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Harvest Lab Internship

Delicato Vineyards

King City, CA

Job Description:

Position Purpose

Under general supervision, the Lab Intern performs lab analyses utilizing a variety of techniques and equipment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; wet-bench chemistry, instrumentation chemistry, research and development, report writing, developing and/or giving presentations, lab cleanliness and organization.

Functional Responsibility

Essential Duties

* Performs chemical analysis of grapes, juice, fermenters, wine
* Operates analytical instrumentation according to standard operating procedures
* Executes wine fining trials
* Makes standards and stock chemicals
* Performs data entry
* Monitors inventory of lab supplies
* Completes daily laboratory startup including: calibration of certain instruments
* standardization of chemicals

* Completes lab shutdown following the lab SOP

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
* Maintains cleanliness and organization within the lab

*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience
* Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Enology, Food Science, Biology, or other science related field
* One year lab experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Strong organizational skills
* Strong reading, writing, communication and math skills
* Experience with Microsoft Office
* Ability to work overtime, as needed
* Ability to work well with others
* Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
* Chemistry experience in the wine industry and analysis utilizing the Foss WineScan is a plus

Certificates and Licenses

Working Conditions

* Most work is performed within the analytical lab in a temperature controlled environment. Occasional exposure to fumes, gases or dust may occur

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.#Zr

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, June 12th
Type of Work:
Student Internship
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