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Brown-Forman Tractor Driver Technician in Windsor, California

Performs intermediate-level operation of tractor driving under limited 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 soil, planting, training, and pruning vines, and picking grapes.

General Description and Duties:

Under limited supervision, performs intermediate-level tractoring tasks such as:

Operating wheeled tractors to perform tasks such as chopping & mowing, hedging, pre-pruning, disking, 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 the application, and cleaning of sprayer/duster.

Performing daily equipment checks and some light mechanic skills are required.

During the 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 & may require seasonal night work & extended hours during harvest.

Mentor less experienced Tractor Drivers

Position Requirements:

Demonstrated ability to follow directions as given by supervisor and work under limited supervision.

Proactive communication with supervisor, mechanic, 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 vineyard and work locations; able 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 the tractor for extended periods of time. Respirator clearance is required. Safety toe footwear required.

Education:

Basic writing and reading.

Ability to understand safety signs and other regulatory and internal notices and forms

Schedule:

Schedule varies, up to 6-days per week/10 hours a day & may require seasonal night work & extended hours during harvest.

Must have at least three years of experience performing Tractor Driving tasks

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 Production

City: Windsor

State: California

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00004062

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