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Vineyard Machinery Operator

Payment: Paid Position ($50-60K)
Location: Waiheke Island
Region: Auckland
Experience: Experience Necessary
Listing Added: 04/05/2022

Man O’ War Vineyards is a unique premium producer with vineyards on both Waiheke Island and Ponui Island located in the stunning Hauraki Gulf a short trip away from downtown Auckland city. The 2,000 hectare station has 60 hectares of vineyards across 76 separate vineyard sites. The station also runs sheep and cattle as well as producing olive oil and honey along with various Hospitality and Tourism activities. Our vineyard sites are planted in Cabernet franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc. Our vineyard work is performed to the highest level of detail and that flows into individual hand crafted batch fermentation in our winery.

We are currently looking for Vineyard Machinery Operators to join our small, quality-focused team on a full-time basis. The landscape and variety of vineyards is very diverse as is the role of Machine Operator. You will be operating a variety of vineyard machinery and equipment, a lot of which is specialist for our unique range of vineyards. Our team environment is very collaborative, and we work together to keep all the vineyards on track but also there are plenty of times you will work on your own.

We work in an environment where we strive for quality, we recognise and reward energy and enthusiasm and we have an ongoing commitment to building skills, knowledge and experience across our entire vineyard team.

Key elements of the role are

  • Tractor and machinery operations
  • Spray applications
  • Hands-on vineyard work
  • Harvest operations
  • Safe and efficient operation of all machinery and implements.
  • Daily maintenance of all machinery and implements.

You’ll ideally have:

  • Experience in operating machinery and equipment
  • A strong work ethic, be a team player and have a positive, can-do attitude.
  • A commitment to health and safety in the workplace.
  • A good level of physical fitness, health and excellent vision, with the ability to operate a tractor for a full 8-hour day.
  • Driver’s licence
  • Flexibility to work additional or irregular hours

Candidates must be eligible to work full-time in New Zealand please submit your application including a CV and Cover Letter and please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship to [email protected], HR Coordinator


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