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Lab Technician

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Manteca, CA, US, 95336

Company: Delicato Family Vineyards

Position Purpose

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing analysis to support wine quality.  Following standard operating procedures, this position utilizes wet-bench chemistry, analytical instrumentation and performs data entry. 

Essential Duties

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

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.

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Education:  4 year degree in Chemistry, Enology, Food Science, Biology or other related science field.
  • Experience:  6+ months previous analytical lab experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organization skills, strong reading, writing and communication skills. 
  • Works well independently and in a team environment. 
  • Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Thrives well under pressure and in an exciting environment. 
  • Proficient in desktop applications including Microsoft Office.

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 employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package.  The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents.  Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts.  Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more.


Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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