Tractor Driver II-S

Vineyards Sonoma, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines




TITLE:Tractor Driver


REPORTS TO:Vineyard Supervisor


LOCATION:North Coast Vineyard Operations


General Description of Duties:

A Tractor Driver must be able to operate any Tractor and/or ATV safely and properly.  A tractor driver must maintain all of his equipment and/or implements in a clean and operational manner.  He must also take excellent care of all vineyard property and maintaining a safe and quality based approach while working around all personnel.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Beginning:                                                                                                                                           Mowing                                                                                                                                                                                            Laying Out all types of Trellis Materials with Trailer


Tractor Driver:      Discing   Dusting

                                 Harvest (Hauling Gondolas)    Vineyard Maintenance

    ATV Operation                   (e.g. Repairing Erosion Control Damage)

   (1) Spreading Wire                                                         

                                 (2) Spreading Hose                                                        


Intermediate: (Same as beginning)

Tractor Driver     Hedging                   Forklift Operator

    Preprunner    Spraying Vines

    Weed Spraying                   Under Vine Cultivation

                  Front Loader Operation                    Spreading Amendments


Advance: (Same as Beginning & Intermediate)

Tractor Driver     Stake Installation     Track Tractor Operation

     End Post Installation                   Calibration of all Spray Equipment (Self)

          Operating side Mounted Mower      Ripping

          Landplane      Work in High Sloped Terrain

          Must be able to read and write


Immediate Staff:  Advance Tractor Driver (only) will be responsible for 2-3 employees depending on task.


Experience and Training:


          Must be able to work weekends and/or overtime.

          A tractor driver working on highly sloped hillside vineyard properly will be paid at a higher wage. (TBD)



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


In order to perform this job successfully an individual must have some basic tractor experience, (2) or more years of experience and/or a willingness to learn quickly by on the job training.  Must have good oral communication skills.  Must be able to understand and interpret documents such as safety rules of operation and maintenance manuals. Tractor Driver will be exposed to mixing chemicals and will be required to work at night.

The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  The employee wile be frequently exposed to we/or humid conditions, dust, chemical residues as well as occasionally exposed to extreme heat.