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Temp - Laboratory Technician

Date: May 1, 2019

Location: King City, CA, US, 95930

Company: Delicato Family Wines

Position Purpose

Under general supervision, the Lab Intern performs lab analyses utilizing a variety of techniques and equipment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; wet-bench chemistry, instrumentation chemistry, research and development, report writing, developing and/or giving presentations, lab cleanliness and organization.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

  • Performs chemical analysis of grapes, juice, fermenters, wine
  • Operates analytical instrumentation according to standard operating procedures
  • Executes wine fining trials
  • Makes standards and stock chemicals
  • Performs data entry
  • Monitors inventory of lab supplies
  • Completes daily laboratory startup including:
    •  calibration of certain instruments 
    • standardization of chemicals
  • Completes lab shutdown following the lab SOP

Non-Essential Duties

  • Participates in blend evaluations, tasting panels and sensory projects
  • Maintains a strong customer service relationship with our internal customers
  • Pulls samples from tanks as necessary
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization within the lab

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Enology, Food Science, Biology, or other science related field
  • One year lab experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong reading, writing, communication and math skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed 
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Chemistry experience in the wine industry and analysis utilizing the Foss WineScan is a plus

Certificates and Licenses

Working Conditions

  • Most work is performed within the analytical lab in a temperature controlled environment.  Occasional exposure to fumes, gases or dust may occur

Work Standards

  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures

Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Delicato Family Wines offers its temporary employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package.  The core health insurance component includes medical coverage.  In addition you will be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan with a generous company match, and sick time accrual.


Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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