Brown-Forman Tractor Driver Technician in Windsor, California
Performs general-level operation of tractor driving under supervision. When not operating tractor performs skilled Vineyard Technician. Involved in the planting and maintenance of vineyards, which involves preparing the soil, erecting trellis and irrigation equipment, and planting. Performs routine tasks on a vineyard such as cultivating and fertilizing the soil, planting, training, pruning vines, and picking grapes.
General Description and Duties:
Basic level tractor driver position. Under close supervision, performs basic level tractoring tasks such as:
Operating wheeled tractors to perform tasks such as chopping & mowing, standard cultivation, spraying/dusting, harvesting, leaf removal, under vine cultivation, placing implements on tractor & equipment.
Able to operate irrigation pumps
Support frost control
Safe operation of forklift
Calibrating of cultivation equipment in the field in conjunction with Vineyard Manager, and spraying and dusting for application of various chemicals which includes all aspects of the task; mixing load, filling sprayer/duster, being safety conscious of drift during application, and cleaning of sprayer/duster.
Performing daily equipment checks and some light mechanic skills are required.
During winter months, the driver may be required to assist in the maintenance and/or work with the hand crew.
Schedule varies, up to 6-days per week/10 hours a day & extended hours during harvest.
May be required to work at night during the harvest period
Demonstrated ability to follow directions as given by supervisor and work under supervision.
Proactive communication with supervisor, mechanics, and vineyard technicians
Basic knowledge of vineyard maintenance cycle such as pruning, harvesting, planting, leafing, tying, thinning, trellis repair, etc.
Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in a team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations, quality, and operating procedures.
Must be able to work late night & early morning shifts to accommodate the application of materials to plants.
Ability to work in all outside weather temperatures and conditions; required to climb on/off equipment frequently; bending, lifting, pulling & pushing up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis for various tasks.
Forklift certification required
Physical Requirements :
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. as needed; ability to drive tractors/ ATVs to assigned vineyards and work locations; ability to work in all weather conditions including but not limited to heat, cold, wet, and windy. Ability to walk and perform physical work in vineyards with steep and/or uneven terrain, mud, dust, and soil. Ability to climb, crawl, squat, kneel, and bend. Ability to sit in a tractor for extended periods of time. Respirator clearance is required. Safety toe footwear is required.
Basic writing and reading
Ability to safely understand safety signs and other regulatory and internal forms
May require seasonal night work & extended hours during harvest.
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
Business Area: Global Supply Chain
Req ID: JR-00005859