Quails’ Gate Winery is nestled in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia. Our 125+ acre estate winery, located on the shores of Lake Okanagan, is owned and operated by the Stewart Family, pioneering horticulturists since the turn of the 20th century.
We are seeking an experienced individual to join the team in the role of Equipment Operator. This position will involve spraying, mowing and associated vineyard duties such as pruning, tying, shoot positioning, canopy maintenance, fruit thinning, picking and planting or other duties as requested by, or in conjunction, with, the Vineyard Operations Team.
Applicants must be willing to commit to:
• Up to 60+ hours/wk, Mon.-Sat. with occasional Sunday work
• Available all weekends during the stated time period
• Available to travel to vineyard sites in West and East Kelowna as well as Osoyoos and any other vineyards where we harvest grapes
Rate of pay will be commensurate with experience / qualifications between $16.00– $18.00. Please note that these positions are defined as Farm Workers under the Employment Standards Regulations for BC and will be paid as per the details in the Employment Standards Act.
The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of the vineyard, mechanical aptitude, show initiative, have an excellent work ethic and hold a clean driving record. Pesticide applicator certificate and Truck & Trailer Operation (Restriction 20) would be an asset. Opportunities for further training and advancement will be available.
Please note: only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews