Assistant Vineyard Manager

About us:

A pioneer of the region, Tyrrell’s is the oldest continuously family owned and operated winery in the Hunter Valley. Established by Edward Tyrrell in 1858, Tyrrell’s home to some of Australia’s most awarded and iconic wines. Having lived and breathed wine growing and winemaking in the Hunter Valley for more than 160 years, Tyrrell’s have amassed an unrivalled knowledge of what makes the Hunter one of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, greatest winegrowing regions.

About the role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to fill a full time role within our Vineyard team in Pokolbin. Tyrrell’s are the custodians of some of the rarest and oldest vine material in the world. This is a hand’s on role that will require an understanding of a variety of vineyard activities, in accordance with seasonal requirements in order to assist in the development and maintenance of the vineyard. This role will include overseeing of staff in day-to-day activities.

This role reports directly to the Vineyard Manager.

Duties Include:

  • Assisting Vineyard Manager on day to day operations
  • Keeps records of daily activities, employees and operations
  • Supervision of Vineyard Employees
  • Vineyard Machinery Operations – tractor and implements
  • General in season vine maintenance
  • Pruning
  • Hand picking
  • Irrigation Repairs/Operations
  • Harvesting Operations
  • Soil Management Operations
  • Herbicide & Fungicide Spraying
  • Pest and disease monitoring

Skills & Experience:

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Farm / Viticulture or Horticultural Experience
  • Certificate or Diploma in Viticulture
  • Previous Mechanical Harvester operating is an advantage
  • Tractor operations
  • Drivers Licence
  • Truck Licence desirable
  • Chemical Users Certificate

An excellent remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, based on knowledge and past experience. There is also the possibility of shared accommodation on site.

Ordinary hours of work are Monday to Friday but the position requires the candidate to have a level of flexibility, which requires working after hours and weekends during peak periods.

Please note, as a pre-requisite for employment, prospective candidates will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical.

To apply in complete confidence, please email our Human Resources Officer with your covering letter and current CV to [email protected]. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and applications close Friday 29th April 2022.

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