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Winery Assistant – Wilridge2019-08-05T16:45:57-07:00

Winery Assistant – Wilridge Winery & Distillery

Assist winemaker with the processing of grapes, crushing, destemming, and pressing. Involves cleaning picking bins, fermenters, barrels, totes, and tanks, monitoring fermentations, removal of waste, cleaning equipment and floors.

Job to start when the fruit is available (August) and to continue until fermentations are complete and wine is in tanks or barrels (November). Workdays begin at 7 a.m. and are complete when the fruit has been processed, this may be a 10 – 12 hour workday. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to make wine!

Contact name: Dennis Grace

E-mail: dennis@wilridgewinery.com

Call or Text:  509.952.8777

Location: 2830 Naches Heights Rd. Yakima WA 98908

Compensation: entry-level position DOE

Employment type: part-time

Laboratory Technician Internship2019-07-24T10:46:31-07:00

Laboratory Technician Internship

Analytical 360 Laboratory in Yakima and we are currently offering a laboratory technician paid internship.

We test a range of samples including but not limited to: hops, cannabis, hemp, and water.

The internship hours will be Saturdays from 9-5 pm. Interns will receive training in good laboratory practices (GLP), International Standard for Organization (ISO) practices, microbiological techniques, environmental testing, aseptic handling of samples, laboratory record-keeping, LIMS data submission, and data analysis. Due to the nature of some samples applicants must be at least 21 years of age or older.

Please send resumes or inquiries to alicia@analytical360.com.

 

Enology Intern – Columbia Crest2019-07-15T15:55:49-07:00

Enology Intern – Columbia Crest

Description

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in daily tank and barrel rounds checking and recording brix and temperature
  • Assist in cellar activities including but not limited to: grape evaluation, pump overs, pomace shoveling, juice/wine additions, and cellar sanitation
  • Assist Enologist and/or Assistant Winemaker with sampling, and identifying wine experiments in tanks and barrels
  • Update, create, and maintain various Excel spreadsheets on a daily basis
  • Provide necessary assistance to winemaking and lab staff as needed
  • Participate in and track harvest experiments in accordance with winemaking staff directions
  • Set up tastings and trials for winemaking staff as needed
  • Complete all written and verbal assignments as directed
  • Understand and adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Successfully complete all safety training related to scissor lifts and confined spaces

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Cellar tasks, vineyard inspections

Working Conditions:

  • Day or night shift, up to 60 hours a week, varying temperatures, on a team or independent, often fast paced.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Walk several miles a day over concrete floors
  • Ability to operate a scissor lift
  • Perform repetitive tasks
  • Frequently climb stairs and walk across elevated catwalks
  • Must be able to work extended hours (10 hour shifts 6 days per week) in hot and cold conditions
  • Must be able to walk across wet concrete and step over hoses
  • Intermittent work outside in varying weather conditions

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age requirement of 21 when working within winemaking
  • HS Diploma or GED Equivalent, current enrollment in, or possess a degree or certificate in enology, viticulture, or related field preferred
  • Must have a passion for wine, and desire to work in a motivated team environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, work well independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency with Excel highly preferred
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English fluently
  • 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.

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 509-875-4270.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Required

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Motivations

Required

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Education

Preferred

  • Some college or better.

 

Full-Time. Columbia Crest Winery -WA.  Paterson, WA, USA

How to Apply

 

Vineyard Harvest Intern – Two Mountain2019-07-10T12:16:34-07:00

Vineyard Harvest Intern – Two Mountain

 Job Summary:

Two Mountain Winery is looking to hire a vineyard intern for the upcoming 2019 vintage season.  This person will be working in tandem with our vineyard scout to collect samples and help move hand harvest teams, move fruit, weigh clusters, help machine harvest crews, among other duties.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the grape growing and harvest process, as well as being part of a company that loves the industry.

The person hired should come with a strong work ethic, be reliable, and responsible.  This candidate must also be flexible with work hours and have a way to get to and from the winery and around to different vineyard sites.  Looking to hire by August 15th through mid-November. Must have the ability to work in Washington State.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scouting Vineyards
  • Taking cluster/berry samples weekly
  • Preparing samples for lab work
  • Moving harvest teams

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good driving record
  • Ability to work quickly by themselves
  • Great attitude
  • Really rad person
  • Spanish speaking is a bonus
  • Great communication skills
  • Passion for producing world-class wine grapes
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Dependability

Any interested parties should contact Matthew or Patrick Rawn.
Matt@twomountainwinery.com
Patrick@twomountainwinery.com
(509) 829-3900

Harvest Cellar Intern – Two Mountain2019-07-10T12:08:16-07:00

Harvest Cellar Intern – Two Mountain

Job Summary:

Two Mountain Winery is looking to hire a harvest intern for the 2019 vintage. The harvest intern will work closely with our production team in multiple facets of the wine production process. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a team that loves the industry and always strives to improve.

The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, be reliable, and isn’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty.  The position requires a flexible work schedule, up to 12 hours a day, and the candidate must provide their own transportation.  Due to the nature of the position, the candidate must also be able to keep up with the physical demands of harvest, being able to lift at least 50 pounds.  Experience is a plus, but not a necessity.  Looking to hire by August 15th until mid-November. Must have the ability to work in Washington State.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fruit Processing
  • Sanitation of cellar equipment
  • Punch downs/Pump overs
  • Barrel work
  • Wine movements
  • Draining and pressing of tanks
  • Additions/Inoculations
  • Miscellaneous cellar sanitation/cleaning

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Positive attitude
  • Excitement for the wine industry
  • Be super passionate
  • Candidates should have good communication skills, reliability, punctuality, and be prepared for the potential of long hours
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Self-starter
  • Forklift experience is a bonus
  • Must be 21 years of age

Any interested parties should contact Matthew or Patrick Rawn.
Matt@twomountainwinery.com
Patrick@twomountainwinery.com
(509) 829-3900

Viticulture Intern – Airport Ranches2019-07-08T17:41:12-07:00

Viticulture Intern – Airport Ranches

Airport Ranches, INC is a family owned and operated 1,200-acre vineyard located in Sunnyside WA. Airport Ranches has a long history of farming in the Yakima Valley and one of its original founders, H. Lloyd Miller, was instrumental in the formation of the Roza Irrigation project which supplies irrigation water to 72,000 acres in the Yakima Valley. Our first vineyards were planted in 1968 and were farmed commercially in 1971. Since then we have expanded to our current extent, approximately 850 acres of vinifera and 350 acres of juice grapes. We supply multiple clients including our estate winery, Airfield Estates.

We are seeking a viticulture intern for the 2019 growing season. This individual will work directly with our Viticulturist, Farm Manager, and Crew Leads to ensure quality and production goals are met. Employment will be full time, seasonal, starting in May and finishing in October-November depending on workload requirements.

Job Description

Essential Duties

  • Accurately collect viticulture field data which can include, but is not limited to:
    • Pest and disease levels
      • Incidence and identification of disease and/or pest
      • Damage assessments
    • Yield Measurements
      • Bud counts,
      • Shoot counts,
      • Cluster counts,
      • Cluster weights
    • Soil sampling
    • Tissue sampling
    • Collection of fruit samples (if working through harvest)
  • Utilize technology to obtain vineyard data
    • Navigate and enter data on handheld tablet (iOS)

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 50 lbs
  • Must be able to operate 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
  • Preform repetitive tasks

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • S. diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Completed degree or currently enrolled in plant science or related field preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft 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

Please send current resume and references to jason@airfieldwines.com.

Harvest Intern – Owen Roe2019-07-08T15:02:10-07:00

Harvest Intern – Owen Roe

Owen Roe WA is looking for interested, motivated, and dedicated individuals to help us with the harvest season at our winery in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. At our facility, we process ultra-premium fruit in small batches. This is a fantastic educational opportunity for people looking to expand their experience in the wine industry, as you will be involved in nearly every aspect of the winemaking process. Harvest interns are critical members of the winemaking team during these months and will be directly impacting wine quality. These positions usually last from late August through mid-October (season dependent) and will require working on one’s feet for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly. Prior experience is preferred, but not required. However, we do require the ability to learn safe cellar practices and to understand and perform basic math and measurements. Forklift experience is a big plus. A good demeanor and sense of humor are especially critical at this time of the year!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Cleaning and preparation of sorting equipment, fermenter bins (48″ macro bins), picking bins, and more using mild cleaners (p-carb solution, citric solution, and water) and brushes
  • Sorting grape clusters on a sorting line
  • Daily fermentation cap management – our active red ferments are manually punched down twice a day
  • Daily rearrangement of ferment hall to maximize space and to help manage fermentation temperatures

Responsibilities may include (DOE):

  • Barrel washing with a pressure washer and steamer, utilizing associated tools and attachments
  • Cleaning and preparing pumps, hoses, and tanks for juice and wine
  • Moving and stacking barrels, bins, fermenters, and equipment by use of a manual pallet jack, electric pallet jack, and/or forklift (prior certification required)
  • Berry sampling and basic vineyard work
  • Assisting with late summer bottling
  • Racking juice or wine between tanks and barrels
  • Assisting with press operations using bladder press or French Coquard bucket presses
  • Assisting lab staff with analyses, inoculations, additions, data entry, and the collection of daily numbers (brix and temperatures)

Candidates will take winery hygiene and the listed responsibilities very seriously. This position requires genuine physical work and stamina. Depending on the flow of the season, there is potential for long shifts and/or overtime. Pay is dependent upon experience. Contact jacki@owenroe.com

Gloria Casa de Vino Lead2019-05-30T13:04:40-07:00

Gloria Casa de Vino Lead

This position is ideal for someone who enjoys creating consistent memorable experiences for guests, assuring guests receive the greatest experience at Gloria’s Casa de Vino. The core of the position entails creating amazing experiences for guests and driving sales. Understanding the value of repeat customers and exceptional customer service is important. We at Gloria’s Casa de Vino see all guests as family, understanding that is key.

The following job description is subject to change and is not limited to the responsibilities attached.

  • Greet all visitors to Gloria’s Casa de Vino, pours wines, prepare wine cocktails and small bites, discuss events and special promotions we have going on.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work alone and with a team. *Maintain a positive environment for teammates and guests at all times.
  • Handles all daily POS transactions, including operating cash register and open/closing till.
  • Maintain all areas clean and organized.
  • Wash dishes
  • Passion and knowledge of wine.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks while remaining focused and organized.
  • Treat teammates, employers and guests as family.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and move 40 pounds.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to work weekends

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Must possess or be able to acquire within 30 days of hire a Washington MAST Class 12 Permit and Health Worker’s Card.

Experience with POS systems a plus.

This an hourly position plus tips. $15.00

Job Type: 20-38 hours per week – Part-time/Full-time

Please email resumes to humberto@gmccompanies.com

Harvest Intern – Willow Crest Winery2019-05-30T12:56:57-07:00

Harvest Intern – Willow Crest Winery

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 Harvest Intern at our Willow Crest Winery.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Performing routine daily and monthly analyses on juice and wine samples within time limits
  • Performing analyses using a variety of manual and automated methods
  • Testing incoming grapes for ripeness
  • Assisting in the setup of wine tastings and trials
  • Collecting samples from barrels and tanks
  • Following standard operating procedures
  • Following laboratory safety procedures
  • Properly maintaining instruments and test systems
  • Maintaining accurate records and performing accurate data entry
  • Maintaining an organized and clean working environment
  • Other duties as assigned by Winemakers

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, detail oriented
  • Self-starter with initiative and willingness to learn and follow new procedures
  • Previous experience in a production lab or winery preferred but not required
  • Use of multiple computer programs, primarily Microsoft Office
  • Basic math and science aptitude required
  • We are flexible with the schedule for students

The ideal applicant will be able to work as a key member of our team and complete tasks with minimal supervision. The main duties are processing maturity samples and running lab analysis. Free time can be spent doing most any duties at the winery. This can provide the successful candidate extensive experience. What you get out of this internship is what you put into it.

This is a Harvest position with a norm of 40 hours per week, Monday – Thursday. Extended hours during harvest including Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This position starts July 15, 2019 and ends February 27, 2020. Compensation is $12.50 per hour with overtime after 40 hours worked per week.

For consideration, please include your resume when replying to this posting at Jobs@PreceptWine.com
Precept Wine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Harvest Lab Intern – CVW2019-05-30T12:46:18-07:00

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 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

Agricultural Robotics Intern2019-05-21T14:30:13-07:00

Agricultural Robotics Intern

This is a full time (40 hours per week) paid position from 8/1/2019 until 11/15/2019

Location: Central Washington, Yakima is a good base

Abundant Robotics is deploying 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 the 2019 apple harvest season.  If you are interested in either advanced agricultural technology or the future of horticulture, this should be an interesting and informative experience.   Compensation is $16+ per hour.

To apply, please forward your resume (a cover letter is optional) to:   teambuilders@abundantrobotics.com

About Abundant Robotics

Abundant Robotics is leading the new wave of robotics for agriculture.  We are a San Francisco Bay Area startup on a mission to dramatically improve the production of fresh fruit.  Our founders grew up around agriculture, worked in world-leading robotics research labs and we are backed by leading venture capitalists and agriculture industry investors.

For more information please visit our website:  www.abundantrobotics.com

Supply Chain Coordinator2019-05-21T14:29:10-07:00

Supply Chain Coordinator

Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned and operated winery dedicated to excellence in winemaking using estate-grown grapes.  The Monson family’s vineyard is planted on a south-facing slope in Washington’s Columbia Valley adjacent to Red Mountain that consistently yields rich, ripe grapes.  The family has farmed in the Columbia Valley for four decades and is known for their commitment to quality.

Since its founding, Goose Ridge Vineyards has grown to include Stonecap, Tall Sage, and G3 Wines in its portfolio in addition to the Goose Ridge Vineyards brand.  Goose Ridge wines are available throughout the United States and internationally.

SUMMARY: Maintain quality and continuity of bottling operations.  Work with suppliers to identify cost-savings and/or packaging quality improvements.  Manage packaging supplies warehousing and provide support to bottling team.  Work with marketing team on development of new products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities are as follows but are not limited to:

  1. Prepare material requirements schedules in a timely manner for suppliers to help meet delivery goals. Communicate status of orders and projects to multiple departments to ensure timely completion.
  2. Work with the vendors to ensure high quality and timeliness of delivery of goods.
  3. Ensure all dry goods have a high level of quality performance on the bottling line, and are fit for purpose through appropriate evaluations.
  4. Develop new packaging projects and work closely with Marketing, Designers, Finance, Operations (Production/Planning/Maintenance/Quality) and Winemaking to deliver projects on-time and within budget.
  5. Actively participate in continuous improvement towards packaging optimization and cost savings.
  6. Assist with bottling preparation for different clients.
  7. Manage warehousing of existing packaging and finished cased goods inventory.
  8. Investigate discrepancies and reconcile physical inventory.
  9. Accurately maintain all inventory records and files.

Candidate Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university majoring in supply chain, logistics, or a business-related field
  2. Minimum 2 years of wine industry and knowledge of beverage alcohol industry preferred.
  3. Experience with warehousing and inventory management is preferred.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  5. Proficient computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  6. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently with shifting priorities.
  7. Ability to be a team player as well as work independently
  8. Ability to work with all levels of Management.
  9. Must be 21 years of age.

The applicant must be flexible, professional, highly motivated, and able to manage multiple responsibilities and staff and complete tasks efficiently with a high degree of accuracy.

This is a paid, full-time, salary position working 8 hour shifts Monday through Friday.  Salary and benefits will be determined based on level of qualifications and experience.

For consideration, please include a cover letter and your resume when replying to this posting.

Goose Ridge Vineyards is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All submissions will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Contact: Andrew Wilson
Winemaker
andreww@gooseridge.com
Office: 509.627.6249 | Cell: 509.240.2296

Harvest Laboratory Internship2019-05-21T14:26:21-07:00

Harvest Laboratory Internship

Four Feathers Wine Estates is looking for highly motivated interns to join us for the 2019 vintage. We are a large-scale custom crush facility located in the heart of Washington wine country in Prosser, Washington. During the lab internship, you will play an instrumental role in the production of 3,000,000 gallons of wine. We believe in growing the future generation of winemakers by teaching practical winemaking skills backed by winemaking principals. The internship runs from late August or early September through mid-November. A typical work week is from five to seven days. We will work around class schedules, but we highly encourage interns to take the semester off, or reduce their class load during the harvest season.

What makes Four Feathers Wine Estates Internship Unique

  • Winemaking mentors & classes
  • Participate in tasting with winemakers
  • Job shadowing offered
  • Hands on experience in production sized winery
  • Winemaking styles for multiple wineries
  • Intern alumni program

Harvest Duties

  • Running analysis and trials related to fermenting juices and finished wine including:
    • Daily fermentation analysis
    • Basic wet chemistry, quantitative analysis of wine and must
    • Enzymatic analysis using Spectrophotometer
    • Lab Trials
  • Keeping detailed records updated accurately in a timely fashion
  • Pulling daily samples for analysis
  • Weekend and overtime work will be expected during the harvest season
  • Perform basic cellar work as needed to support production
  • Opportunity to learn diverse winemaking techniques and winemaking protocols from seven different wineries

Qualifications

  • Strong interest in winemaking and wine production
  • General knowledge in fermentation science
  • College level coursework in chemistry laboratory setting/basic lab skills
  • Good computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Attention to detail and safety
  • Communicate well with others and work effectively as a team
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. Four Feathers Wine Estates is unable to sponsor or renew visas for job positions.
  • This position is safety sensitive and those functioning in this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and will be placed in a random drug screening pool

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong Organic Chemistry Lab Skills
  • Excellent quantitative chemical analysis lab skills

Contact: James Elatico
Four Feathers Wine Estate
jamese@fourfeathers.com

Harvest Cellar Internship2019-05-21T14:24:37-07:00

Harvest Cellar Internship

Job Description

Four Feathers Wine Estates is looking for highly motivated interns to join us for the 2019 vintage. We are a large-scale custom crush facility located in the heart of Washington wine country in Prosser, Washington. During the cellar internship, you will play an instrumental role in the production of 3,000,000 gallons of wine. Yes, your hands will get dirty! We believe in growing the future generation of winemakers by teaching practical winemaking skills backed by winemaking principals. The internship runs from late August or early September through mid-November. A typical work week is from five to seven days. We will work around class schedules, but we highly encourage interns to take the semester off, or reduce their class load during the harvest season.

What makes Four Feathers Wine Estates Internship Unique:
• Winemaking mentors & classes
• Participate in tasting with winemakers
• Job shadowing offered
• Hands on experience in production sized winery
• Team wine production projects

Harvest Responsibilities:
• Perform all aspects of seasonal harvest-related work as assigned including:
• Cap management, pump-overs and pulsair for red fermenters
• Juice/wine transfers
• Additions and inoculations
• Operating crush equipment and presses
• Knowledge of lees filtration, cross-flow filtration, and centrifugation
• Maintain a sanitized and clean winery

Qualifications:
• Strong interest in winemaking and wine production
• Strong communication skills, must be willing to work independently and as a team.
• Flexible and willing to work varying shifts, overtime and weekends
• Must be able to communicate effectively in the English Language. Must be able to complete appropriate paperwork for cellar operations.
• Attention to detail and a commitment to quality
• Regularly stand or/and sit for long periods of time, occasionally required to reach with hands & arms, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, or crouch, lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
• This position is safety sensitive and those functioning in this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and will be placed in a random drug screening pool

 

Contact: James Elatico
Four Feathers Wine Estate
jamese@fourfeathers.com

Tsillan Cellars – Assistant Winemaker2019-05-16T15:38:55-07:00

Tsillan Cellars – Assistant Winemaker

Job Description

Description:  Tsillan Cellars is a 7,500-case winery facility located on the south shore of Lake Chelan in Washington State.  All fruit utilized for winemaking is sourced from our 35-acre estate vineyard.  We seek to fill the Assistant Winemaker position.  The applicant will be expected to work alongside and under the Head Winemaker’s supervision until the Winery Owner and Head Winemaker determine the Assistant Winemaker is ready to assume to role of Head Winemaker.  It is the goal of Tsillan Cellars to have this Assistant Winemaker to Head Winemaker transition take within three years of hiring the Assistant Winemaker. The Assistant Winemaker position is intended to transition to a full time Head Winemaker Position within three years.

  • Applicant must hold a degree in enology and viticulture from either WSU or Walla Walla Community College or other accredited program.
  • This is a full – time salaried position.
  • Work week, other than the grape harvest period, is normally; Monday – Friday 8AM to 5PM.
  • Harvest period hours typically will range between 7AM and 7PM.
  • The position’s responsibilities will include: operation of cellar and harvest/crush equipment, lab analysis of; wine, juices and musts, manual labor, records keeping, cellar sanitation, barrel maintenance, wine maintenance, minor maintenance of cellar equipment, wine filtrations, bottling.
  • Communicate and work with the Tsillan Cellars vineyard foreman to assure best vineyard practices and optimize the estate fruit quality consistent with winemaking styles.
  • Applicant will need to be able to operate a forklift and become forklift certified if not already certified.

Please submit resume with references to: Tsillan Cellars, Attention: Ray Sandidge, PO Box 1759, Chelan, WA 98816 or ray@tsillancellars.com.

Compensation commensurate with enological and viticultural knowledge and experience.

Viticulture Intern – Wallula2019-05-16T15:36:42-07:00

Viticulture Intern – Wallula Management

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 resume may be returned by reply email to paul@denhoedwines.com.

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:
o Pest and disease levels and damage assessments
o Cluster counts, cluster weights, crop load estimates
o Vine counts, vine weights
o Shoot elongation measurements
o Soil sampling
o Petiole sampling
o 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 a 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

Inland Desert Nursery Position2019-05-16T15:29:16-07:00

Inland Desert Nursery Position

Inland Desert is a leading provider of certified and registered vines, we care currently looking for people with a love of plants, great work ethic and teamwork attitude.

Located in Benton City Inland Desert comprises over 250 acres of vineyards and Greenhouses/Field nurseries that require highly motivated staff.

Qualifications-required

  • Customer service oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization skills
  • Must be able to multitask and work independently
  • Must be a team player contributing and sharing ideas with the company as a whole
  • Must have excellent communication skills. English is required, Spanish would be
  • beneficial.
  • Keep a clean work space
  • Viticulture and Nursery experience or currently enrolled in Agricultural courses.
  • Dependable transportation
  • Flexible schedule dependent on seasonal demands

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cross train in all areas of Greenhouse Nursery: Planting, 30 Day Estimations, Sort in
  • Greenhouse and Transition
  • Maintaining sanitation throughout the Inland Desert facility
  • Learn to use Google sheets and Job completed forms
  • General maintenance of Greenhouses
  • Use of the irrigation controller and how to troubleshoot possible problems
  • Monitor humidity within the Greenhouses
  • Communicate any concerns with Plant Health to Team Leads or Management
  • immediately.
  • Scout for virus vectoring insects and estimates of Field Nursery in Horse Heaven Hills, using ATV with proper safety training
  • Work closely with Viticulture Lead and Manager
  • Collect samples from Source Blocks
  • Training of new seasonal employees
  • Any other duties assigned by Team Leads or Management

Pay based on experience and possibility of full-time position

Send resumes to Christina@inlanddesert.com

Cellar Worker – Maryhill Winery2019-05-21T14:36:58-07:00

Cellar Worker at Maryhill Winery

Goldendale, WA

Job Description:

About us:
Maryhill Winery is located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, in Washington State.
The closest towns are Goldendale, WA and The Dalles, OR.
We work with 30+ varietals from growers in 170 mile range. 80K cases per year

Position Summary:
This is an all-around cellar position and the successful candidate will be involve in every aspect of production from berry to bottle. Responsibilities include: operating pumps and crush/press equipment, operating a forklift and stacking barrels, filling/topping and racking barrels, transferring/racking tanks. 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 is essential. The work is mainly in-doors but will include work outside during harvest. This position may include occasional lab work. This position reports to the Production Manager and Winemaker.

Requirements:
Previous experience in a winery environment is recommended but not required.
Forklift experience is preferred, but not required.
Able to understand, communicate and write in English.
Must have good reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills.
Ability to work safely around dangerous equipment, electrical outlets and chemicals.
Ability to multi-task is essential.
Must be reliable, self-motivated and possess a good work ethic.
Willing and able to work alone and on a team.
Willing to work long hours and overtime as needed, especially during harvest.
Able to lift and carry 50 lbs and stand/walk for long hours.

Salary:
Hourly DOE + Benefits

Contact Information:
Dirk Richardson
Production Manager
dirkr@maryhillwinery.com

 

Cellar Intern – Maryhill Winery2019-04-05T10:34:35-07:00

Cellar Intern at 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. 14-Dec.14)

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

Salary: $14/hr

Contact Information

Maryhill Winery
Dirk Richardson

dirkr@maryhillwinery.com

Seasonal Packaging Technician2019-03-26T08:40:57-07:00

Seasonal Packaging Technician

Crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews from the middle of a hop field, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience, Bale Breaker started in 2013, and has grown to become the fifth largest independent craft brewery in Washington.  With a 30-barrel brewhouse and a 27,000 square foot facility, we craft five year-round canned beers, including the widely celebrated Topcutter IPA. We also have a 5-barrel pilot brewhouse, the Imagination Station, where we test and develop new recipes. We currently distribute statewide in Washington as well as in northern Idaho and western Oregon.

ABOUT THE JOB

Looking for a fun summer job?  We are currently seeking a hard-working and passionate individual to join our production team as a SEASONAL PACKAGING TECHNICIAN.  This person will serve as a key member in the beer production department helping to operate and maintain equipment needed to condition and package beer, monitor fermentations, and fill distributor orders.  This full-time, hourly position will report directly to the Packaging Manager and will be based out of Yakima, WA.  The timeframe for work will be late-April/early-May through late-September/early-October.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Abides by workplace safety regulations while upholding quality standards
  • Operates equipment needed for the following activities: product packaging, product transferring, vessel CIP (clean in place), warehouse organization, and order filling
  • Assists in general sanitation of all beer contact surfaces and equipment
  • Transfers beer between vessels, assembles and dismantles hard and soft piping pathways
  • Prepares beer for packaging, packages beer, organizes and records packaged product
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance and cleaning on equipment and infrastructure
  • Works with rest of packaging team to fill orders and complete daily duties in a timely fashion
  • Assists in other departments within the brewery, as needed

MATERIALS/MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED

  • Industrial cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, including strong acids and bases
  • Works on the canning line and kegging line
  • Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment
  • Sit-down and standup fork lifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks

DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic outlook and attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated personality
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining quality and safety standards
  • Strong attention to detail and hygiene
  • Ability to manage multiple processes simultaneously
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule with occasional mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Ability to understand written and spoken English

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb
  • Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 50lbs and drag up to 100 lbs
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to focus on small moving objects
  • Must be able to participate in the critical assessment of beers (i.e. must be 21+)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment is usually that of a brewery
  • The employee regularly works with hazardous chemicals
  • The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment
  • The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, and steam
  • The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment

HOW TO APPLY — To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter to jobs@balebreaker.com with the subject line “Packaging Technician”.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bale Breaker Brewing Company strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Tasting Room Attendant2019-05-21T14:36:19-07:00

Position/Title: Tasting Room Attendant

Job Location: Grandview, Washington

Company: Yakima Valley College

Type of Work: Part Time, Typically Fridays 2:00 – 5:30 pm and Saturdays 10:30 -5:30 pm

Hourly Wage: $12.50/hour

Description:

Yakima Valley College has an immediate opening for a part-time Tasting Room Attendant at its Teaching Winery in Grandview, Washington. We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic staff for part-time opportunities.

Job Summary:

Work as part of a team to support Tasting Room operations in a manner that ensures a rich consumer experience, builds consumer loyalty, and reflects the brand essence. Principal functions include cash register operations, product knowledge, product presentations, sales, and service. Employees may be required to work special events, which require extended hours and a flexible schedule.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare Tasting Room for daily openings and closings
  • Present selected wines for tasting
  • Assist consumers with their purchases
  • Act as an informed resource for consumers regarding winemaking, winegrowing, wine vintages, availability of products, and brand awards/accolades
  • Operate cash registers/POS System and credit card terminals accurately and efficiently
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be/have:

  • A quick learner who thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong customer service, organizational & communication skills
  • Experience in Retail or Hospitality Industry a plus.
  • Cash register experience & knowledge of wines a plus
  • 21+ years of age and able to lift 40 pounds on a regular basis

Contact Trent Ball tball@yvcc.edu 509.882.7007 to apply.

Summer internships – WSU2019-02-19T15:28:23-07:00

This summer WSU has 9 summer internships related to sustainable horticulture and food processing available to undergraduates across the state. Interns will be provided with housing and paid a $4,500 stipend for the duration of their intern. This is a great opportunity for community and technical college students to be involved in research and extension activities with WSU faculty and graduate students.

More information on the programs and how to apply can be found here: https://foodsystems.wsu.edu/reeu-internship/

Viticulture Internship – Zirkle Fruit2019-01-25T17:17:16-07:00

Viticulture Internship currently available with Zirkle Fruit Company. Start date can be March of 2019.

To provide hands-on experience in the wine industry specifically data collection as it pertains to viticulture.  This position is based out of Sunnyside and Mattawa and may last through October, depending upon candidate’s schedule.

The tasks may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bud counts.
  • Cluster counts and cluster weights.
  • Leaf blade sampling.
  • Leaf indexing.
  • Harvest samples.
  • Pest and disease monitoring and documentation.
  • Data entry.
  • Operate an ATV. (Training provided.)

Candidate must have the following:

  • Valid driver’s license. Must be able to operate company vehicle without restrictions.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and take direction both verbally and in written form.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Must be 18 years old.

Pay rate will depend upon experience.

Please send resume or questions to LizS@ZirkleFruit.com.

Tree Top Internship – Selah2019-05-06T10:11:58-07:00

Are you seeking a paid Internship with a strong company where you will be mentored and gain invaluable experience?  If yes, then Tree Top has an exciting opportunity for you at our Selah plant in Selah, WA.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a college/university pursuing an Operations Management, Engineering, or Business degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The incumbent should have a strong motivation to build their career in their field of study.

This full-time, paid Internship will begin in May/June 2019. Start/end dates are flexible to meet school schedule.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Exposure to manufacturing facility, quality, production, and food safety aspects of industry
  • Gain a better understanding of collective bargaining, customers, products, purchasing, sanitation, and safe quality foods (SQF)
  • Fundamentals of Management – Supervision of employees, delegation, paperwork, and daily operations
  • Evaluate, update and/or write standard operating procedures (SOPs) for equipment and processes, employee training manuals, process flow diagrams (PFDs), supervisor handbook
  • Provide manufacturing information and provide recommendations on best practices and improvements by researching, compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data.
  • Create and revise systems, procedures, paperwork and processes by analyzing operating practices and recommending changes
  • Intern will spend time working in all areas of the plant, with at least 2-4 weeks focused within their educational discipline for professional development.

APPLICATION PROCESS
As part of your application, please be sure to include: (1) A cover letter describing your research interests and career goals, (2) A copy of your resume, (3) A copy of your transcript, and (4) Two professional letters of references (i.e., professors, counselors, prior employers, etc.).

Open: October 18, 2018 
Deadline: Until filled with interviews generally beginning February 2019

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this job with reasonable accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the department/division to accommodate the limitation.

Tree Top is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.

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Viticulture Internship-Mercer Ranches2019-01-25T17:03:25-07:00

About Us:

Formed in 1959, Mercer Ranches is a fifth-generation family lead, diversified agricultural company located high above the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills of South Eastern Washington.  We are a leader in high tech, sustainable agriculture and viticulture.  Our agricultural products include carrots, potatoes, onions, corn, organics and wine grapes along with several other custom grown crops.  We also operate our award-winning family winery, Mercer Estates, along with a custom crush and wine making operation.

Position: Viticulture Internship

Description: The Viticulture Intern will assist with vineyard activities and data collection including:

  • Bud counts, cluster counts, vine counts and cluster weights for yield estimation
  • Executing vineyard research trials
  • Pest, disease, and phenology scouting
  • Monitoring for water stress
  • Leaf and cluster sampling
  • Quality assurance of vineyard operations, canopy management, and vineyard sprays

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work in inclement weather and extreme temperatures up to 95 degrees
  • Able to operate an ATV while collecting data
  • Able to walk at least a mile per day on sandy, steep, and uneven terrain

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license
  • Good attitude and eager to help when and where needed
  • Available to work 8-10-hour days up to 6 days a week

Preferred Requirements

  • Graduated or graduating soon with a degree in Viticulture & Enology or related field
  • Previous experience working with deciduous crops
  • Familiarity with GPS

If you are ready to start your career with a proven, respected, and expanding family owned company, please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@mercerranches.com

Lab Internship – Full-Time SMWE2019-01-03T20:10:34-07:00

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Job Details

Description

Essential Functions:

  • Follow All Safety Procedures set forth by the SMWE Environmental Health & Safety Department
  • Track all Work Orders In a computer based Maintenance Management System
  • Follow all maintenance schedules set forth by the Maintenance Planner and Supervisor
  • Initiate and Participate in discussions for future projects and Maintenance Schedules to enhance production efficiencies pertinent to the operation of all SMWE facilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Bend and install conduit
  • Advanced knowledge of Motor Control systems ranging from mechanical starters to VFD and PLC controlled system
  • Program and troubleshoot variable frequency drives
  • Trouble shoot, Repair and Maintain all plant electrical systems to include 110v 1P and up to 480v 3P systems.
  • Trouble shoot, Repair and Maintain 24VDC PLC control systems to include installation
  • Perform routine Mechanical Preventative Maintenance throughout the plant to include Winery Juice processing Machinery and Bottling Lines

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Perform miscellaneous and emergency repairs set forth by the Maintenance Supervisor

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed indoors in an industrial plant setting in temperatures of 60-65 degrees and outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Exposure to hazard chemicals
  • Will wear personal protective equipment

Physical Requirements:

  • Walk, stand, bend/stoop, squat, kneel, climb, twist, push heavy objects, pull/jerk objects, work at heights, waist and below waist level, lift up to 50 lbs.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required, two year degree from technical school preferred.
  • Must hold current LME or Journeyman electrical card
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age (Alcohol)
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and troubleshoot problems using those schematics.
  • Ability to work independently maintaining a positive working relationships in a team environment.
  • Ability to work extended hours during harvest & peak periods to include rotating shift work and weekends.
  • 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.

EEO Statement Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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) 875-4374

Qualifications

Behaviors

Required

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Motivations

Required

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Education

Preferred

Some college or better in Biology or related field.

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Temporary Winery Production Worker SMWE2019-01-03T20:10:39-07:00

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Job Details

Description

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for work station, bringing materials to production line, removing product and raw materials as directed by operator or lead person.
  • Operate all bottling line equipment in accordance with safety guidelines and quality control standards.
  • Maintain accurate supply inventories.
  • Perform maintenance and sanitation on all bottling line equipment.
  • Operate equipment with a commitment to product quality and production efficiency.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Interact well with peers and management creating an atmosphere of teamwork and participation.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Temperature controlled warehouse, 55 degrees F.
  • Frequent exposure to moving equipment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. repeatedly for up to 4 hours or carry up to 60 lbs. intermittently.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time – up to a full shift.
  • Twisting.
  • Lot of time spent looking down.
  • Ability to walk and stand on concrete for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to stand, squat, kneel, bend at waist, push, pull, drag, and climb stairs repeatedly.
  • Ability to work shift work.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency required.
  • Must be 21 years of age (Alcohol).
  • One year previous experience in a production environment is desirable.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds intermittently.
  • Must be available to work variable (10-12) hour shift schedules.
  • Requires some knowledge or experience in the general maintenance of mechanical equipment.
  • Able to work within a diverse workforce to meet daily and weekly production targets.

Qualifications

Skills

Required

English

Advanced

Behaviors

Required

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Required

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Education

Required

High School or better.

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Viticulture Internship – Full-Time SMWE2019-01-03T20:10:47-07:00

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Job Details

Description

Essential Duties:

• Accurately collect viticulture field data which can include, but is not limited to:
o Pest and disease levels and damage assessments
o Cluster counts, cluster weights
o Vine counts, vine weights
o Shoot elongation measurements
o Soil sampling
o Petiole sampling
o Collection of fruit samples (If working through harvest)
o Utilizes technology to obtain vineyard data
o Will occasionally provide assistance with research 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 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

Qualifications:

• Must be at least 18 years of age
• H.S. diploma or equivalent
• Must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
• Completed degree or currently enrolled in a plant science or related field preferred
• 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 (Bilingual candidates a plus)
• Ability to work autonomously
• Ability to work extended hours
• Ability to work in extreme and varying 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 509-875-4270.

Qualifications

Skills

Required: English, Novice

Behaviors

Required: Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Required: Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Education

Preferred: Some college or better in Agriculture or related field.

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G.S. Long: Internships & Full-Time Positions2018-12-07T17:06:04-07:00

G.S. Long: Internships & Full Time Positions

G.S. Long Co. is an agricultural chemical and fertilizer retailer headquartered in Yakima, WA that has been family owned and operated since 1980. We service the major tree fruit and vine growing districts of Central Washington, with outlets in Yakima, Wenatchee, and Hood River, OR. We provide our customer base with consulting services, crop protection, nutritional inputs, and product delivery. G.S. Long Co. was founded on customer service and we pride ourselves in being a
customer service orientated company.

Job Responsibilities

Full Time Position:

  • Entry level field position, working with and supporting current crop consultants.
    In house training program includes scouting and hands on field experience.

Seasonal Internship:

  • Setting, Maintaining, Monitoring, and Recording all relevant data related to insect pheromone traps.
  • Field scouting in tree fruit, wine grapes, or hops to aid consultants with their client base.

Qualifications

  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Recent Graduate
  • Majoring in Agricultural and Food Systems, Ag Technology and Production Management, Fruit and Vegetable Management, Organic Ag Systems, Viticulture and Enology, or Related Ag Science.
  • Excellent communication skills to work with co-workers and growers.
  • Ability to work independently, be a self starter, and complete required tasks in a timely manner.
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • Ability to operate a four wheeler ATV
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Ability to pass a drug test is required

Schedule

  • Spring/Summer of 2019
  • Primarily Monday through Friday, Average 40 hours per week. Saturday work may be required during busy season.
  • A company vehicle and four wheeler is provided
  • Competitive wages offered.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Leroy Groeneweg
P.O. Box 9783
Yakima, WA 98909
leroy@gslong.com

Viticulture Internship – 20192018-10-22T23:04:19-07:00

The Viticulture Technician is an important contributing member of the Viticulture team. The position is with a large vineyard operation in Grandview Washington. We are seeking individuals who are enrolled in, or recently completed a Viticulture degree program and are looking for opportunities to gain more experience in the industry. The Viticulture Tech will be working closely with the Viticulture team throughout the growing season.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in miscellaneous special projects
  • Using hand held technology to collect observations and field data
  • Monitoring vineyards in many AVA’s for pest, disease, and other cultural practices
  • Collect and enter data for crop estimates (vine harvesting, cluster counting and weighing)

Requirements:

  • Investigative skill set
  • ATV operation experience
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Be able to lift and move at least 40 pounds
  • Working extended hours outdoors in the elements
  • The ability to read, understand, and write in English
  • Communicates well (via in person, text, email, phone)
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently
  • Formal education in viticulture or 2 years’ experience in the vineyard
  • Ability to use a computer with working knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Workload may change week to week, but it will typically be full-time (40 hrs.)

We have several Viticulture internship positions available from May through October. International applications welcome. Please apply by emailing your cover letter, resume and contact information to our Viticulturist at Northwest.Viticulture@gmail.com

Openings at Odom Corporation2018-08-29T16:25:55-07:00

The Odom Corporation employs over 1,600 people. Each person contributes to the success of the organization through their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. There are many exciting opportunities at The Odom Corporation available to individuals who want something different each day and are willing to work hard and provide excellent customer service to our external and internal customers.

We offer an excellent benefit package which includes health, dental, vision, 401k, and many others.

The Odom Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • 46 Open Roles
  • Across Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington
  • Includes
    • A/P Specialist – Trade
    • A/R Credit Administrator
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Cash Management Administrative Assistant
    • Category Manager
    • Collections Specialist
    • Data Management Specialist
    • Delivery Driver – CDL
    • District Sales Manager – Beer/NA’s
    • Merchandiser – Beer/Wine/Spirits
    • Night Warehouse Supervisor
    • Sales Representative – Beer/NA’s
    • Staff Accountant

Apply online