Equipment Supervisor - Sunnyside, WA

Employer: Ste Michelle Wine Estates

Job Description:
Description
Are you in the business of growing great grapes? Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is in the business of making great wine because we value our vineyards and the art of winemaking.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world. As a result, our wines are a force for gatherings and conversations to serve the well-being of our consumers, our communities and our land. This approach has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers outstanding and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

We are currently seeking candidates for an Equipment Supervisor to join our team in Cold Creek Vineyard in Sunnyside, WA.

What you will do:

Direct, train and supervise equipment operators.
Coordinate and schedule all equipment operations assuring proper set-up, operation and maintenance.
Coordinate and schedule all equipment repair and maintenance; purchase parts; perform minor repairs and maintain the vineyard roadways.
Oversee the application of agricultural chemicals, assuring that pesticides are applied in a safe manner at the recommended rates.
Log and maintain payroll and pesticide application records, documentation, and operational information to electronic data bases.
Ensure understanding and compliance with all federal, state and company policies regarding safe work practices and utilization of equipment, ensuring the understanding and proper use of all personal protective equipment.
Personally handle various equipment operations as needed.
Assist in the preparation of budgets and monitoring costs related to equipment.
Take on managerial responsibilities in the absence of the Vineyard Manager.
What you will bring:

HS Diploma, technical coursework/degree preferred.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English; bilingual capabilities (English/Spanish) preferred.
Previous experience working with a wide variety of tractors and implements.
Proven ability to supervise, motivate employees and provide direction.
Computer literacy encompassing Word, Excel and Lotus Notes.
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Possession of a valid pesticide applicator’s license.
Able to walk through vineyards over uneven terrain.
Able to lift up to 50 pounds, stoop and bend occasionally
Who you are:

You are curious and continuously learn and grow your capabilities.
You respect and value the power of conversation to bring people together, learn and solve problems.
You value inclusion and work to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and every voice is heard.
You are innovative and have the courage to pursue new ideas.
You make an impact by being bold and taking action.
We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing opportunities for training, development and advancement.

In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health insurance, participation in our 401k programs, and incentive compensation programs and relocation assistance packages for select roles.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's "Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law" poster.


Contact Person: Monique Macias
Phone:
Email: monique.macias@smwe.com
Location: Sunnyside, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $50,000 to $64,000/year

Posted on July 19, 2022

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