• Viticulture Operations Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Yountville
    Job ID
    2019-1144
    Category
    Winegrowing
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    IN THE NEWS-07

    Domaine Chandon, founded in 1973, was the first American sparkling winery established by a French Champagne house. Chandon is also part of the Wine & Spirits Division of LVMH - Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton. A leading sparkling wine producer in the Napa Valley. 

    Find, with us, a fantastic opportunity to take a leading role in the business and work hands on with our Winegrowing team.

     

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    Responsibilities

    •  Work in conjunction with Vineyard Management Companies to plan for resources and day-to-day responsibilities for ranch activities.
    •  Operate machinery involved with vineyard operations.
    •  Perform skilled level tractor tasks such as chopping & mowing, disking, light duty spader/cultivation, spraying/dusting, hedging, harvesting, leaf removal, under vine cultivation, coupling & uncoupling of tractor & equipment
    •  Operate Irrigation and Fertigation equipment according to a weekly schedule.
    •  Participate in required trainings, team building activities, and other trainings as required.
    •  Monitor and undertake grapes sampling in designated areas of the vineyards. Monitor harvest activities on ranch.
    •  Leads by example in safety, enforces safety and P Maintain accurate records of irrigation schedule.
    •  Check daily maintenance records for tractors and ATVs. Report any concerns for repair.PE requirements and standards

    Qualifications

    •  Minimum 3 years of experience in viticulture field activities.
    •  Thorough understanding of vineyard farming practices and growing cycles, harvest and irrigation processes and related equipment operation
    •  Knowledge of viticulture activities such as but not limited to pruning, suckering, cluster thinning, hedging and harvesting.
    •  Skill to drive and instruct others in how to execute vineyard operations
    •  Knowledge of principles and methods of irrigation systems, maintenance and repair.
    •  Skill to identify and solve problems independently
    •  Experience on Safety Compliance and Regulations.
    •  Valid CA driver’s license with a clean record necessary.

     

    Skills:
    •  Ability to prioritize tasks, assign work in a logical manner to meet productivity and time requirements, ability to make sound decisions and enforce company rules, policies and safety practices.
    •  Ability to work as a team player. Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with all levels of employees, company representatives and vendors/contractors.
    •  Must be able to communicate directions and ideas in a clear, concise and respectful manner.
    •  Ability to work on a flexible schedule. May require night shift work during various seasons. Requires on-call status for emergency responding.
    •  Ability to speak clearly so other can understand.
    •  Ability to communicate to Manager clearly and in a timely manner all concerns regarding work progress, work quality, order of tasks, and employee safety.
    •  Requires basic reading and writing in English and Spanish, as well as basic math abilities.
    •  Basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and Email preferred.
    •  Must be able to work safely around equipment, trucks, work crews and natural landscape such as creeks, rivers, trees, ditches, etc.

     

    Education:
    •  BA/BS preferred

    Languages:
    •  English
    •  Spanish

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