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Laboratory Technician
Scheid Vineyards - Greenfield, CA 93927

 

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Scheid Family Wines, a leader in the Monterey County wine industry is looking for a lab technician. This position is an essential part of the winemaking and laboratory Team. Responsibilities include the monitoring of the wines by chemical, microbiological, and organoleptic analysis. The areas of focus will be the organization and preparation of samples and performance of laboratory analysis. Including the microbiological testing for our bottle sterility program, and the validations and calibrations of laboratory equipment. The successful candidate will have familiarity with a winery laboratory environment, basic winery processes, and basic chemical and microbiological techniques used in the lab. This position is located at our winery in Greenfield, CA.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform routine analysis at all stages of the winemaking process
  • Complete microbiological analysis as needed utilizing sterile microbiological techniques
  • Gather and prepare samples for tastings and analysis
  • Provide general quality control support for Laboratory and winemaking staff
  • Assist in the organoleptic analysis of wines.
  • Assist with bench trials and trial blends for finishing wines
  • Gather and prepare samples for winemaking staff tasting and R/D projects
  • Assist in preparation of laboratory reagents and solutions
  • Perform sanitation, validations and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Data entry of all laboratory analysis
  • Participates in our food safety and certification programs as needed
  • Perform all required analysis in accordance with established SOPs, Good Laboratory practices and in compliance with established certifications and standards
  • Maintain clean lab work areas and assist with the set-up/clean-up of group wine tastings

Qualification

Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree in Enology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Fermentation Science or Food Science
  • 2 years lab experience, preferably within the wine industry

Skills

  • Ability to perform basic calculations, conversions, proportions, percentages, etc.
  • Analytical instrumentation skills, proficient at performing basic lab functions/analysis
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient at MS Office and capable of learning simple database programs
  • Team player with strong communication skills

Work Environment:

  • May sit or stand for an extended period of time
  • May lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Work with chemicals that require protective equipment (goggles, etc.)
  • Flexible work hours

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • winery lab: 1 year

 

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