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Assitant Viticulturist

Colinas Farming Co.

Rutherford, CA

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Job Description:

Assistant Viticulturist
Colinas Farming Company
Rutherford, CA
COMPANY: Colinas Farming Company is a well-established vineyard management company. Founded in 1975, we have many long-term employees who have worked with us for over 40 years. Come and join our family at Colinas Farming Company.

POSITION: Assistant Viticulturist

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the Viticulturist with data collection and analysis; including but not limited to the following:
- Pest and disease scouting and reporting
- Assist with crop estimates by supervising and analyzing cluster count and weight sampling
- Assist in collecting brix samples and other harvest data and tasks
- Assist in supervising data collection on a number of vineyard trials being conducted
- Conduct crew quality control inspections
- Communicate on a regular basis with the vineyard management team on operating activities and applications.
- Provide input on vineyard operations and strategies
- Assist with conducting safety-trainings to ensure field compliance with labor laws and other regulatory requirements. Monitor safety and health related practices in the field
- Assist in managing and developing vineyard pesticide work-orders.
- Assist in frost, harvest, and spray season during day and night shifts.
- Work with vineyard management team to research equipment and technologies to improve or enhance farming operations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK CONDITIONS;
•  Must have a valid CA driver’s license with a clean DMV record and be able to show proof of insurance.
•  AS degree or higher in related field or equivalent experience.
•  QAL or PCA a plus.
•  Spanish fluency is highly recommended.
•  Will require working outside in all weather conditions.
•  Must be available to work long hours, with possible night shifts during peak seasons.
•  Ability to work up to 6 days a week for 8-10 consecutive hours outdoors.
•  Maybe exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, chemicals, fertilizers, and exposure to hot and cold weather.
•  Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.

Job Type:
Full Time
Compensation:
$28-35 per hour plus overtime pay and a competitive benefits package.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, January 24th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Associate
Compensation:
$28-35 / hr