Harvest Enologist- La Crema Winery

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General Description of Duties - Daytime Harvest Enologist

Under the general direction of the Winemaker, this position will provide technical and supervisory support to the winemaking team during harvest.

Specific Duties:

  • Assist in organizing cellar operations, specifically punch down and pumpover scheduling.
  • Support the winemaking team with work order writing and data entry.
  • Implement technical and research programs and ensure that all procedural and quality control measures are adhered to.
  • Assist Winemaker in maintaining accurate computer records for all internal wine movements and inventories.
  • Arrange and participate in regular sensory evaluation trials.
  • Special projects as assigned by supervisor.

Background and Experience

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field.
  • Experience in laboratory/wine production required.  Supervisory experience and knowledge of current viticulture research and literature preferred. 
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and possess strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Word and Excel are required.
  • The position requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, occasionally reach with hands and arms, occasionally sit, walk, climb, stoop, or kneel, as well as be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Candidate must successfully pass a Post-Offer Pre-Employment Physical and drug screen.
General Description of Duties - Night Shift 

Under the general direction of the Winemaker, this position will provide technical and supervisory support to the winemaking team during harvest during Night Shift.                                                                                                              

Specific Duties:                                                                                                            

  • Ensure work is carried out as per protocols and that all procedural and quality control measures are adhered to.
  • Provide winemaking support to night Shift.
  • Be the liaison with daytime winemakers and report any problems-issues as needed.
  • Assist in organizing cellar operations, specifically punch down and pumpover scheduling.
  • Support the winemaking team with work order writing and data entry.
  • Assist Winemaker in maintaining accurate computer records for all internal wine movements and inventories.
  • Understand company policies for injury response and emergency room visits if needed.   Special projects as assigned by supervisor.                                                                                          

Background and Experience

  • Supervisory/team leader experience.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Enology, Fermentation Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field.
  • Experience in laboratory/wine production required.  Supervisory experience and knowledge of current viticulture research and literature preferred.
  • Well organized, detail oriented, and possess strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Word and Excel are required.
  • The position requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, occasionally reach with hands and arms, occasionally sit, walk, climb, stoop, or kneel, as well as be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Candidate must successfully pass a Post-Offer Pre-Employment Physical and drug screen. 

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