) - Ferngrove Wines

Ferngrove Vineyards
276 Ferngrove Road
Frankland River, WA 6396
Australia
08 98552378 (Main Phone)
Application Closing Date
20/05/2024
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Preferred
Qualifications Required
No
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full Time - Permanent
Travel
No Travel
Job Description

Ferngrove Wines is seeking two suitably experienced and energetic Vineyard Operators for its extensive vineyards in Western Australia’s Frankland River.

Founded in 1998, Ferngrove Wines chose Frankland River for its favourable viticultural location 90 kilometres from the coast. The Ferngrove valleys and slopes have the rare combination of rugged, classically West Australian ancient soils and the cooling influence of the converging Southern and Indian Oceans. Vindication of the site is evidenced by over 700 medals in the most respected Australian and International wine shows over that period. Situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, the dependable cool climate, gravelly soils, and pioneering spirit creates a remarkable site to make great wine.

About the role:

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for two experienced Vineyard Operators to join our team. Reporting to the Vineyard Supervisor, these roles are responsible for carrying out a broad range of day-to-day viticultural requirements including-

• Viticultural machinery operations (e.g., tractor operation, fungicide quantum mister and FMR sprayers, slashers,
vine trimmers, cultivation equipment, herbicide carts) including general maintenance of operating systems.
• Vine and harvest operations (pruning, shoot and fruit thinning, vine training, mechanical harvesting and support
activities, hand picking, post vintage clean-up operations.
• Chemical handling and record keeping (storage and handling, PPE management, chemical record keeping).
• Record keeping and following standard operating procedures.
• Irrigation and trellis management.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience and further develop their career working as part of a dynamic team.

Job Requirements

About You:

The ideal candidates will have viticultural experience both in the field and with machinery operations. We are seeking self-motivated, team orientated people who are reliable and have a passion for the wine industry.

Key role requirements are:

• Current Drivers Licence
• Forklift Licence (preferred)
• Chem-cert (preferred)
• WH&S understanding
• Flexibility during vintage (night shift and weekend work is required)
• Ability to perform manual handling tasks
• Willingness to perform work outside, in seasonal weather conditions
• Aptitude and willingness to work in a team environment, a “can do” attitude towards work, have sound
communication capabilities and show initiative towards practical problem solving.

For the right candidate, we will negotiate an attractive above-award remuneration package.
If you have less than the required experience and have a great attitude, we will consider traineeships and encourage you to apply.

For the right candidate, we will negotiate an attractive above-award remuneration package.
If you have less than the required experience and have a great attitude, we will consider traineeships and encourage you to apply.

Applicants must have Australian citizenship/residency or a valid existing Australian work visa.

Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter via email using the 'APPLY FOR JOB' link above.

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Ferngrove Vineyards
60 Boulder Road
Malaga WA 6090
Australia
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Ferngrove is an award-winning winery in the pristine Frankland River region of Western Australia.

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