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Grower Relations Internship
Duration: July - December 2024
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
Grower Relations strives to produce the highest quality wine grapes recommending technologically advanced production techniques while building strong business relationships with the grower community. Interns will support our Grower Relations teams with mapping vineyard mapping and spatial analyses using GIS, crop estimation, pest and disease scouting, fruit sampling for yield and quality, coordination for harvest scheduling and delivery, and grower outreach and education.
What You Will Do:
Use GIS technology to recommend precision-farming practices and map vineyard infrastructure.
Scout pests and diseases and help establish treatment thresholds for specific pests.
Assist with harvest activities including maturity sampling, harvest equipment preparation and quality control of mechanically and hand-harvested fruit.
Support field demonstration plots and other grower education activities.
Hiring Salary Range Posted: $22.50 - $23.50 / hour
Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.
Perks & Benefits
In addition to the salary, this position may be eligible for bonuses and incentive plans, as applicable.
What You Will Need
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 the essential functions.
Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business; OR have obtained a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business.
Available for the entire duration of the internship program area(s) of interest.
Strong applied technical skills and analytical problem-solving skills.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Candidates for this position must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver's license or appropriate state driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Reliable transportation to and from work.
Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs. when necessary.
Requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
Required to be 21 years of age.
Min Quals Standard
Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.
What Will Set You Apart
Junior or Senior class standing at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor's degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business; OR working towards a Master's degree in the school of Life Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences or Business.
Excellent organizational and team skills and experience managing multiple assignments.
Comfortable in a manufacturing environment.
Mechanical inclination and an aptitude for design of equipment and manufacturing processes.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Inside/Outside conditions: During crush, work estimated at least 50% (but not limited to) outside with weather of varying types.
Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.
Wet/Slippery conditions vary and may include work in rain.
Noise levels may vary. Occasional situations where ear protection is required.
Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
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Requisition ID: 103350
Gallo's policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees and not to discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision making, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nor will Gallo discriminate based on a perception that an individual has any of the foregoing characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
Gallo will comply with state and local laws prohibit discrimination for lawful out-of-work behavior, such as off-duty use of cannabis away from the workplace (subject to federal and state law exceptions), the existence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids as determined by a drug screening test (subject to federal and state law exceptions).
We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consis...
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