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Job Description:

About Us:
Union Wine Company is a community-oriented industrial winery in Tualatin, Oregon. We care more about the wine you drink than the glass you drink it in, no white tablecloths here. Fussiness bores us. Innovation excites us. And bringing great wine – whether it be in bottles or cans – to the table, picnic blanket or chairlift – is what drives us each and every day.

We’re a close-knit team that operates on a simple set of values: work hard, be kind, laugh often, be responsible, act with honesty and integrity, don’t take yourself too seriously and treat others with respect. We don’t stop there though. We have a huge amount of respect for our planet and the bounty it gives us year-in and year-out. Union Wine Co. is LIVE certified, our Amity Vineyard is Salmon Safe, we’re volunteering time to clean a section of the Clackamas River and are a certified B-Corp company. If you care about the planet, you’ll be in good company at Union.

About Our
Winery: Union Wine Company is situated between Portland and the Willamette Valley wine country. Our warehouse-winery is affectionately known as the Industrial Chateau where we’ve experienced rapid growth: In the past ten years, we’ve grown from scrappy little winery into what feels like a well-oiled 6,000-ton winery. While most of this growth has come in the form of the brand Underwood, our other brands continue to remain in focus. These include Kings Ridge, Christopher Michael, Alchemist, and Amity Vineyards.

We’re looking for qualified applicants of all backgrounds and identities to join us for the 2024 harvest. Union Wine Company is committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best and most rewarding work of your career.

Job summary: Through the course of your time here, you will experience many aspects unique to an Oregon winery while learning from our winemaking and production team. Harvest commences in late-August or early-September and concludes at the end of October or early November. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•  Forklift operations
•  Rigorous cleaning and sanitation
•  Juice and wine racking
•  Strong interpersonal & teamwork skills
•  Cap management of fermenting tanks
•  Press and pump operation
•  Filtration
•  Juice and wine additions
•  Following and observing all safe cellar policies
•  Other duties assigned by supervisor

Fringe benefits include lunches, quality swag, rain gear, Coava Coffee, fermented beverages and of course US Dollars.

The job won’t be easy. 6,200 tons of fruit won’t harvest itself. To reach that goal, each person must have:
•  Unwavering passion (or at least a genuine curiosity) for wine
•  No problem working long hours
•  Ability to Lift 50lbs (22.7kg)
•  Comfortable in confined spaces
•  A deep holster full of calculated humor
•  Self-transportation
•  Ability to listen
•  No fear of getting a little wet & dirty
•  Ability to thrive in beautiful and not so beautiful weather
•  A penchant for a little bit of organized chaos
•  Ability to locate/secure housing with help of company staff

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to changes in temperature, indoor and outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Whether it’s your first harvest or twentieth, anyone with a good attitude is bound to be a successful part of the wine creation process. In all seriousness, most of our full-time production crew accessed those positions through our harvest intern program.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, May 2nd
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
Job Level:

Contact Information:

Union Wine Company
Ellie Richey