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Agriculture Equipment Operator

Paterson, Washington
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has an immediate opening for an Agriculture Equipment Operator at our iconic Vineyard. The selected candidate will operate tractors and other agricultural equipment. This is position is represented by United Farm Workers (UFW).

This is position is represented by United Farm Workers (UFW).

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world because we value our vineyards and the art of winemaking. This focus has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers extraordinary and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

Agriculture Equipment Operator job responsibilities include:
  • Mix, load and apply chemicals. Install and remove pesticide signs as needed. Monitor all weather conditions and ensure that supervisory/managerial staff informed of same.
  • Complete understanding of all material safety data sheets (MSDS), chemical label criteria, and state and federal laws surrounding use and application of product.
  • Monitor all ground speeds, pressure settings, flow rates and spray patterns. Unplug nozzles and filters as needed.
  • Operate necessary equipment.
  • Perform daily servicing, minor maintenance, wash down and safety inspections of assigned equipment.
  • May perform Grade II cultural operations when equipment operation is not required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Varying temperatures (cold/hot/ rain, etc.)

  • Occasional long-term standing or walking on uneven ground during work shift.
  • Bending, kneeling, and twisting throughout duration of shift.
  • Repetitive wrist movement encompassing squeezing, rotating, and bending.
  • Arm movement encompasses extension, raising, and bending.
  • Occasional lifting, up-to 50 lbs. Required.
  • Stepping in and out, on and off of tractors.
  • Must pass respirator fit test.
  • Must be minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must hold valid private applicator's license.
  • Able to work weekends or nights.
  • History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies.

Your Compensation:


At Ste. Michelle Wine Estates we work closely with the United Farm Workers (UFW) to offer a comprehensive package of medical benefits, pension plan, and pay. We believe in paying our employees equal pay for equal work.

Benefits of working with Ste Michelle Wine Estates:

Our Total Rewards programs are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented, curious people with a passion for innovation, collaboration, continuous improvement, and growth. We offer leading programs that inspire and reward superior performance and foster an inclusive, diverse, and healthy workforce and amazing wine discounts.

Benefits with United Farm Workers representation:
  • Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Medical Plan includes medical, dental, vision & prescription - eligible after becoming qualified (upon the 1 st of the month following sixty (60) consecutive days)
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Juan De La Cruz (JDLC) Pension Plan

Culture at Ste. Michelle:

We Challenge: We are driven to succeed in everything we do, and we challenge ourselves and our team to perform at the highest level.

We Care: We put people first - our team, our consumers, our customers, our communities.

We Collaborate: We believe there is nothing we can't accomplish - together - and we believe lifting up those around us is essential to achieving both individual and collective success.

Harvest your potential, Uncork the possibilities! If you are interested in Agriculture Equipment Operator in Sunnyside- Mattawa WA, please apply now.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's " Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law " poster.