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Mechanical Grape Harvester Operators

Vineyard Ops, Inc.

Cloverdale, CA

$19.75 per hour


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Job Description

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Mechanical Grape Harvester Operators and Over-the-Row Sprayer to perform the following duties: Operators must safely operate New Holland Braud Over-the-Row Tractor in wine grape vineyards, typically at night and on terrain with up to a 25% slope. This work includes pre shift maintenance and post shift cleaning and repairs. Sprayer operators will be required to mix and load the sprayer and will be required to safely work around hazardous materials. Training will be provided in the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Operators are required to perform pre-shift inspections and necessary maintenance including greasing components and repairing worn items. Seating is at an elevated position approximately 8 ft above ground. Must be comfortable climbing ladders and working at elevated height for long hours. Once the required number of loads are harvested, operators must wash the machines using a pressurized 1.5" water hose to decontaminate the machine. Mechanical skills are required. Must be comfortable working at night, working in wet environment, and working with heavy equipment. Workers will be responsible for some of the basic repair and maintenance of the Braud machine. Before and after shift duties are compensated. Spraying operations will run from April until August with Harvest going from August until December 15th.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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Workers must have at least 3 months or one (1) complete harvest season experience operating New Holland Braud mechanical grape harvester including operation on hilly terrain. Workers must be able to lift 50 lbs frequently, climb a ladder, and safely operate the Braud Harvester in a variety of terrain including hills up to 25% slope. Must be familiar with basic maintenance of the machine including cleaning and greasing procedures, appropriate adjustments for different varieties, replacement of worn items including belts and rods. See Addendum C.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 P.M. - 2:30 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Vineyard Ops, Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Barrelli Creek Ranch- 26400 Dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale, CA 95425

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