K vintners is hiring – Harvest Cellar internship

We will be hiring 2 people and will be looking to keep at least one on full-time after harvest. The positions start in early July and run through mid/late December. First 2 months will be a bunch of rack/filter/bottle and harvest prep (5 days/wk). Then fruit coming in for about 6 weeks (560 tons last year) (7 days/wk), followed by about 6 weeks of pressing/barreling down (6 days/wk). Harvest cellar interns get to do a wide range of tasks – sorting fruit, managing ferments, barrel work, cleaning, pressing, etc. We make about 45 different wines here in Seattle (K, Sixto, B. Leighton, Substance, etc.), all native ferment. Best if candidates have worked a harvest somewhere else already, even if a very small one, since our harvest is a pretty big commitment. Pay for harvest interns is $16/hr + OT at 1.5x.  If they become FT after harvest, there are benefits.  The cellar crew here is a fun group of people to work with.

Company website: http://winesofsubstance.com.

Interested folks should follow the application directions:

https://www.winebusiness.com/classifieds/winejobs/?go=listing&listingid=168891

 

Job Description:

K Vintners seeks a positive and hard-working individual to join our cellar crew for Harvest 2019 at our state-of-the-art urban winery in Seattle, WA. This paid internship begins in July and will last through late December. Potential for permanent employment post-harvest.

Requirements:
-Team-Oriented
-Punctual and Reliable
-Self-Motivated and Energetic
-Attention to Detail
-Able to lift 50# repeatedly and work on your feet up to 10 hours/ day
-Willing to work long hours, weekends and overtime
-Ability to read, understand and complete paperwork accurately
-Ability to change focus, duties and activities quickly and with a good attitude
-Love of wine
-Forklift skills a plus, must be willing to learn

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
-Maintain a clean and safe work environment
-Follow specific cleaning and sanitation practices
-Barrel work including topping, cleaning and maintenance
-Operate and Maintain equipment with training
-Follow directions and Standard Operating Procedures