Vineyard Management Internship, Mercer Ranches, SE Washington

About Us:

Formed in 1959, Mercer Ranches, Inc. is a diversified agricultural company located just above the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills of Southeastern Washington. Agricultural products include carrots, onions, and wine grapes along with a variety of other custom grown crops.

Position:

Vineyard Intern- Work directly for the Vineyard Manager while also at times taking direction from the Viticulturist and other managers. Potential for full-time work at conclusion of internship.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Data collection and yield estimation
  • Accurate, organized record keeping in the field
  • Quality assurance of vineyard sprays and canopy management tasks
  • Scouting for vine water stress
  • Data analysis
  • Harvest/Leaf sampling

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, especially MS Excel
  • Possess good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Clean driving record (MVR) and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Good attitude and eager to help when and where needed
  • Available to work 8-10 hour days up to 6 days a week
  • Able to work in extreme temperatures up to 95 degrees
  • Able to lift at least 40 lbs and walk at least a mile per day

Preferred Requirements

  • Graduated or graduating soon with a 2 or 4 year degree in Viticulture & Enology
  • Previous experience working with deciduous crops
  • Familiarity with GPS

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@mercerranches.com