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Wither Hills Harvest - 2018

Company: Wither Hills Marlborough Ltd
Location: Marlborough
Type: Fixed Term
Category: Harvest / Vintage

We have various roles based at Wither Hills in Marlborough, reporting to our Winemaking Team, these roles are integral to the Wither Hills team and are responsible for a range of winery activities. 

Shift Supervisor

Must be able to read & participate in all aspects of the daily operations in the winery. Ensure all wines are within specifications at all times, make sure instructions from the Winemakers are implemented in a timely manner. Previous experience being responsible for/training and supervising vintage staff also required. 

Senior Cellar Hands/Cellar Hands

Previous winery experience and industry qualification would be an advantage but there will be full in-house training for successful applicants without experience.

Lab Technicians

The position will involve conduction routine analysis on juice & wine samples as well as data entry. A qualification in science or winemaking discipline would be desirable, industry experience is preferred.

Forklift Drivers

Must have previous Forklift experience, with a Current OSH license, ‘F’ endorsement and experience driving heavy machinery would be an advantage. 

Depending on the season, work will commence mid-March 2017 and finish around the end of April 2017. During the peak of harvest, team members will work 12 hour shifts, six days a week. On those days, we like to take a bit of the hassle out of your day to day life by providing a scrumptious meal. 

You will need to be a quick-learner, able to work independently as well as in a team environment, have good communication skills, be motivated, and have a great sense of humour. 

Applicants must have NZ residency or meet criteria for a skills shortage visa. 

Applications close 29th November 2017.


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Date: 05 Sep

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  • Jobseekers should be aware that the start and finish dates of harvest work employment may change from those suggested by wineries at the time of your job offer. Vintage dates can not accurately be predicted.

    It is therefore important that you understand that depending on your employment arrangements with the employer there may be a period of time where you have no work or less work than you were expecting, and should have sufficient financial arrangements in place should this occur. Your actual start and finish dates may vary - if you have queries around this, check with your winery employer before booking airline tickets etc.
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