Seeking a hands-on Vineyard Specialist to manage all aspects of 40-acre vineyard operations at a beautiful, family friendly multi-use farm in the coastal mountains of west Paso Robles.
-Maintain and implement vineyard plan/work schedules through coordination with other members of management.
-Maintain and implement pest control, irrigation, and fertilizer schedules.
-Manage, maintain, and operate vineyard irrigation system.
-Provide accurate and timely data collection including vine counts, crop estimates, and other pertinent information to the winemaker and ranch manager.
- Supervise seasonal staff and contract crews by assigning tasks and monitoring progress as required.
-Keeps other members of the team informed of relevant information regarding the vineyard.
-Implement the company’s policies, safety requirements established by law and the company, and enforce safety work rules at all times.
-Assist Ranch Manager with tasks related to livestock production when necessary.
-Other tasks as needed.
-High School diploma or equivalent.
-Previous vineyard experience.
-Proven ability to manage employees, maintain consistent production and follow all safety standards.
-Hold a valid drivers license, clean driving record and be able to operate motor vehicles safely.
-Be able to work in all weather conditions year-round, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and work flexible schedules (including early daytime, evenings, and weekends).
-Basic data-driven technical communications skills. (smart phone, iPad, ect.)
-Experience in operation of vineyard equipment, tractors, tillage implements, sprayer calibration, irrigation pumps and systems.
-Basic computer skills, be able to use Word and Excel.
-Bilingual in English and Spanish.
-Depends on qualifications.
-Below market housing. (2 br on ranch)
-Possible promotion to “Vineyard Manager” after proven competence.