Seasonal Viticulture Technician
If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.
We are seeking an individual who is looking for opportunities to gain more experience in the field of Viticulture and Grower Relations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for knowledge and a willingness to learn, with a background in Agriculture, Viticulture or the Wine Industry.
Under direction of the Grower Relations Manager, this position is responsible for collecting and communicating vineyard data from grower’s vineyards as well as mapping, data tracking, and administrative duties. Will also act as the lead in collecting and processing grape samples for harvest.
This is a seasonal position, typically lasting May through October. Schedules are determined on an as needed basis to keep up with grape processing. This may include occasional weekend work, and overtime.
Orient to, map and tag grower vineyards.
Monitor vineyards and record/report data on phenological stage, pests & diseases, irrigation status, vine health and cultural practices.
Collect and record data for estimating crop yields.
Collect, process, and deliver maturity and baseline samples during harvest, coordinate with winery labs for analysis.
Assist with supervising and scheduling harvest sampling crew.
Assist GR Manager with organizing and communicating results.
Make and report sensory observations of grapes in relation to ripeness and harvest timing. Monitor vineyards for potential harvest issues. Participate in training and safety programs to enhance job performance and knowledge.
Personify a culture of personal and community safety
Ability to work from May through end of October
Ability to work various shifts including weekends and overtime
High school education, Bachelor’s degree and/or viticulture/agriculture coursework.
Ability to do basic math, use email, phone app, and read/follow a map.
Excellent organizational and communication skills – oral and written
Experience in computer applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
Valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record.
Previous viticulture/agriculture experience or familiarity with vineyard environment and grape growing
Reliable and strong sense of commitment
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Ability to work well outdoors in prolonged and potentially hot or inclement conditions.
Ability to spend long periods of time standing & walking over rough or uneven terrain, bending, or crouching in vineyards.
Ability to climb stairs and lift 50 lbs.
Able to work a flexible schedule including overtime as requested in order to accommodate the needs of harvest operations.
Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
The salary range for this role is:
$19.00 - $24.00 an hour
This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs.
Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.
Job TypeFull time
Job AreaViticulture & Winemaking
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