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Job Title:

Lab Technician (Columbia Winery - Sunnyside)

Job ID:

9624

Location:

Washington

Full/Part Time:

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:

Regular


 

 

 

 

 


How to Apply

Please complete the entire online application along with any prescreening questions that pertain to this opportunity. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

About Us - Winery

Over eighty years ago, with humble beginnings, brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began E. & J. Gallo Winery.  Today, we are the world's largest family-owned winery.  We distribute wines in more than 90 countries and are the largest exporter of California wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery employs a creative and talented team of more than 5,000 people.

We truly believe that the contributions of our employees are what make our Winery a dominant force in the ever-growing wine industry.

If you want to work with great people and enjoy a career in a dynamic industry expected to double in the next 10 years, see what opportunities await you at E. & J. Gallo Winery!

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time

Job Description

SUMMARY
Under minimum supervision, performs routine physical and chemical analysis of grapes, grape products, alcoholic beverages, water and other related materials pertaining to the operation of the company and related entities while observing the department's safety practices, procedures and quality system.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Performs routine analysis utilizing appropriate titrametric, colorimetric and instrumental methods as required.
• Operates laboratory instruments such as an auto-titrator, refractometer, density meter, ion specific electrodes, gas chromatographs, infrared analyzers, atomic absorption spectrometer, balances, turbidimeters, and other instruments as required to perform duties.
• Analyzes and processes laboratory samples in a timely manner as dictated by strict reporting schedules.
• Receives rush samples, prioritizes samples and tests, analyzes samples and reports results in a timely manner as specified.
• Enters test results into the laboratory information management system in a timely manner.
• Executes and processes special requests submitted by winemaking team including, but not limited to, blends and trials.
• Selects and prepares chemical solutions used in the laboratory.
• Engages in bottling line quality control sample collection, measurements and periodic line inspection in accordance with established procedures.
• Performs other work related duties as assigned by the Supervisor including, but not limited to, sampling, cleaning, record clerk duties and special projects.
• Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
• Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory consideration.
• This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
N/A

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• High school diploma or GED.
• Bachelor’s Degree or Associate's degree to include 4 college level chemistry or microbiology courses (both lecture and lab totaling 8 classes) OR currently enrolled or graduated college/university student with 4 completed college level chemistry or microbiology courses (both lecture and lab totaling 8 classes) OR 3 years of  laboratory technician experience.
• Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
• Required to work rotating shifts and overtime.
• Required to lift and move samples and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.
• Required to be 21 years of age or older.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, food science, Viticulture or Enology, plus 1 year of laboratory technician experience.
• Skilled in the use of MS Excel and MS Word at a basic level.
• Experience reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Skilled in working with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
• Skilled in applying concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
• Experience solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
• Skilled in interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duty of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or bend/stoop/kneel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to climb stairs to the upper levels of receiving tanks and crush equipment. Sitting only occurs while entering data into the computer. The employee is frequently carrying sample bottles or equipment around the winery. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duty of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions including rain and extreme cold.



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