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Viticulture Intern

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Prosser, WA

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Job Description:

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world. As a result, our wines are a force for gatherings and conversations to serve the well-being of our consumers, our communities and our land. This approach has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers outstanding and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates for a Viticulture Intern to join our team at 14 Hands Winery in Prosser, Washington. This person will have learning opportunities and practical training through hands-on participation related to Viticulture to promote processional development with a commitment to pursue excellence.

Duration of the internship May 2023- September 2023 (flexible in accordance to university course schedule).

What you will do:

•  Accurately collect viticulture field data which can include, but is not limited to:
•  Pest and disease levels and damage assessment
•  Cluster counts, cluster weights
•  Vine Counts, vine weights
•  Shoot elongation measurements
•  Soil Sampling
•  Petiole Sampling
•  Collection of fruit samples (if working harvest).
•  Utilizes technology to obtain vineyard data.
•  Will occasionally help with research projects within the vineyards.
•  Perform other related duties as assigned
•  Work is performed primarily in the vineyards with varying weather conditions.
•  Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
•  Must be able to operate an ATV on rough terrain for extended periods of time.
•  Perform repetitive tasks.

What you will bring:

•  Must be at least 18 years of age
•  Must have a valid drivers license and 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 verbal and written
•  Ability to manage time and prioritize workload
•  Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English (Bilingual a plus)
•  Ability to work autonomously.
•  Ability to work extended hours.

Who you are:

•  You are curious and continuously learn and grow your capabilities.
•  You respect and value the power of conversation to bring people together, learn and solve problems.
•  You value inclusion and work to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and every voice is heard.
•  You are innovative and have the courage to pursue new ideas.
•  You make an impact by being bold and taking action.

We believe in developing the leadership skills of our employees by providing opportunities for training, development and advancement.

In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary. Housing stipends may be available.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's "Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law" poster.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, November 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Internship/Seasonal
Reference No:
VITIC002774