Harvest Grape Grader

Req ID: 3124 

Department: Winemaking Lab 

Status: Seasonal, Non-Exempt 

Location: Lodi, California (US-CA) 

Job Summary:

To assist in the harvest season by receiving grape deliveries and support the winemaking and laboratory departments.

Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


  • Document details of grape loads including weigh tag number, grower and varietal
  • Ensure grape loads comply with the scheduled deliveries and winemaking specifications
  • Document analyses and observations including temperature, brix, rot, and outstanding debris (canes, irrigation parts, any materials other than grapes)
  • Operation of robotic sampling arm and manual crusher/sampler as needed
  • Use of wine tracking software
  • Maintain excellent communication with drivers, grower relations, lab and winemaking staff
  • Stock sampling and testing supplies
  • Keep receiving area clean and organized at all times
  • Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including SQF standards
  • Food Safety Responsibility: Report problems with the food safety system to supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Education: High School diploma, emphasis in science and college units preferred
  • Experience: not required, winery experience preferred
  • Ability to take direction, communicate effectively and work well with a team
  • Strong organization skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Flexibility to respond to frequently changing demands and deadlines
  • Valid California Driver’s license and clean DMV report
Working Conditions:
  • Moderate to heavy physical work with outdoor exposure
  • Standing for long periods of time, walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds
  • Working on various shifts including early morning
  • Long and irregular hours during peak periods
  • Comply with all personal protective equipment requirements which may include lab coat, footwear, ear plugs and safety glasses
  • Exposure to various chemicals, forklifts, trucks, machinery and moving parts in lab and production areas

Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary Range
$20,000.00 - 32,000.00
per Year
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Lodi, CA 95242, US