Duxton Vineyards are a privately-owned company, which owns a portfolio of vineyards, including two of the largest vineyards in Australia. The vineyard portfolio totals approximately 2400 hectares of vines.  Not only does this company supply fruit to most of the large wine companies it also produces wine to be sold locally and to international markets.  

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Mechanic / Technician across the vineyards.  Reporting to the Workshop Manager, you will be primarily responsible for carrying out repairs, servicing, maintenance and fabrication tasks across multiple sites.


Duties:

The Mechanic / Technician is responsible for performing basic & complex diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on agricultural machinery across the vineyards.


To be successful in the role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Inspect, service and repair of plant, equipment and machinery
  • Assist in the setup of machinery throughout the vineyard
  • General workshop housekeeping
  • Source parts for repairs, modifications and fabrication
  • Work closely with Farm Managers to ensure reasonable turnaround time on all projects
  • Accurate record keeping of maintenance related items as required
  • Assist in developing a preventative maintenance and repair program
  • Good understanding of WHS.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials:

  • A trade background in a mechanical field (diesel or petrol) will be advantageous, however not essential
  • Prior experience in agricultural machinery/vehicle maintenance is essential
  • A current driver’s license
  • A good working knowledge of current model agricultural machinery
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously in the field
  • Excellent diagnostics skills
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining vineyard machinery
  • Diagnostics/problem solving ability and reliability
  • Chemical User Permit or willingness to complete.

 

Remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate based on experience and qualifications.  If you believe you meet the above criteria and want to be a part of an expanding Horticultural team, apply below.

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