Field Operations Technician (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Contract

  Bloomfield (http://bloomfield.ai)

  Napa, California

 

About the Role

Bloomfield is an innovative start-up providing analysis on the health and performance of specialty crops at scale, looking for a seasonal vineyard field operations technician.  The candidate has a knowledge of vineyard operations, is mechanically inclined with farm equipment and is enthusiastic to work with new, emerging technologies. Day to day activities are a combination of hands-on work in the field including block set up and data collection, and administrative duties such as data entry and scan upload.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Enter block and vineyard information into database prior to entering the field

  • Perform block setup, including field marker installation and GPS coordinate gathering while entering data into tablet in the field

  • Ensure that ground truth range is properly identified and marked with QR codes

  • Conduct ground truthing which may include measuring shoots, counting/weighing clusters, counting/weighing berries, etc

  • Use the Flash camera in the field properly, efficiently and with a thorough understanding of how it functions; ensure that equipment is properly mounted and  functioning

  • Drive a motorized vehicle such as an ATV, UTV, etc. in the field in various scan patterns and on various terrains to personally execute scans

  • Remove camera harddrives and upload data locally at vineyard, or from a colocation

  • Provide administrative support for the field operation staff and outside service providers

  • Schedule necessary travel to customer vineyards; majority of travel is regional by car/truck

  • Engage with the Bloomfield team and customers to inform/discuss  in the field learnings 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred

  • Viticulturist experience preferred

  • General understanding of vineyard operations

  • Strong understanding of technology

  • Digital literacy including Google Office/Microsoft Office and various web applications as needed including Airtable and Slack

  • A valid CA driver’s license

  • An ability to work independently in a remote capacity to facilitate accurate data collection activities

  • Available to work overtime as necessary

Physical Requirements - all candidates must be able to:

  • Navigate  different vineyard terrains and environments in varying temperatures on foot and on ATV/UTV or other motorized vehicles

  • Load and unload equipment from trucks, trailers, and ATV/UTV or other motorized vehicles, and mount Flash cameras to a variety of vehicles

  • Lift and move at least 40 lbs.

  • Work up to 8 hours a day and/or 5 days or longer a week at times during the growing season  

 

How To Apply

Tp apply, please send resume to [email protected]

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