Sigh…If only I weren’t already gainfully employed. Oh well. For those of you waking up on this Monday morning, here’s your eno job delivered to your email inbox with you first cup of coffee (or if you’re just curious about what it takes to get into the industry):
- Position/Title: Seasonal Interns Job Location: King City, CA (Cheap rent!)
- Job Category: Winemaking and Production (I like drinking wine. Making wine must be fun too!)
- Date Posted: Monday, June 4th
- Company: Monterey Wine Company
- Type of Work: Seasonal
Description: The Monterey Wine Company is seeking enthusiastic Seasonal Interns to join our production staff for the 2012 harvest, starting in September and ending in mid-November or beyond. You will participate in all aspects of winemaking from grape to barrel/tank following standard operating procedures. We offer state of the art technology with many new winemaking technologies/equipment, and an opportunity for exposure to different winemaking styles (You’ll be able to ‘wow’ your friends at cocktail parties!). You will be asked to perform cellar tasks in a fast-paced environment. (Always a marketable skill down the road.)
Job Description Summary: Shift management during the harvest season. Assist the Management Team with of all aspects of harvest, including fruit intake, fermentation management, pressing, barreling, logistical flow, personnel management, etc. • Perform cellar duties, including operating equipment, racking, pump over wine, forklift operation, and operate crush equipment, etc. • Carry out proper sanitation techniques for cleaning, sanitizing and storing winery equipment as well as the operational set-ups for routine winery work, such as wine and juice transfers, filtrations and tank preparations. • Properly and accurately complete work orders and other tracking documents in WMDB. • Follow standard operating procedures in the performance of all cellar activities to ensure that maximum productivity and wine quality goals are achieved. • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures. • Other duties as assigned (Hey…wait just a minute. I have this in my job description too. What, exactly, does this catch-all mean? Cuz my job certainly doesn’t involve making wine.)
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: 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, skills, experience and/or abilities required:
• BS Degree in Enology, Winemaking or related field. (I like wine. Does that count? My career counselor never told me about a BS in wine. I blame her.) • Ability to think both analytically and subjectively(check) • Computer literacy in software applications MS Word and Excel required (check, check – I’m a freaky Excel genius. Should make up for my lack of ENO degree.) Experience in WMDB (? I know what WMDs are – and Iraq ain’t got none. I don’t know what the ‘B’ is…) • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written. Fluent in English (Czech) • Strong organizational and time management skills (Check). Attention to detail (Check) Ability to multi task (as long as there are no distractions – like a nice glass of good wine – check) • Ability to adapt and be flexible within a changing work environment (Check). Willing to work flexible and extended hours when necessary (graveyard shift during harvest) (Do you get to take home wine as a bonus?) • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner that works positively with clients, customers, co-workers and management (Check) • Two (2) years experience working in a winery (Visiting? I’ve got 6+ years!); Two (2) years leading or supervising others preferred (Check) • Demonstrated excellent sensory skills. (Huh?) • Demonstrated ability to supervise, lead or motivate others; to work independently or as a team (Check). Must obtain legal authority to work in the United States Shared Housing and transportation may be provided E.O.E. Contact Information: Monterey Wine Company apply for this job.
Go forth, my friends! Apply! Make my 2012 wine!