Winemaker

Location
Pullman
Posted
Jul 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Winemaker

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

Position Number: 127515

Work Location: Tri-Cities

Summary of Duties:
This full-time position will support the ongoing development of the WSU Viticulture & Enology Program at the Chateau Ste. Michelle WSU Wine Science Center located in Richland, Washington. Primarily the duties will be overseeing and coordinating research winemaking in support of the V&E Program. The position will also be responsible for the production of commercial wines produced under our commercial winery license and the necessary compliance reports. The position also assists with undergraduate education in the winery. Supervise grape receiving, crushing, pressing and wine production operations during harvest. Participate in wine tasting at all stages throughout the winemaking process and be responsible for conducting evaluation and recommendation of treatments. Write work orders for all production related tasks from harvest to bottling. Contribute to the continuous improvement of the winemaking process and procedures. Assist in data management as well as document bulk and bottled wine inventories. Employee will be responsible for the quality and execution of work performed, review and implementation of standards of care, safety, and operating procedures. Employee will also be responsible for safety training and management of compliance issues in the laboratory and winery environment to provide a safe work place. The winemaker will be responsible for maintenance of the winery equipment and the winery lab. Strategic and some budgetary planning for seasonal projects, harvest activities, staffing, ordering of supplies will also be required.
The individual will participate in individual or collaborative scholarly and/or research activities: service learning or community outreach projects and professional development activities in the V&E Program. The individual will also participate in outreach program development, promotion and recruitment of new students. Work collaboratively with the WSU Enology & Viticulture Faculty and maintain good-working relations with staff and students as well as minor participation in WSU Tri-Cities committees is also expected. Participation in professional organizations such as the local Washington Wine Technical Group and the Washington Wine Grape Growers and the national group American Society for Enology and Viticulture is expected. The person will necessarily have good oral and written communication skills and be willing to work extended hours during the winemaking season.

Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.

Posting Open Date: 07/02/2018

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/39043

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

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