OTV Equipment Operator

Vineyards Geyserville, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines

General Description of Duties:

An Equipment Operator must be able to perform all the duties of an Advance Tractor Driver. They must also operate all Over the Row (OTR) equipment.  In addition, they will be required to assist in all equipment operation of newly developed properties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


         Operate all Over the Row (OTR) equipment and all attachments manufactured for it. (e.g., mower harvester, preprunner, sprayer, compost spreader, under the vine cultivator, etc...)

          Backhoe Operator

          Dump Truck Operator

          Operate oversized trencher for the installation of larger pipe diameters. (e.g., 18” and above)

          Ability to drive all Caterpillars (e.g., D4 and up)


Direct Reports: May oversee a small crew (2 + Employees) from time to time. 


Experience and Training:


Valid CA Driver’s License required


This position requires a least 3-5 years of Vineyard Tractor Driver experience.  Must be able to work long hours as well as weekends.  Must be able to read, write, and speak English.  


Must always work in an extremely safe manner since this type of equipment operation carries a serious risk to personal and physical property. 



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


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.

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


PAY RANGE: $21.08 - $25.55 - $30.02 per hour



  • Health insurance – medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Vacation accrual; 12 paid holidays; 72 hours for Health & Wellness
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Wine discounts!


At Jackson Family Wines, we respect, celebrate, and take pride in each other’s differences. Together we nurture a culture that embraces fairness, acceptance and belonging. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our best innovation, enrich our employees, and connect us to our customers and global community. We aspire to evolve in our commitment for a better future and one that is rooted for good.

This job requisition and salary range are effective as of January 1st, 2023. All company job requisitions prior to January 1st, 2023 are null and void.