Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1429

Laboratory Internship
Full Time
E.&J. Gallo Winery
cloverdale, CA, San Miguel, CA, St. Helena, Napa, CA, Healdsburg, CA or San Luis Obispo, CA
E. & J. Gallo Winery owns and operates over ten premium wineries across California and in Washington, producing brands such as Louis M. Martini, William Hill, Apothic, Edna Valley, Talbott, Frei Brothers, Columbia, Souverain, and Denner. We value teamwork, innovative problem solving, and integrity. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to support production from grape to wine in beautiful wine country.

August 2024
December 2024
What You Will Do

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Essential Functions

The Harvest Laboratory Internship Program is searching for qualified candidates to fill fourteen 5-6 month positions (approximately July through December). Our harvest lab interns will have the opportunity to interface with all levels of the company, including production, laboratory and winemaking staff in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment. The intern’s essential functions include, but are not limited to (varies by location):

Assist in lab blends, fining trials, monitoring wine health, and sampling.
Execute daily analysis (including yeast and bacteria, Brix, Alcohol, pH, TA, Free & Total SO2, RS, ML, VA, NH3 and NOPA) on grapes, juice and wine in our analytical laboratory.
Sample tanks and barrels to aid in monitoring fermentations.
Complete a project to learn about a specific aspect of winemaking and drive improvements at the winery.

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 in the following areas OR have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in: College of Agriculture, College of Sciences, or College of Engineering (majors in Biomedical, Biological, Environmental, Industrial or Chemical).
Required to lift and move up to 45 lbs.
Required to climb fixed stairs with handrails and vertical ladders with hoop cages to a height of 40 feet.
Required to be 21 years of age or older.
Requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
Required to have reliable transportation to and from work.
Experience computing mathematical formulas and basic computer skills.
Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
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 Fermentation Science, Plant Science, Enology, Food Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Bioscience, Biology, Viticulture, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Winemaking or Chemistry.
Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and teamwork skills.
Classroom experience with standard wine analytical techniques.
Areas of knowledge would include general lab experience with pH meters, titrations, and lab-ware.
Experience with Microsoft Office and database systems (LIMS).

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