E.&J. Gallo Winery
Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?
Named a Glassdoor Best Places to Work three years in row, we couldn't be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us! Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing
WASHINGTON GROWER RELATIONS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (3-6 MONTHS)
LOCATION: SUNNYSIDE, WA
Grower Relations Description
Since joining the Washington wine industry in 2012, E. & J. Gallo Winery has maintained long term contracts with our growers in Ancient Lakes, the Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, and the Columbia Valley AVA’s. Our Grower Relations Department manages and oversees these contracts, ensuring that the fruit from these diverse regions supports the needs of our growing Premium wine programs for Columbia Winery, located in Sunnyside, Washington.
Over eighty years ago, with humble beginnings, brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began E. & J. Gallo Winery. Today, we are the world's largest family-owned winery. We distribute wines to over 90 countries and are the largest exporter of California wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery employs a creative and talented team of more than 5,000 people. We truly believe that the contributions of our employees are what make our Winery a dominant force in the ever-growing wine industry. The Winery joined the Washington state wine business in 2012 and the team is very excited to be growing there as well. If you want to work with great people and enjoy a career in a dynamic industry expected to double in the next 10 years, see what opportunities await you at E. & J. Gallo Winery!
The Grower Relations Internship Program is searching for qualified candidates to fill 3-6 month positions (June-November) within our Grower Relations Department. Coastal Winegrowing/Grower Relations strives to procure the highest quality wine grapes while matching demand for our wide array of wines. Interns will support the many different functions of our Grower Relations team, and will gain valuable experience in the following areas: GIS/map building and analysis, grower outreach, crop estimation, pest and disease scouting, harvest scheduling and delivery coordination. The intern’s essential functions are as follows:
- Support all Grower Relations operations.
- Create and maintain reports to track yield estimation, grape maturity and phenology activity.
- Use GPS technology and the Geographical Information System to implement precision farming and map vineyard infrastructure.
- Participate in pest and disease scouting and help draft treatment thresholds for specific pests.
- Assist with harvest activities including maturity sampling, harvest equipment preparation and quality control of fruit.
- High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
- Currently enrolled at a college or university with a major in Agriculture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Hydrology, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science, Land Resource Management, Forestry Resource Management, Ag-Business, Business Administration, Winemaking, Biology, Ag Policy, Horticulture, Chemistry, Enology, Food Science, Viticulture, Ag Science or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Hydrology, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science, Land Resource Management, Forestry Resource Management, Ag Business, Business Administration, Winemaking, Biology, Ag Policy, Horticulture, Chemistry, Enology, Food Science, Viticulture or Ag Science.
- Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs.
- Required to climb fixed stairs with handrails and vertical ladders with hoop cages to a height of 12 feet inspecting wine surfaces and on top of grape trucks inspecting loads.
- Valid driver’s license. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
- Driving to and from varying ranch locations is required.
- The position requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
- Junior or Senior class standing at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in the above areas of study.
- Skilled at working with individuals from diverse and varied backgrounds.
- General viticulture knowledge
- Grape pest and disease identification.
- Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Excel, Statistical Analysis (MiniTab, SAS), GPS Mapping and ArcView at a basic level.
- Basic ability to speak and understand Spanish.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
- Inside/Outside conditions: During crush, work estimated at 80% (50 Hours a week) outside with weather of varying types. Work will be performed on weekends, early mornings and some evenings.
- Required to work mostly outside in Dusty/Hot /Cold/Rainy conditions.
- Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs. Noise levels may vary. Occasional situations where ear protection is required.
- Required to work at heights of 12 feet, on tops of tanks inspecting wine surfaces and on top of grape trucks inspecting loads.
Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.
Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Yakima
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