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Vineyard Manager

Napa, CA

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
As a key member of management, you will report directly to the Owner. The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant field and experience in vineyards. The position requires the ability to manage multiple, complex tasks simultaneously, the ability to approach work with an analytical, curious, and open-mind, and the ability to maintain confidentiality in client communications. Candidate must be willing to travel to various vineyard locations within Napa and Sonoma counties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Vineyard Development
•  Work with contractors and developers for new vineyard plans, including irrigation and erosion control
•  Permitting and county compliance
•  Implement Erosion Control Plans (ECPs)

Irrigation Management
•  Monitor vineyards to determine irrigation needs
•  Schedule weekly irrigations
•  Manage irrigation team and irrigation records
•  Assist with irrigation installation and improvements for irrigation efficiency

Vineyard Management
•  Oversee frost management team
•  Manage wind machine maintenance and operations
•  Oversee weed management team
•  Order and disperse erosion control materials
•  Assist with any needed harvest rentals and haul fruit, as needed

Administrative Management
•  Enter data into AgCode
•  Assist with regulatory compliance (Fed, State, Local)

QUALIFICATIONS
•  Must be 21 years or older at time of hire
•  Proficient in Spanish
•  Degree in Viticulture, Agribusiness, Engineering, AND/OR equivalent experience required
•  5+ years of relevant vineyard operations and prior experience managing personnel preferred
•  Operations experience including budgeting, contract management, etc.
•  Vineyard development
•  Class A license, and/or ability to get Class A license and maintain a clean DMV record
•  Computer skills in Microsoft Office; strong functional ability with MS Excel
•  Analytical and inquisitive mindset
•  Computer skills in AgCode; strong functional ability
•  Good written and verbal communication skills
•  Support and model all company procedures and policies; must embrace, demonstrate and keep them in mind when making all decisions

Physical Demands
Position requires significant travel between office, shop and vineyards
•  Primary work activities are in the environmental elements
Employee is exposed to wet or humid conditions
Exposed to inclement seasonal weather, summer heat, cold weather, rain
•  Must be able to move/lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs.
•  Must be able to sit, walk, stand and stoop for prolonged periods
•  May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, farming chemicals, and fertilizers

Employer is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, February 22nd
Type of Work:
Full Time
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