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Harvest Lab Technician

Trinchero Family Estates

St. Helena, CA

Job Description:

Trinchero Family Estates is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948. The TFE portfolio includes more than 40 brands including Sutter Home, Ménage à Trois, Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars, Folie à Deux, Terra d'Oro, SeaGlass, and the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre. TFE also markets and sells a stable of notable brands including Joel Gott Wines, Charles & Charles, Taken Wine Co., and Bandit. TFE's import portfolio also includes Angove Wines from Australia; Doña Paula Wines from Argentina; Carmen and the Wave Wines from Chile; and a spirits portfolio that includes Amador Whiskey Co and Tres Agaves Tequilas. Visit www.tfewines.com to learn more.

Job Summary:
To perform analysis of wine and grape components.

Essential Functions:
The following reflects management's definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
•  Ability to understand and comply with all safety requirements
•  Obtain wine samples from tanks and juice samples from grape trucks
•  Perform pH, TA, brix, and nutritional analyses on grape and juice samples
•  Responsible for analysis on bottling tanks, bottled wine, and wines in storage
•  Work safely and maintain a clean work station
•  Generate analytical results accurately and efficiently
•  Perform wine analyses using equipment such as gas chromatography, turbidimeter, spectrophotometer, enzymatic analyzer
•  Chemical preparation (acids, bases, buffers, reference standards)
•  Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including SQF standards
•  Food Safety Responsibility: Report problems with the food safety management system to supervisor
•  Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
•  Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Enology, Chemistry or similar Science preferred
•  Experience: Lab courses or familiarity with winemaking a plus
•  Good interpersonal skills, proven ability to communicate effectively and work well with other employees
•  Ability to follow instructions and take direction
•  Valid California Driver's license and clean DMV report

Working Conditions:
•  Moderate to heavy physical work
•  Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates' facilities
•  Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
•  Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses
•  Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
•  Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
•  Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
•  Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, February 12th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help