Winery Start Up Engineering Internship (July 2024)

Location: Fort Lawn, SC, US

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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Why Gallo
Gallo is proud to be expanding into Chester County, South Carolina! Our Chester County Operations facility will be situated on 630 acres and include bottling and canning capabilities, warehousing, a regional distribution center, and will serve as the eastern hub for our import and export business.

We're approaching 100 years of bold ideas and hard work that unite us in our goal to serve joy in the moments that matter. As a company that has thrived on the simple belief of taking care of our people first, we appreciate and value what matters most to you. We're all about providing some of the best benefits, rewards, and development programs available in your area. We focus on caring and respecting each other, because together, we make growth possible.

At Gallo, we're passionate about bringing our culture to life in Chester County and to building something truly amazing, together.

Chester County Operations | We Serve Joy!

Winery Start Up Engineering Internship

Start Date: July 2024

Duration: 3-6 months 

Location: Fort Lawn, SC 

Application Deadline: October 22, 2023


Gallo’s new facility in Chester County, South Carolina will be an East Coast hub for E. & J. Gallo Winery, with both production and distribution. With a fast-growing Organization, it is necessary for E. & J. Gallo Winery to have cross functional teams involving Engineering, Operations, Product Making, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Vendors for startup projects.


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What You Will Do

The East Coast Engineering Internship Program is searching for appropriate candidates to fill 3-6 month internship positions in Fort Lawn, SC. You will assist in the startup of new packaging lines and expansions. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a production environment and increase your skill base for future employment or graduate school. Working closely with cross functional teams, your essential functions are as follows:

  • Work on system startup and support commissioning, equipment validation and tracking of key performance and quality metrics.
  • Develops equipment set ups, documentation, equipment / material interface, and continuous improvement through learning and implementing the Lean Six Sigma process.
  • Develops critical parameters for equipment and systems. Lead root cause analysis for major unplanned downtime events.
  • Develops and maintains relationship and communications between suppliers, engineers, technical planners, storeroom, mechanics, and production line workers.



  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: $24 - $27 / Hour
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.


Perks & Benefits

  • In addition to the salary, this position may be eligible for bonuses and incentive plans, as applicable.


What You Will Need

  • Currently enrolled at a college or university and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in the School of Engineering.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain an appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
  • Available for the entire duration of this internship program (3 or 6 months)
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Required to lift and move up to 40 lbs when necessary.
  • Required to stand for long durations of time.
  • Requires availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • 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 the School of Engineering.
  • Strong applied technical skills and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and team skills and experience managing multiple assignments.
  • Comfortable in a manufacturing environment.
  • Mechanical inclination and an aptitude for design of equipment and manufacturing processes.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Inside/Outside conditions: During startup, work estimated around 25% (but not limited to) outside with weather of varying types.
  • Long periods of standing and walking are expected.
  • Wet/Slippery conditions vary and may include working in rain.
  • Noise levels may vary. Occasional situations where ear protection is required.


Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

Requisition ID: 102902 








Gallo’s policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees and not to discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision making, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nor will Gallo discriminate based on a perception that an individual has any of the foregoing characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


Gallo will comply with state and local laws prohibit discrimination for lawful out-of-work behavior, such as off-duty use of cannabis away from the workplace (subject to federal and state law exceptions), the existence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids as determined by a drug screening test (subject to federal and state law exceptions).


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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