Position Vacant: Operator, Wine Membrane Systems

Our Company 

VAF Memstar is the international leader in innovative filtration solutions for various beverages across Australia and the globe. Our range of products, technicians and services provides tailored resolutions to suit all producers’ needs. VAF Memstar offers a comprehensive suite of services focusing on the wine industry that are developed, operated, and maintained by our expert staff. 

Using membrane separation techniques like ultra-filtration, nano-filtration, reverse osmosis, and membrane contactor, we offer various services, including alcohol adjustment, phenolic removal, volatile acidity reduction, taint removal, wine concentration and electrodialysis. We also operate a state-of-the-art vacuum distillation unit for total alcohol removal at our Nuriootpa, South Australia site. 

Our continued investment into research in oenological fields is one of the foundations of VAF Memstar. We recognise that supporting scientific advancement in wine sciences will ultimately benefit our clients in providing ever more precise, efficient, and economical filtration services.  

We have financially supported and collaborated with programs at leading wine research faculties worldwide, including the Australian Research Institute, Australian Wine Research Institute and National Wine Centre. This commitment supports our development of filtration technology at VAF Memstar with modern, evidence-based and cost-effective solutions that provide our clients with confidence. Furthermore, with our expertise, training services and autonomous solutions, we can ensure that we preserve and improve the quality of the wines we treat. 


The Position 

We have an exciting opportunity for a technically-minded individual to work in a dynamic team environment. VA Filtration and Memstar require the services of a “hands-on” Operator for its fee-for-service and equipment rental business in South Australia.

The successful candidate will report to the Operations Manager and will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and successful completion of service and rental contracts.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting the Operations Manager in the completion of contracts and operating plant and materials in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Operation and maintenance of plant and materials in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures to provide a safe working environment.
  • Ensuring customer service contract requirements are completed as specified.
  • Preparing and maintaining operations documentation in full as required.
  • Promoting and explaining the VA Filtration and Memstar technology and implementation to clients.
  • Generation of new fee-for-service, rental and sales enquiries.
  • Occasional periods of travel to the wine regions of South Australia and Victoria, with some travel to NSW when required.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a background in the wine industry and be familiar with cellar operations and have a strong capability for independent operation and maintenance of advanced equipment.


Essential & Desired Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience as a plant operator.
  • The ability to work effectively in difficult, isolated and emergency situations.
  • Extended periods away from home is a prerequisite, up to 1-2 weeks at a time.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Forklift licence, Medium Rigid Truck Licence and a current First Aid Certificate are preferable, not essential.


Location: Important the successful candidate is Barossa-based.

Appropriate salary, laptop, mobile phone and internet will be provided. A tool of trade vehicle is included.


If you want to work in a small, dedicated team in an expanding business then this role is for you.



For further information regarding this role, please contact Matthew Hooper.

P: 0438 131 551

E: matthew@vafmemstar.com.au