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Agriculture General Field Operator - Paterson WA

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Paterson, WA

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Job Description:

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world. As a result, our wines are a force for gatherings and conversations to serve the well-being of our consumers, our communities and our land. This approach has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers outstanding and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates for a General Field Operator to join our team in Columbia Vineyard in Paterson, Washington. This position has membership with the United Farm Workers.

What you will do:

Performs a variety of vineyard tasks such as:

•  Hand and pneumatic pruning.
•  Tying, training, and suckering of grapevines.
•  Thinning of plants.
•  Utilizing hand and/or pneumatic shears.
•  Hand picking of grapes into buckets or lugs.
•  Leaf removal, weeding, harvest machine rider, planting, replanting, stake pounding, clipping wire.
•  Occasional use of trellis tools.
•  Monitor performance of equipment, and reporting it to supervisory staff should repair be needed.
•  Remain alert at all times to any environmental conditions.
•  Report any damage to vines, trellis, etc., incurred while operating equipment.
•  Understanding and proper use of all personal protective equipment. Maintain PPE in good repair at all times and report any safety concerns.
•  Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

•  Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
•  Uneven vineyard terrain.

Physical Requirements:

•  Bending, kneeling and twisting repetitively throughout work shift.
•  Occasional lifting up to 40 pounds required.
•  Occasional long term standing or walking on uneven ground during work shift.
•  Repetitive wrist movement that encompasses squeezing, rotating and bending.
•  Arm movement encompasses extension, raising and bending.

Qualifications:

•  Must possess the skills to perform field tasks such as tying & training of vines, pruning, harvest operations, suckering, trellis repair, etc.
•  Able to work weekends or nights.
•  Must be able to understand and follow verbal instructions.
•  Must be able to understand and follow all safety procedures.
•  Previous experience in AG related work, preferably vineyard operation

Who you are:

•  You are curious and continuously learn and grow your capabilities.
•  You respect and value the power of conversation to bring people together, learn and solve problems.
•  You value inclusion and work to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and every voice is heard.
•  You are innovative and have the courage to pursue new ideas.
•  You make an impact by being bold and taking action.

We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing opportunities for training, development and advancement.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's "Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law" poster.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Saturday, November 5th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Associate
Reference No:
GENER002402