AgTech Operator

May 10, 2024
$24 - $26 / hour
Urgent
Application ends: June 30, 2024
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Job Description

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s leading wine companies. We know that it’s the thinkers, makers, and doers who have the most impact as we continue to strive towards being recognized as the world’s most admired premium wine company. We are proud of our portfolio of brands that have tremendous heritage, rich quality, and a reputation for excellence across the globe. From the iconic luxury of Penfolds, Stags’ Leap, Beaulieu Vineyards, and Beringer, to the broad appeal of Sterling Vineyards and newer brands like 19 Crimes, we are committed to creating memorable wine experiences for our consumers.

About the Role

An AgTech Operator is passionate about farming and interested in making a ground level difference by bringing innovation and technology to the next generation of farming. An operator at heart who is action and solution-oriented; adept enough to manage real-time trouble-shooting and thoughtful enough to ask the questions/get the feedback needed. Able to understand how farming and technology interact and support field trials defining, refining future farming practices and responsible for the safe and efficient operation of advanced equipment associated implements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Solid understanding of vineyard operations and associated agricultural equipment and practices
* Participation in the integration of viticulture best practice and new technology (e.g., alternative fuels, remote operated, semi-autonomous, new software, etc) to advance current farming practices.
* Participation in the development and implementation site work program with a focus on ensuring operational quality, employee safety and ensuring key HSE objectives are attained
* Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of tractors, RTVs and associated implements in the performance of tasks set out for them by Managers and Foremen of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).
* Performs daily pre-start inspections and routine maintenance, including, but not limited to: fuel, fluids levels, lubrication, tire pressure, lug nuts, safety guards, seat belts, three point linkage, draw bar, lights and gauges.
* Maintain documentation of work performed (work orders) in a complete and timely manner on a daily/job basis
* Identifies and provide clear communication on machine statuses when there may be mechanical problems associated with equipment or environment, communicating problems to Managers, Foremen and Mechanics.
* Operates tractors properly with attached or towed equipment, safely and accurately in open fields and confined vineyards with varied terrain, avoiding damage to equip, property, fellow workers and public.
* Responsible for complete and accurate record keeping of all service and maintenance performed.
* Handles agricultural materials, such as pesticides and other agricultural chemicals, using tractor equipment in a safe manner.
* Performs end of day clean up and maintenance
* Provides timely and comprehensive feedback to team and manager to better enhance performance and efficiency of critical path equipment.
* Familiarizes themselves with the safety standards and requirements applicable to their role.
* Participates in plant maintenance and safety procedures: Change Management, SOP’s, Risk Assessments and Training.
* Properly uses all of the required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for specific tasks (i.e. hard hats, gloves, reflective vests, safety boots, chemical aprons, safety glasses, etc.)
* Pesticide mixing, loading and application with completed training.
* Fertilizer mixing, loading and application with completed training.
* Fork-lift operation with completed training.
* Available for flexible and seasonal work hours determined to be necessary by Managers; Seasonal variations may include overtime and rotating shift work, including weekends and nights.
* Demonstrates a positive attitude and thoughtful execution of assigned tasks.

About You

* You have a valid CA Driver Licence
* You understand and ability to use, smartphones, computers, and other technology
* You have written and verbal communication skills
* You have knowledge of vineyard equipment
* Your personal attributes: attention to detail, efficiency, problem solving, planning and organization and team player
* You are self-motivated and ability to monitor time effectively.
* You can work independently and make sound decisions.
* You can work variable seasonal shifts and overtime as required.
* You can travel occasionally to regional locations; clear driving record/license.

What’s in it for you

* The opportunity to be bold and make an impact in the world of wine
* Access to the world’s most celebrated wines through our employee product allowance
* True flexibility in determining how, when, and where you work to achieve your potential
* Global opportunities across the US, Australia & New Zealand, Asia, UK/Europe
* Opportunity to build a career across multiple functions (we’re really good at doing this!)
* Structured development programs to support your health, wellbeing, and career
* “TWEforME Day” -an additional day of leave each year, for you to do you!
* Competitive benefits package including: Medical, Dental, and Vision, Paid Time Off (vacation, sick time, and holidays), 401K with company match, and much more!

Culture

We bring our whole selves, we’re courageous and we deliver together -that’s our DNA. We’re a passionate bunch who enjoy working together, like to have fun, and keep things down-to-earth. We’re brave enough and care enough to have the right conversations to get the best outcome and are famous for our can-do attitude. We’re definitely “glass half full” people and see challenges as opportunities and move with pace to achieve our goals.

If you’re ready to help us be the world’s most admired premium wine company, please apply now!

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