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Vineyard Supervisor
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Other
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: May 17, 2023
Job Location:

Oliver, BC
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Job Description

Arterra Wines Canada Western Viticulture Department is a multi-farm operation with world class properties spanning across the South Okanagan from Osoyoos to Summerland. We have premium vineyards containing a wide range of grape varieties, soil types and growing conditions.

We are currently recruiting for a detail orientated, organized individual who is self-motivated and goal oriented to fill the position of Vineyard Supervisor based out of our Viticulture Office located in Oliver, BC. Our organization has an industry leading leadership team; a collaborative working environment full of determination and success; and a structure which offers best in class training and development to our team members.

The Role:

The primary responsibilities of a Vineyard Supervisor are assisting in day to day management of vineyard operations to ensure production of the highest quality fruit in the most economic fashion. You will supervisor a team of viticulture professionals and operate a range of vineyard equipment including tractors, mowers, hedgers, fungicide/herbicide sprayers, leaf removers and mechanical harvesters.

What you will be doing:

  • Supervise and ensure all vineyard duties are completed in a timely and optimal manner as directed
  • Work closely with other Vineyard Managers and Viticulture Technical team on Vineyard Plans
  • Maintain competence in key vineyard operations/management functions
  • Competency training and development of all Vineyard staff
  • Ensure Safe and effective operation of vineyard equipment, implements and vehicles
  • Promote and ensure compliance with HR Policies & Procedures and OH&S guidelines
  • Ensure all goals are achieved within required budget levels

What you bring:

  • 3-5 Years of Hands-on Vineyard Experience
  • Post-Secondary Education in Viticulture or Horticulture an asset
  • Valid Pesticide Applicators Certificate an Asset
  • Prior experience in a supervisory or crew leadership role
  • Competency and understand of safe operation of vineyard equipment, pruning, canopy management, disease/pest control, harvesting and irrigation management.
  • Familiarity working in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish an asset
  • Successful experience in delivery of hands-on training for workers
  • Demonstrated successful problem-solving abilities –people and technical
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills –verbal and written
  • Working knowledge of Word/Excel
  • Physically fit and able
  • Ability to work the seasonal demands of the vineyard including evenings and weekends

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Benefits and Pension Plan
  • Product Allowances & Safe Ride Home Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of wine

We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.

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