Operational Supervisor (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  The Lucas Group Pty Ltd

  Riverland & Murray Mallee, South Australia

  • Large-scale vineyard operation
  • Hands-on leadership role
  • Riverland region SA


This family-owned and operated enterprise is located in the picturesque Riverland region of South Australia. The family operate multiple vineyards throughout the Riverland and also maintain a wine label, producing premium red and white wines for both domestic and export markets.


Taking direction & reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Operational Supervisor will implement the vineyard plan and direct daily activities with the goal of achieving time-targeted budgets. In addition to this, accurate record-keeping and providing leadership in all aspects of delegating, managing, monitoring and guiding the team will be required to effectively complete operational activities within company policies, to reach strategic growth objectives.

Key Responsibilities

The Operational Supervisor will assist the Managing Director in coordinating vineyard activities and delegate on a day-to-day basis. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Spraying, pruning, under vine maintenance, harvest activities (such as driving SP harvesters) and operating large machinery / equipment maintenance
  • Irrigation and fertigation activities
  • Maintain vineyard infrastructure
  • Conduct staff tool-box meetings, WHS record-keeping and accurate operational labour records
  • Assist in ensuring all mobile and fixed equipment is well-maintained and kept in operational condition and contribute to the overall improvement of processes within maintenance activities

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in staff management and team leadership
  • Previous experience coaching, training and further educating staff
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a hands-on role within a medium to large-scale warm climate vineyard
  • Strong irrigation experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite
  • Sound communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Post-secondary qualifications in viticulture, agriculture, rural business management, irrigation or similar will be highly regarded
  • A current and valid Driver’s licence is essential
  • ChemCert accreditation
  • Backhoe & forklift licence are highly desirable
  • Current WHS training
  • Willingness to undertake further training within areas of responsibility on an ongoing basis


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

The Lucas Group 

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.

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