Tractor Driver II

Vineyards Napa, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines is much more than a family owned wine company. We're risk-taking innovators with a strong belief that quality is paramount. We're always on the lookout for top talent -- individuals who possess a strong work ethic, commitment to quality and share our beliefs in healthy lands and a healthy community. In 2019, we were selected as one of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work for the fifth year running.

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:

  • Mowing                                                              
  • Laying Out all types of Trellis Materials with Trailer
  • Discing                                                                 
  • Dusting                                                          
  • Harvest (Hauling Gondolas)                           
  • Vineyard Maintenance (e.g. Repairing Erosion Control Damage)
  • ATV Operation                                                       
    • (1) Spreading Wire                                                       
    • (2) Spreading Hose                                                        

Intermediate: (Including Beginning)                

  • Tractor Driver           
  • Hedging                                                              
  • Forklift Operator  
  • Preprunner                                                 
  • Spraying Vines
  • Weed Spraying                                       
  • Under Vine Cultivation
  • Front Loader Operation                             
  • Spreading Amendments

Advance: (Including 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.