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Title Vineyard Sap Flow Technician
Employer Fruition Sciences
Employment Location St. Helena & Paso Robles
Company Description The Company
Fruition is a precision agriculture company which provides the most advanced vineyard-monitoring tools in the industry. Our system and protocols are designed to help winemakers link their fruit maturation with vineyard practices, in order to grow the best fruit quality. Fruit maturation is strongly dependent on climate, irrigation, canopy, soil, nutrients, etc., because of this we offer an expertise on data collection, connecting vineyard data, and visual observations.
To see more of what we do, check us out online at www.fruitionsciences.com
Type Full Time
Pay Scale $17/hr
Employment Start Date 4/2/18
Job Description Fruition Sciences, a vineyard information company, is seeking vineyard technicians for the 2018 vintage. We are looking for technicians in the Napa/Sonoma area and Paso Robles. This position is a full-time seasonal internship (approximately April-September).
However, we have teamed up with a couple prestigious wineries in order to potentially provide harvest work to one or two well qualified interns. In this scenario you would work for us April-mid August and then immediately start work with the winery August-November.


The Job
The goal of your internship will be to assist us in providing vine water use measurements to monitor vine water status according to climatic pressure. We provide many different services throughout the season at many different vineyards. You will be constantly learning and developing new skills. Each day will be different, depending on which project you are working on, you will either be working independently, with a group, or in pairs. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
-Sap flow installation, maintenance, and repairs
-Data analysis and quality control
-Recording field observations, data entry, report writing
-Collecting field measurements (i.e. shoot elongation, dualex, predawn leaf water potential, multiplex measurements-- these will not be your main tasks, but you will need to perform these tasks as needed)
these may include start times as early as 4am

Everyday you will be in direct contact with Fruition team members and be expected to communicate your work well to the team as needed. Each day will be spent visiting a number of clients and performing various tasks. We greatly encourage the application of students with an interest in precision agriculture. Our primary office is in St. Helena, CA, but we have clients all over the west coast. We are looking for technicians in the Napa/Sonoma area and a remote technician in Paso Robles.
This is a challenging internship that is both mentally and physically demanding. This is a vineyard internship, so you will be outside; rain or shine. We work with equipment in the field so you will be required to carry heavy materials in the vineyard, and because what we do is so unique, you will need to learn a lot of information in a short period of time and follow specific instructions very carefully with little supervision. Expectations for this internship are extremely high.

Other Details
Competitive hourly salary and mileage reimbursement
Must provide own transportation
Duration: April through September (this may vary depending on the season)

To Apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and responses to the following questions to job-usa@fruitionsciences.com

1. In a few words, please explain your education path/ background, why you chose to do these studies.
2. What language(s) do you speak and what is your level?
3. Would you rather work in a team or individually? Why? Please bring examples from your personal experience to illustrate your answer.
4. What is your greatest success at a personal or professional level?
5. Can you provide an example of a time that you have succeeded in a job or project that was unlike anything you had never done before?
6. Would you rather be guided by your management or be autonomous?
7. Please share any other information (particular skills, personal values, past experiences) that could bring some extra value to your candidacy.
8. Lastly, can you please let me know your availability: start date, end date (if appl?icable), any conflicts with schedule (i.e. school classes), and any planned vacations.


Thank you for your interest in Fruition Sciences! We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Info Please send resume, cover letter, and responses to the supplemental questions to:
job-usa@fruitionsciences.com
Contact Address 1485 Main Street #201
Contact Phone 7072050703
Contact E-mail job-usa@fruitionsciences.com
Contact Website http://fruitionsciences.com

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