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R & D Enologist Intern

Delicato Family Wines

Manteca, CA

Job Description:

Position Purpose

Under General Supervision, the Harvest Research & Development (R & amp;D) Enologist Intern is responsible in assisting in all aspects of research wine production focusing on daily winemaking operations. The intern will help support all R&D experiments that will produce higher quality wines, develop wine styles that will meet customer requirements, and create greater operational processing efficiencies.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

•  Assists in all aspects of small-lot wine production, from vineyard harvesting/sampling to bottling
•  Informs R&D Winemaker when winemaking and fermentation issues arise
•  Collects, submits, and analyzes R&D samples for analysis
•  Cleans and maintains research and development equipment
•  Participates in daily R&D fermentation sampling and wine tasting
•  Maintains a clean work environment
•  Understands, follows, and implements safety procedures
•  Properly handles and maintains chemicals
•  Accurately records and documents data, inputs data for Delicato compliance

*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

•  Bachelor's degree in Enology or a related science such as chemistry or biochemistry preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•  Strong organizational skills
•  Strong reading, writing, communication and mathematical skills
•  Solid winemaking theory, wine sensory, communication/presentation and organizational skills
•  Ability to work under pressure during harvest with many different people and departments
•  Must be able to work extended hours during the harvest season and rotating shifts throughout the year

Working Conditions

•  Most activities take place in lab, office or winery environment
•  In the lead up to harvest, some vineyard visits will be performed where the temperatures may reach 100F

Work Standards

•  Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
•  Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
•  Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
•  Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Non-Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $19.00 to $21.00. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.

Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Saturday, June 15th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
$19.OO ‍−‌ $21.OO
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