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Vineyard Manager

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Location: 
Monterey

TITLE: Vineyard Manager,

REPORTS TO: Vineyard Director

LOCATION: Soledad, Monterey County

 

General Description of Duties:

Under the direction of the Vineyard Director, supervises and coordinates all of the various farming activities for vineyards currently managed by JFW in Monterey County.  Assignments involve the execution of general vineyard management work requiring broad skills and knowledge in the areas of pruning, irrigation management, weed control, chemical applications, disease and pest control, cultivation and canopy management and harvest.  Assists in all vineyard development activities including land preparation, reservoir, trellis and irrigation system installation, planting and grafting, equipment selection, etc.  Directs work assignments, delegating work to field personnel in an effective manner.  Trains personnel in the areas of scheduling, procedures, safety and regulations related to vineyard functions.  Maintains close supervision of field crews, assuring proper procedures and quality of work.

 

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for the cost-effective management of labor and materials for Vineyards of Monterey Farming Operations in Soledad and remote local operations throughout Monterey County.
  • Helps direct and ensure proper and efficient utilization of internal Regular Full-Time workforce consisting of labor supervisors, equipment operators, mechanics, irrigators, etc. as well as some contractors.
  • Coordinates activities of vineyard supervisors, foremen and other related personnel.
  • Monitors crops for insect & disease pressure; plans and implements fungicide, pesticide and irrigation programs; keeps accurate records of pesticide & chemical usage and inventories.
  • Maintains accurate records of daily events and work schedules.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual capital expenditure and operating expense budgets and monthly reviews.
  • Assists in requisitioning, operating and maintaining all tools, equipment and vehicles.  Reviews all expenditures to insure that all operations are within budgetary parameters.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.  Assists in the implementation of employee safety training programs.
  • Special projects as assigned by the Vineyard Director.

 

Employment Status:

Regular full-time salaried position with full benefits.

 

Immediate Staff:

Various Vineyard Supervisors.

 

Background and Experience:

Degree in Viticulture or related field is required.  A minimum of 5 years of direct experience in vineyard management development is required.  Strong communication, budgeting and computer skills are essential, and a PCA license and proficiency in Spanish are highly desirable.  This position requires excellent planning and organizational skills as well as the ability to work as a team player.

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