Family Vineyards has an exciting immediate career opportunity for a General
Cellar Technician in our Manteca, CA facility.
Family Vineyards is a family-owned California winery founded in 1924. Three
generations of the Indelicato family have guided
grapes from vineyard to bottle and into homes and dining establishments
around the world. Delicato Family Vineyards is
steadfastly committed to crafting and representing wines of the highest
quality produced in accordance with sustainable winegrowing practices.
Among the leading and fastest growing wine companies in America, the Delicato Family Vineyards’ portfolio includes Gnarly
Head, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Noble Vines, Belle Ambiance, Juxtapoz, HandCraft Artisan
Collection, La Merika, Brazin,
Bota Box, Massimo, Irony, Domino, Sequin and
supervision, the Lab/Sampling Intern performs lab analyses utilizing a
variety of techniques and equipment. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to, wet-bench chemistry, analytical instrumentation, data entry,
lab cleanliness and organization. In addition to lab responsibilities, the
Intern will collect juice and wine samples from tanks and collect and
record temperatures from these tanks.
chemical analysis of grapes, juice, fermenters, wine, etc...
analytical instrumentation according to standard operating procedures.
wine fining trials.
standards and stock chemicals.
inventory of lab supplies.
daily laboratory startup including calibration of certain instruments and
standardization of chemicals.
lab shutdown following the lab SOP.
cleanliness and organization within the lab and sampling.
pulls samples from tanks using zone samplers, valves, etc.
and documents temperatures from tanks to ensure we are within regulations.
in blend evaluations, tasting panels and sensory projects.
a strong customer service relationship with our internal customers.
*Other duties may be
Education:2 or 4 year degree in Chemistry, Enology, Food Science,
Biology or other related science field.
Experience:6+ months previous analytical lab experience preferred.
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. Knowledge of Winemaking
and Cellar is preferred.
Physical Capability Requirements Section
Work in the analytical
lab in a temperature controlled environment. Occasional exposure to
fumes, gases or dust may occur.
are spent outdoors in the elements. Working conditions may exceed 100
degrees Farenheit in summer.
in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards,
Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement,
and Sustainable Relationships
interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and
coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe
work environment based on established safety standards and training
all Company policies and procedures
retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at