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Title Vineyard Manager
Employer Employee Investment Group
Employment Location Waynesboro, VA
Company Description A new start-up vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley that is looking to bring variety to the viticulture of the region!
Type Full Time
Pay Scale Dependent on Experience
Employment Start Date November 2017
Job Description Employee Investment Group is looking for an ambitious, experienced Vineyard Manager to join the team of an up and coming new 55-acre vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley! This is a hands-on, managerial position that is responsible for all aspects of vineyard management.

The Vineyard Manager will work with the latest technology and viticultural techniques to ensure production standards are met. This person will also oversee vineyard staff to complete required tasks. The ideal candidate in this role loves working outdoors, has a strong leadership presence, and has prior experience working in or managing a vineyard & having seen a full growing cycle.

About the Position:
• Job Security: Long-term, permanent position with benefits
• Weekly pay schedule; direct deposit
• Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2 business days

Key Duties:
• Oversee both permanent and seasonal staff
• Crop cultivation, planting, pruning, harvesting, and processing
• Monitor and control environmental and biological issues (pest, wildlife, etc.) as required
• Irrigation, canopy management, erosion control, soil maintenance, and frost protection as required
• Train new employees in proper vineyard operations
• Maintain high grape quality
• Troubleshoot vineyard issues and take proactive steps to ensure all problems are resolved in a timely manner
• Other tasks as required by vineyard owner

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture or related field preferred
• Prior experience in a vineyard management or assistant vineyard management position considered in lieu of degree
• Must be comfortable working in the elements and working variable hours during peak season (veraison, harvest, etc.) including nights and weekends
• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds and stand/bend for long periods
• Strong understanding of current viticultural practices and vineyard operations
• Strong work ethic & communication skills
• Leadership ability
• Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Benefits:
• Health Insurance - Company pays 75% of the premiums for employee/family
• Dental Insurance
• Competitive vacation & holiday pay
• Supplemental insurance available (Aflac)
• Retirement plan - Company matches dollar-for-dollar up to 15%
• Short-term & long-term disability coverage
• Accidental death/dismemberment coverage
• Life insurance coverage
• Employee referral incentives
• Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available
• Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts (if applicable)
Contact Info Contact by email cory@4rrsi.com
Contact Phone 4847200193
Contact E-mail cory@4rrsi.com
Other Information Full-time permanent position with benefits.

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