R&D Enologist Intern

May 8, 2024
$19 - $21 / hour
Urgent
Application ends: June 30, 2024
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Job Description

Position Purpose

Under General Supervision, the Harvest Research & Development (R & amp;D) Enologist Intern is responsible in assisting in all aspects of research wine production focusing on daily winemaking operations. The intern will help support all R&D experiments that will produce higher quality wines, develop wine styles that will meet customer requirements, and create greater operational processing efficiencies.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

• Assists in all aspects of small-lot wine production, from vineyard harvesting/sampling to bottling
• Informs R&D Winemaker when winemaking and fermentation issues arise
• Collects, submits, and analyzes R&D samples for analysis
• Cleans and maintains research and development equipment
• Participates in daily R&D fermentation sampling and wine tasting
• Maintains a clean work environment
• Understands, follows, and implements safety procedures
• Properly handles and maintains chemicals
• Accurately records and documents data, inputs data for Delicato compliance

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Enology or a related science such as chemistry or biochemistry preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Strong organizational skills
• Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills
• Solid winemaking theory, wine sensory, communication/presentation and organizational skills
• Ability to work under pressure during harvest with many different people and departments
• Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year

Working Conditions

• Most activities take place in lab, office or winery environment
• In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F

Work Standards

• Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
• Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
• Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
• Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Non-Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $19.00 to $21.00. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate’s qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.

Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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