Seasonal Viticulture Technician Intern

May 13, 2024
$22 / hour
Urgent
Application ends: June 30, 2024
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Job Description

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers is a proud member of the B Corp Certified community and one of the fastest-growing wineries in California. With operations in Larkspur, Parlier/Reedley, and Paso Robles, CA, we were founded with a simple idea from our founder, Jeff O’Neill: that great wines should be enjoyed by all. We believe those wines must be of exceptional quality centered around our core belief that doing the right thing for our employees, consumers, partners, and the planet is key to a sustainable future. Our award-winning portfolio of brands delivers on our core values, meeting consumers where they are. These brands include Line 39, Harken Chardonnay, Rabble Wines, Charles Woodson’s Intercept, FitVine Wine, Robert Hall Winery, Allegro Cellars, BrandyLab, and Javelin Vodka.

THIS ROLE: The Viticulture Technician Intern provides support to the Grower Relations representative leading up to and during the harvest season. We have positions based in Fresno (1), Paso Robles (2), and North Valley (2). This seasonal internship typically runs from May to November.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

*Grape brix sampling, scouting, and cluster counting in vineyards from Monterey to Santa Barbara
*Prepare and analyze grape, juice samples
*Collecting and preparing grape samples at various vineyards
*Assist with vineyard trials and data collection
*Deliver grape samples to the lab daily (depending on location)
* Vineyard and grape health monitoring: virus, disease, pathogens, insects, and weeds
* Other projects and duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

* Bachelor’s degree or upper-division coursework in Viticulture and agricultural sciences, or in the process thereof
* Must be dependable and flexible for working varying shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays
* Proficient written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work independently and communicate well
* Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

CULTURAL BEHAVIORS:

O’Neill team members are Forward Thinkers. Hard Working without Drama. Friendly Problem Solvers who work as One Team to Always Deliver.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

*Ability to lift 40 lbs.
*The position requires significant travel between vineyards.
*Must be able to walk and drive for long periods of time
*Primary work activities are in the environmental elements
*The employee is exposed to wet or humid conditions
*Exposed to inclement seasonal weather, summer heat, cold weather, rain

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Vineyards, work vehicle, laboratory. Primary work activities are in environmental elements.

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.