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Seasonal Field Sugar Tester - Healdsburg

Location: Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448

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Date: Aug 12, 2019

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Named a Glassdoor "Best Places to Work" three years in row, we couldn't be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us! Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing

Under minimum supervision gathers and tests grape sugar samples, operates machinery, facilitates inbound trucks at the winery and transports samples to the lab for analysis.

What You Will Do:

  • Operates the analyzer and the hydraulic probe grape sampler as well as other testing equipment.
  • Performs basic data entry at workstation.
  • Facilitates grape deliveries and communicates with truck drivers and growers.
  • Travels to grower vineyards to take samples and accurately record sugar values of grapes.
  • Examines grapes for breakout of disease and advises management.
  • Transports juice samples to the winery lab for analysis.
  • Communicates activities to growers in the field.
  • Takes grapes samples by hand from delivery trucks.
  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

What You Will Need: 

  • High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • Required to be 18 years of age.
  • Skilled in reading, comprehending, interpreting and executing simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Skilled in writing routine reports and correspondence.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using whole numbers.
  • Required to work any shift and work overtime if necessary.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license with 30 days of hire.
  • Required to travel by automobile to various sites.
  • Required to frequently lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Prior grape harvest experience testing grape sugar levels and taking sugar samples.
  • Experience reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Experience writing routine reports and correspondence.
  • Experience speaking effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Basic computer skills in programs including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Skilled in adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Experience solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Experience interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Experience using routine calibration of laboratory and measurement equipment.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future. 
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Requisition ID: 60651 

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Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.


Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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