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Winery Harvest Intern2020-08-17T14:50:04-07:00

Winery Harvest Intern

Wahluke Wine Company, Inc is entering the grape harvest season and has an entry-level internship position open!   The Winery Harvest Intern is an ideal job for a person who is wanting to get hands-on experience in the wine industry! Please see the job description for a summary of the essential duties and qualifications.

 The internship is anticipated to run from September 8th through October 30th but is subject to change slightly.

The anticipated schedule for the position is Sunday-Thursday,  10 hour shifts working 7:00 AM- 5:30 PM but are subject to change with demand.

Compensation will be discussed at offer of employment.

 To apply, download an application on our website at www.wahlukewinecompany.com/careers and email Hannah DeHoog, Human Resources at hannah@milbmgmt.com.  Please provide a resume, cover letter, and your completed application.

Winemaking Intern2020-08-17T14:48:59-07:00

Winemaking Intern

Brian Carter Cellars is looking for a qualified winemaking intern for the fall of 2020. Join our small team in making handmade wines in Woodinville, Washington.  The job commences after Labor Day and terminates sometime in November.  The pay rate is $17.00 per hour plus overtime for a person with some cellar experience to work all aspects of the harvest from the vineyard to the barrel. Brian Carter Cellars is one of Washington’s premier small wineries focusing on European style blends.

Please send your resume and cover to brian@briancartercellars.com

www.briancartercellars.com

Tasting Room Attendants2020-08-17T14:46:09-07:00

Tasting Room Attendants

Freehand Cellars is a locally operated wine tasting room located in the Yakima Valley. Freehand Cellars sits atop a small hill, just 10 minutes outside of Union Gap, overlooking the valley giving its customers and employees absolutely stunning views. We currently proudly serve 7 varietals, a small bites menu, as well as serve as an events venue and lodging space.

Tasting Room Attendants are responsible for serving customers in Freehand Cellars Tasting Room, deck, and outside lawn area. This includes building brand awareness and exceeding guest expectations by working to enhance sales, service, and customer experience. The Tasting Room Attendant will not only conduct wine tastings but will do table service to accommodate a guest who may be eating. Freehand Cellars has a full kitchen. Taste Room Attendants are responsible for taking drink & food orders, delivering food, checking on guests, and closing tickets. We take pride in educating guests about the history and the products of Freehand Cellars. Attendants must be positive, engaging, confident, and excited to share their knowledge of wine with our guests. Attendants should also be able to handle a high volume of guests at one time. Our guests are treated with the utmost respect and friendliness; customer service skills are essential for this position.

If you have an upbeat personality, love hospitality (care about the experience of each of your clients), chatting and expanding your knowledge about wine, please send in your resume because we want you to join our team! We are open Thurs. 2-7 pm, Fri & Sat. 12-7 pm, & Sun. 12-6 pm. We are looking to have a new team member who can work two (or more) weekends (Fri-Sun) out of the week. Pay is minimum wage plus tips. During decent business average hourly with tips is around $25/hr.

Send questions and resumes to Tyra at tyra@freehandcellars.com

Cellar Worker/Lab Tech2020-08-17T14:43:34-07:00

Cellar Worker/Lab Tech

Washington Wine & Beverage Co seeks a Full-Time Cellar Worker/Lab Tech at our Zillah, WA location. This is a unique position as it requires cellar, laboratory and vineyard skills.  This is an all-around cellar position and the successful candidate will be involved in every aspect of production from berry to bottle. This work requires constant use and exposure to hazardous materials (mainly acid and base) in a wet environment, in confined spaces and high places. Caution and adherence to safety protocol are essential.

This position reports to the Cellar Master and Winemaker.

Under indirect close supervision performs routine physical and chemical analysis of grapes, juice, wine, water, or any other related material pertaining to the operation of the company. While doing so, observes the department’s operating procedures and safety practices.

Essential Laboratory Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Daily set-up and calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • Preparation and standardization of laboratory reagents.
  • Collect and prepare juice/wine samples for analysis.
  • Perform juice/wine analysis in a timely fashion, using either automated or bench chemistry analytical methods,
  • Set-up of various wine trials, including heat and cold stabilities.
  • Routine preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Inform supervisors of the need to purchase lab operating supplies
  • Bottling quality control
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the lab.

Essential Vineyard Duties Include

  • Collect grapes samples from the vineyards and analyze for ripeness
  • Take soil moisture and leaf growth readings in the vineyard during the growing season

Essential Cellar responsibilities include:

  • operating pumps and crush/press equipment,
  • operating a forklift and stacking barrels,
  • filling/topping and racking barrels,
  • transferring/racking tanks.
  • Assist supervisors with recordkeeping, FDA lot tracking, analysis entry, or any other database entry.

Requirements:

  • An AA or BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or enology.
  • Must be computer literate (word and excel) with excellent reasoning abilities and outstanding organization & verbal communication skills.
  • Required to work rotating shifts and overtime.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift up to 40 lbs.

Washington Wine & Beverage Co offers competitive compensation, rewarding work environment, and growth for committed professionals. This position offers no benefits package at this time. We are an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please. Forward your cover letter and resume to Leone@washingtonwine.com.

Washington Wine & Beverage Co is one of Washington’s landmark winery and is the producer of Silver Lake, Roza Hills Vineyard Orca, and Brown Box Wines. It is located in Zillah, WA adjacent to the Roza Hills Vineyards that is owned by its sister company, Roza Hills Vineyards, LLC. Roza Hills is also the producer of Vitis Spirit. Together, both companies farm, harvest and produce some of the state’s finest wines and spirits.

Natural Resource Technician2020-07-23T13:16:12-07:00

Stevens County Conservation District

The Stevens County Conservation District (SCCD) is soliciting applicants for a part to full time Natural Resource Technician. Applicant must be a detail oriented, highly organized person able to do field and office work. Primary responsibilities will be to assist in the development and implementation of conservation plans for dryland and irrigated cropland, pasture, hay range and forest uses in Northeastern Washington. Experience in Agricultural production and natural resources required. This is a one year grant funded position with opportunity for renewal. This position will be working with the Natural
Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in the implementation of the USDA farm bill EQIP program. Training in specifications and program will be provided.

SCCD is a non-regulatory subdivision of state government funded by grants with the mission to promote the wise utilization of natural resources through education, technical and financial assistance to landowners and managers.

Position description and application materials available from Stevens County Conservation District, 232 Williams Lake Rd., Colville, WA 99114 (509) 684-7579 E-mail at SCCD@stevenscountywa.gov/ or our website https://sccd.stevenscountywa.gov/

This position will remain open until qualified applicant is hired. First round of applications will be reviewed August 14, 2020

The District offers a comprehensive employee benefit package including health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, holiday pay, Social Security, Public Employees Retirement System, and optional Deferred Compensation Program.

Salary $32,000 to $40,000 a year depending upon qualifications and experience.

Stevens County Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-free
Workplace.

Cellar Worker2020-07-07T15:39:05-07:00

Cellar Worker at Willow Crest

Precept Wine is the largest privately owned wine company in the Northwest. We’re seamlessly integrated to run our own vineyards, wineries and world-class tasting rooms. Currently, we are looking for the best and brightest to fill an immediate opening for a Cellar Worker in our Willow Crest Winery.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • • Move Juice / Wine from tank to tank using pumps, hoses, and fittings.
    • Weigh additives and make additions to the Juice / Wine.
    • Sanitize tanks, hoses, pumps, and fittings.
    • Operate Pumps, Presses, and Filters.
    • Maintaining accurate records and performing accurate data entry.
    • Maintaining an organized and clean working environment.
    • Other duties as assigned by Winemakers and Cellar Master.

Skills and Requirements:

  • • Ability to work quickly, accurately, and safely.
    • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods.
    • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication.
    • Excellent organizational stills, detail oriented.
    • Self-starter with initiative willingness to learn and follow new procedures.
    • Previous experience in a winery preferred but not required.
    • Basic math required.
    • High school graduate or GED required
    • College degree preferred but not required

The ideal applicant will be able to work as a key member of our team and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
This is a paid full-time position 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Extended hours during harvest including Saturday and Sunday.
For consideration, please include your resume when replying to this posting at Jobs@PreceptWine.com or call Jon Zimmermann 509.781.2238
Precept Wine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cellar Intern2020-06-29T12:17:34-07:00

Maryhill Winery

Goldendale, WA

Job Description:

Maryhill Winery is a medium-sized, family-owned winery located in Goldendale, WA, along the Columbia River. We are currently seeking cellar harvest interns to join our team. (Aug.17-Dec.17)

Duties include:

  • Receive, crush and sort grapes.
  • Perform all aspects of cleaning of winery equipment.
  • Perform additions to must, juice and wine.
  • Carry out punch downs and pump-overs.
  • Perform lab and quality control analysis.
  • Barrel work: filling and racking out of barrels, barrel maintenance and washing barrels.
  • Work long hours as required at harvest which may include night shift and weekend work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, pull and carry up to 50lbs on a repetitive basis.
  • Ability to stand; walk; sit; use tools or controls; climb stairs and ladders; balance, kneel.
  • Ability to accurately perform work instructions individually or as a team.

Additional:

  • Attention to detail is a must
  • This position requires a commitment to product quality, environmental regulations and occupational health-food and safety protocols.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities.
  • Prior cellar and forklift experience a plus
  •  One meal provided each day during harvest
  • Housing options available

Contact Information

Maryhill Winery
Dirk Richardson

dirkr@maryhillwinery.com

 

 

 

 

Procurement Support2020-06-29T12:13:49-07:00

Four Feathers Wine Estates

Located in Prosser, WA

Job Description:

Four Feathers Wine Estates is a family-owned winery located in Prosser, Washington. We are a large-scale custom winemaking facility. We have a team of skilled and experienced winemakers and cellar crew dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality. We are currently branching into custom packaging with the new addition of a bottling and canning line and are in search of a hardworking, team player to handle the procurement of necessary supplies
The Procurement Support role will work with the packaging and sales team to source and coordinate delivery of materials for efficient and timely production. The role will be responsible for the development of set packaging materials for all labels while providing an excellent customer service experience to our clients.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Packaging (Bottling & Canning)
    • Support winemaking, marketing, and clients to obtain accurate information for product labels and to confirm government compliance
    • Ensure accurate supplies are provided to production teams based on packing instructions
    • Assist with final quality control check of packaging
    • Review final production totals and communicate results from the order
  • Quotes, Bids, and Purchasing
    • Collect quotes from suppliers for projects
    • Analyze bids and develop recommendations to negotiate agreements
    • Maintain and monitor the supplier approval process for packaging
    •  As needed, assist with winery dry goods from winemaker orders
    •  Maintaining the approval process for artwork and final materials
  • Receiving of Goods & Materials
    • Follow appropriate checklist for receipt of ordered materials
    • Verify contents of orders versus order documents to assure the accuracy
    • Perform quality check of goods received to ensure that quality standards are met
    • Assist with supply inventory management
  • Timeline Awareness
    • Communicate lead-times for material orders/arrivals to all affected parties to assist in keeping projects on track and on time
    •  Coordinate timelines with the production schedule of materials & project
    •  Update schedules and timelines and promptly share any changes with affected parties

 

Desired Qualifications

  • A strong problem-solving mindset with the ability to develop and improve processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively without losing focus on priority tasks
  • High-level attention-to-detail with excellent organizational skills
  • Team-player who enjoys a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibly in work and job duties, willing to help where it is needed
  • Be a motivated self-starter able to drive projects with minimum guidance
  • Strong computer skills
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CVW Harvest Lab Intern2020-06-03T10:47:30-07:00

CVW Harvest Lab Intern

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze juice and wine samples using a variety of manual and automated methods
  • Process and analyze Vineyard samples
  • Monitor daily tank fermentations during harvest
  • Maintain accurate entry of all laboratory data into daily logs and electronic database
  • Maintain a clean laboratory
  • Ensures all lab equipment is properly maintained and supplies are adequately stocked
  • Assist in sample shipments
  • Interact with winemaking team and cellar staff to provide the necessary information and problem-solving
  • Follow all SOP and safety regulations
  • Be available to work flexible hours, overtime, and weekends
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and safely
  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented a must
  • Self-starter with initiative and willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain an attitude of flexibility and teamwork while maintaining high standards
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Education/Experience

  • Strong computer skills (MS programs, Outlook)
  • Previous lab experience a plus.

The ideal applicant will be able to work as a key member of our team and complete tasks with minimal supervision.

Contact:

Barb Zimmermann

509-788-8234 cell or barbaraz@coventry-vale.com

Viticulture Internship2020-05-08T09:28:17-07:00

Viticulture Internship

Description

Are you in the business of growing great grapes? Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is in the business of making great wine because we value our vineyards and the art of wine-making.

We are currently seeking candidates for a Viticulture Internship to join our team.

What you will do:

  • Accurately collect viticulture field data which can include, but is not limited to:
    • pest and disease levels and damage assessments
    • cluster counts, cluster weights
    • vine counts, vine weights
    • shoot elongation measurements
    • soil sampling
    • petiole sampling
    • collection of fruit samples (If working through harvest)
  • Use a palm pilot for collecting field data.
  • Operate an ATV.
  • Occasionally assist with research projects within the vineyard.
  • Work is performed primarily outside in the vineyards in all weather conditions.
  • Will drive a Pickup to vineyard locations and use an ATV in the vineyards.
  • Will perform computer work.
  • Able to lift approximately 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to operate an ATV on rough terrain for long hours.
  • Must be able to work extended hours outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to walk up and downhill on steep and uneven terrain.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you will bring:

  • H.S. diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Completed degree or currently enrolled in a program relating to plant sciences or a related field preferred.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to take direction both verbally and/or in written form.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide a record of safe driving history.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Must be flexible to work extended hours in extreme weather conditions.

 

EEO Statement:

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or other legally protected characteristics.

 Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 509-875-4243.

How to Apply
Agricultural Robotics Internship2020-05-08T09:17:35-07:00

Agricultural Robotics Internship

Abundant Robotics is preparing to deploy the world’s first robotic apple harvesters. We are seeking interns to help operate, evaluate the performance of, and nominate feature improvements for these new systems during field trials in apple orchards in Washington state.

Abundant will provide training at our office in Hayward, CA in early August 2020.  We will then travel as a group to our work locations in eastern Washington state for the months of August through early November.

Compensation:

  • $15 (US) per hour – 40 hours per week expected
  • Housing provided by the company

Target candidates:

  • Majors:  Any can apply
  • 2nd, 3rd, or 4th-year undergraduates, or 1st year Masters students

Deadline to apply 5-29-2020
Application information on WSU Handshake
Contact Dan Steere, CEO Abundant Robotics, Inc.
dan@abundantrobotics.com

Seasonal Employment2020-04-13T14:49:45-07:00

Seasonal Employment

Locations: Yakima Valley (Yakima); Lower Yakima Valley (Prosser); Northern Oregon (Hermiston)

Each Spring, Summer, and Fall, Agrimanagement recruits a team of scouts and samplers who are interested in the agricultural sciences of Agronomy, Soil Science, Horticulture, Viticulture, Entomology, or Biology. Typically agricultural college students, our scouts are exposed to a wide variety of Pacific Northwest crops, and gain practical experience in the various industries of irrigated agriculture.  Our scouts receive training and experience in our wide range of consulting services.

Cross-Training and Teamwork: Individuals hired with primary responsibility in any of the positions listed below may also receive training and work in other areas within the company. This allows the employee to gain experience in a number of areas and enables our operation to be more flexible and efficient.

These positions require teamwork, not only within the company, but within our client base as well. Our clients rely on our work to make important management decisions to potentially increase quality and yield. These decisions help them to maintain a profitable business, as well as reduce their environmental impact through water conservation, reduced pesticide use and proper nutrient management.

Requirements:  All sampling and scouting jobs require walking through fields. Samplers will often be required to carry up to 30 lbs of equipment in the heat of the summer. Consequently, the ability to work in a physically demanding outdoor environment is required. Good physical coordination and manual dexterity is also required.

Applicants need a valid driver’s license, a High School diploma and preferably some experience in and around farm or orchard crop production. However, for weekend or after school work, a High School student over 18 will be considered. Other conditions and terms of employment will be covered after submission of an application and upon invitation to interview.

Rate of Pay: We offer a competitive pay rate which can be discussed after application or at the time of interview.

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Viticulture Technician2020-04-13T14:50:55-07:00

Viticulture Technician

Job Description:

Large progressive vineyard located in the Yakima Valley of Washington State is seeking a Viticulture Technician to assist with managing the vineyard scouting team. Working under the direction of the Sr. Viticulturist, the candidate will assist with multiple aspects of field scouting regimes, data collection and publishing of information to management.

The ideal candidate will lead a team of up to eight field scouts and must possess leadership and organizational skills. Attention to detail, computer skills and the ability to multi-task will be required.

Duties specific to this position include:

  • Organizing the scouting team on a weekly basis for field monitoring.
  • Use of GIS handheld technology for field data collection.
  • Oversee vineyard data collection and the publishing of information to management.
  • Scout vineyards on a regular basis and provide training to staff.

Job requirements:

  • Ability to identify common vineyards pests and diseases specific to Washington State.
  • Must be well organized and possess attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with additional hours during peak seasons, including weekends.
  • ATV operation experience.
  • Be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • A strong work ethic and ability to work independently.

Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of vineyard experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Some education in agriculture is preferred.

Type of work: Full Time

Job Category: Vineyards

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Viticulture: 2 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • English / Spanish bi-lingual (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Wyckoff-Farms/jobs

Chief Vineyard Leader2020-06-03T10:45:55-07:00

Chief Vineyard Leader

GRENACHE LLC
Are you passionate about growing and making wine? Are you a big dreamer who focuses on execution, looking for an opportunity to roll up your sleeves, jump into a leadership role at a start-up winery, and make an impact on wines in Washington?

Join us in changing the winery landscape in the Pacific Northwest! We are a start-up winery with a test vineyard, ready to make our first vintages. We are at the forefront of shaping our business and are seeking a skilled and inspirational viticulturist to partner with us.

The Chief Vineyard Leader & Winemaker position is critical to our small team – responsible for growing and producing the highest quality wines, running a safe, clean and orderly cellar, cultivating strong partnerships with growers and industry partners, and connecting with our customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This unique opportunity will allow you full autonomy to:

  • Run a small vineyard (~425 vines, 7 varietals)
  • Lead vineyard scouting and monitoring
  • Estimate cluster counts, weights and crop load
  • Perform preharvest cluster sampling
  • Lead the harvest, including picking, delivery of fruit to the winery, machine application and removal of bird netting
  • Help build out our new winery with cellar equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Work with owners to define and achieve stylistic goals and product development through proactive harvest, winemaking, cooperage and aging decisions
  • Monitor aging wines for fault and quality
  • Run and/or oversee all lab work
  • Perform all cellar functions including but not limited to: sanitation, barrel preparation, barrel maintenance, bottling, filtration, forklift operations, equipment maintenance
  • Manage/perform harvest functions, including but not limited to preparation, logistics, documentation, destemming and crushing process, fermentation, and blending process
  • Keep up to date on winemaking best practices, trends and techniques
  • Ensure compliance, record-keeping (technical and winemaking notes) and budgeting
  • Interact with customers to create a memorable tasting experience

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Viticulture majors preferred but please note this in an integrated viticulture/winemaking internship
  • Must be able to work mid-June to mid-November
  • Due to industry and harvest needs, some weekend work required
  • Must be a team player and have a strong work ethic
  • Students whose primary language is not English must have conversational English
  • Commitment to a strong safety culture and continuous improvement
  • Be scrappy, innovative, adaptable and think outside of the box
  • Desire to be part of something big and fun!
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly cellar

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to listen, follow directions and accurately carry out the project o completion
  • Ability to walk distances, including steep hillsides
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be non-smoker
  • Forklift training and certification preferred
  • Tractor training and certification preferred
  • Experience with G-Suite (Google Docs, Drive, etc) and wine tracking systems
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean DMV record
  • Must be able to work long hours, up to 6 days a week, in different kinds of weather

Our vineyard is managed sustainably with limited inputs and is hand-harvested. Our vineyard season starts in January with pruning, followed by bud break in spring, and the vines are nurtured and managed until harvest in September and October. This is an opportunity to learn and experience the science and art of grape growing. You can also learn and work through the harvest in a family-owned and operated winery that grows and harvests seven different grape varieties for the production of hundreds of bottles of quality wine.

This is an unpaid-to-minimally paid position for year #1, yielding invaluable experience and a launchpad for exponential growth in the industry!

With the wine industry so small, please be assured that your interest will be kept confidential. Please send resume and compensation requests to grenachewash@gmail.com, to be considered in the first round of interviews. Located in Chelan County (Wenatchee, WA).

Seasonal Employment2020-03-05T16:48:02-08:00

Seasonal Employment

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Locations: Yakima Valley (Yakima); Lower Yakima Valley (Prosser); Northern Oregon (Hermiston)

Each Spring, Summer, and Fall, Agrimanagement recruits a team of scouts and samplers who are interested in the agricultural sciences of Agronomy, Soil Science, Horticulture, Viticulture, Entomology, or Biology. Typically agricultural college students, our scouts are exposed to a wide variety of Pacific Northwest crops, and gain practical experience in the various industries of irrigated agriculture.  Our scouts receive training and experience in our wide range of consulting services.

Cross-Training and Teamwork: Individuals hired with primary responsibility in any of the positions listed below may also receive training and work in other areas within the company. This allows the employee to gain experience in a number of areas and enables our operation to be more flexible and efficient.

These positions require teamwork, not only within the company, but within our client base as well. Our clients rely on our work to make important management decisions to potentially increase quality and yield. These decisions help them to maintain a profitable business, as well as reduce their environmental impact through water conservation, reduced pesticide use and proper nutrient management.

Requirements:  All sampling and scouting jobs require walking through fields. Samplers will often be required to carry up to 30 lbs of equipment in the heat of the summer. Consequently, the ability to work in a physically demanding outdoor environment is required. Good physical coordination and manual dexterity is also required.

Applicants need a valid driver’s license, a High School diploma and preferably some experience in and around farm or orchard crop production. However, for weekend or after school work, a High School student over 18 will be considered. Other conditions and terms of employment will be covered after submission of an application and upon invitation to interview.

Rate of Pay: We offer a competitive pay rate which can be discussed after application or at the time of interview.

Time Frame: Mid-May to Mid-September

Position Descriptions

Pest Management

Pest Management Scout: Scouts are responsible for collecting field data in a variety of crops. Data collected could consist of insect pest and beneficial counts, as well as weed and disease observations, which are used as a basis for recommendations. Most of the work is outdoors, however, some office computer work may be included. Experience with beneficial and pest insect identification and/or common weed and plant disease identification is desirable.

Research

Research Technician: This position requires the employee to work closely with the research staff in managing research and demonstration (R&D) plots, collecting samples, processing samples, and data entry. The technician will also be required to assist researchers with pesticide applications. Training will be provided for project protocols and pesticide safety.

Agronomy

Plant Tissue Scout / Sampler: This job consists of walking representative patterns in crop fields to collect petioles or other plant tissue for nutrient analysis. This requires someone who has normal color perception and can recognize differences in plant growth and development.

Irrigation Monitoring Technician: Soil moisture monitoring involves soil sampling to root zone depth and data collection using various methods of irrigation monitoring instrumentation. This work can be labor intensive. Work is performed for irrigation scheduling purposes on many crops.

Lab Technician (Yakima): This position will be responsible to operate agricultural lab equipment for soil and plant tissue nitrate analysis. Hours will vary depending on volume, with a base of 6 am to 3 pm during the peak of the season. The applicant should have a high school diploma. College coursework and an interest in a science related field is preferable. Quick turnaround of accurate results in a fast pace environment is needed. Excellent organizational skills, good communication and reasoning ability are important.

Sample Processor (Yakima): This position will process soil and plant tissue, as well as provide data entry support. Hours may vary, with a base of 3 pm to 9 pm. We are seeking a person who is well organized, has excellent reasoning skills, common sense, good communication skills, data processing skills, and is able to work independently.


Time frames: September through early November; February through March.

Position Description

Fall and Spring Soil Sampler:  Soil sampling with Agrimanagement involves visiting consigned fields with one of our supervisors using steel sampling tubes manually driven into the soil. You will use coring procedures and follow sampling patterns setup according to the company’s established operating procedures. The fields are often walked with the sampler carrying up to 30 lbs of equipment plus the soil samples. The work could be compared to driving steel posts with a steel post driver.


To Apply: Please fill out by hand a copy of the Seasonal Employment application, and send along with your resume to:

Polly Weeks
Agrimanagement, Inc.
408 North First Street
Yakima, WA 98901

H2O, LLC: Viticulture Intern2020-06-03T10:43:09-07:00

H2O, LLC: Viticulture Intern

Job Description:
To provide learning opportunities and practical training through hands-on participation related to viticulture, which promote professional development with a commitment to pursue excellence.

Essential Duties:

  • Accurately collect viticulture field data which can include, but is not limited to:
    • Pest and disease levels and damage assessments
    • Cluster counts, cluster weights, crop load estimates
    • Vine counts, vine weights
    • Shoot elongation measurements
    • Soil sampling
    • Petiole sampling
    • Collection of fruit samples
  • Utilizes technology to obtain vineyard data
  • Will occasionally provide assistance with research and other projects within the vineyards

Non-Essential Duties:

  • •Perform other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

  •  Work is performed primarily in the vineyards with varying weather conditions

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  •  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and an ATV on rough terrain for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work extended hours outdoors in inclement weather
  • Must be able to walk up and downhill on steep and uneven terrain
  • Perform repetitive tasks

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • H.S. diploma or equivalent
  • Completed degree or currently enrolled in viticulture, plant science or related field preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Ability to carry out direction both verbally and/or in written form
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work extended hours
  • Ability to work in extreme and varying weather conditions

We are seeking to fill a paid summer internship position working primarily in viticulture data collection at our Wallula Vineyard south of Kennewick in the Horse Heaven Hills. On a few occasions, this position will also be asked to collect field data from our smaller vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley. The position requires a full-time work schedule from June through October, with accommodations for school schedule during September and October. We will provide a pickup for commuting to and from the vineyard, an ATV, and all other tools required for the job. Compensation is DOE. Please share this message and the attached job description with any students that may be interested. To apply, a cover letter and résumé may be returned by reply email to paul@denhoedwines.com.

Seasonal Help Wanted2020-02-26T15:21:15-08:00

Seasonal Help Wanted: Zillah Wineries

Mostly weekend work, but not required you work every weekend.  Must be able to be on your feet for a few hours at a time, lift a case of wine and have a friendly disposition.  You will meet people from all over the world, make new friends and enjoy nice discounts on local wines.  Several different wineries are hiring for April – October help.

Please call or text Jenny 509.823.5347.

Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates2020-06-03T10:49:44-07:00

Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates

REEU Internship Application

2020 REEU Internship Details & Dates:

Note: To work better with our target audience (e.g. community college students), this summer we will offer 2 different start and end dates, though all students will be required to attend the week at Quillisascut and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • Stipend: $4,500. (Housing Provided. Costs of Travel Covered.)
  • Mar 02. Student applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM.
  • May 28. Start Date of internship program for students on semesters
  • Jun 18. Start Date of internship program for students on quarters (e.g. community colleges)
  • Jun. 22. Start of week at Quillisascut Farm School.
  • July 31 (tentative). Undergraduate Research Symposium, Pullman, WA
  • Aug 1. End date of internship for students on semesters
  • Aug 22. End date of internship for students on quarters

2020 REEU Internship Application Word Doc  2020 REEU Internship Application PDF  2020 REEU Internship Flyer

Return all application materials via email as a PDF or Word file to: Herb Lengel

Internship and Career Development Coordinator
509-335-0049

Questions about the program can be directed to the Project Director
Douglas Collins
253-445-4658

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