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Vineyard Laborer - Seasonal

Details:

Staunton , VA 24401

$12 per hour

2018-04-24

part-time

Entry Level

High School or GED

No

Description:

Little North Mountain Vineyard in Swoope, Virginia is hiring summer seasonal help for the 2018 growing season.  This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience growing wine grapes in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  The vineyard is 50 acres in size and the vines are in their 1st-3rd years.

Why work for us? We can offer an exciting position for the right candidates to gain hands-on knowledge in viticulture! Because this is a young vineyard, you will have the opportunity to work on and establish young vines from the ground up.

About the Position:

  • Weekly pay
  • Hands-on training
  • Summer seasonal – Position is available May-August
  • Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days

Key Duties:

  • Specialized vineyard tasks to include: pruning, tying, suckering/shoot thinning, weeding, trellis maintenance, leaf & fruit thinning, and vineyard layout
  • The operation of tractors and tractor implements in order to accomplish various vineyard practices such as mowing, spraying, trimming, etc.
  • Operate light equipment such as weed eaters and backpack sprayers when necessary.
  • Inspect tractor and/or other equipment before operation and be responsible for notifying supervisor when in need of service or repair.
  • Calibrate and use agricultural spray equipment and perform necessary adjustments.
  • Perform light equipment maintenance as directed.
  • Apply canopy and herbicide sprays following established safety procedures and instruction.
  • Perform various routine maintenance tasks such as trellis repair, hoeing, drainage repair, erosion control, site-preparation, etc.
  • Follow safe operating procedures, maintain safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member's safety.
  • Operate ATV for transportation and scouting work.

Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate or have GED.
  • Previous experience in farm, vineyard or orchard work is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Disciplined work ethic, accountability, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work alone without constant supervision.
  • Working conditions in certain areas of the vineyard are cold, hot, wet, windy, slippery. Must be comfortable in inclement weather 
  • Some vineyard work involves exposure to hazardous conditions. 
  • Frequently required to sit and drive for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to stand, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • Frequent walking and bending is required. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Benefits:

*This position is not eligible for benefits​




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