Harvest Intern (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )


  Benton-Lane Winery

  Monroe, Oregon

Benton-Lane Winery is seeking enthusiastic full time and part time seasonal interns to join our production staff for bottling and the 2020 harvest. We focus on producing premium Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay from our 140-acre vineyard in Monroe, OR. Harvest Interns will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, participating in all aspects of winemaking, from primary processing to barrel filling, and bottling. We are seeking team members that take initiative and are willing to perform cellar tasks needed for smooth operation of our facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•  General sanitation of winery - equipment and barrels.
•  Assist in receiving, weighing, sorting and processing fruit.
•  Pump operation.
•  Performing punch downs.
•  Transfer of wine and juice from tank to tank.
•  Removing pomace from tanks and press.
•  Barrel filling and topping.
•  Other cellar work as assigned.
•  Fork Lift experience preferred but not required.

•  Currently studying or degreed in Enology/Viticulture or related field preferred but not required.
•  Prior experience in agriculture, farming or wine making preferred but not required.
•  Strong verbal communication skills.
•  Comfortable working in a team or individually on tasks.
•  Interest in learning, willingness to ask questions.
•  Ability to follow standard operating procedures and safety protocols.

Physical Requirements:
•  Work 8 to 12 hours per day or as required in a physically-demanding environment. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays.
•  Ability to lift 50 lbs.
•  Ability to perform physically demanding tasks outdoors in changing weather conditions.
•  Able to stand for long periods of time.
•  Requires the ability to sit bend, stoop, twist, and walk over uneven surfaces.
•  Manual dexterity sufficient to use a variety of hand tools without experiencing abnormal strain.

Time Frame/Working Hours:
This position begins August 2020 and will complete in November 2020.
Work will usually begin around 7:00 AM; though harvest conditions require flexibility, can include partial shifts and weekends.
Part time positions may be available for students of Enology, Viticulture, and/or any other related field of study.

This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Huneeus Vintners LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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