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Laboratory Technician II

Estancia Winery

Soledad, CA

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

Provide and ensure Quality Services operational support during production process. Validate compliance to product specifications and adherence to GMP's through routine and advanced chemical analyses on wines, juices, concentrates, spirits, and other Company products. Communicate with and provide feedback to production team members to facilitate process improvement.

* Assists in the development, implementation and updating of lab standard operating procedures.
* Assists in monitoring and maintaining lab inventories
* Perform troubleshooting on all laboratory equipment to resolve discrepancies
* Keeps clear, concise and accessible records of all data for juices, wines, microbiological work, bottling samples, etc. Inputs wine/juice analysis data into Corporate System Database.
* Checks all analytical data to ensure that it is accurate and up to date. Recognizes and resolves discrepancies.
* Perform special projects and other assignments relating to lab functions including bench trials, or work with spectrophotometer and microscope
* Prepare, maintain, and distribute required reports and records
* Run control checks on equipment to ensure it is working properly
* Performs typical lab analyses with accuracy, precision, timeliness in accordance with SOPs
* Maintain lab and equipment cleanliness and a safe, sanitary working environment.
* Adhere to and promote safety in accordance with policies and procedures. Report issues to Supervisor in a timely manner
* Promote teamwork among the lab staff and all winery personnel.
* Assist with analytical lab duties as instructed by Sr. Laboratory Technician or Manager
* Cross-train on other lab duties
* Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
* Associates degree in science-related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
* At least 2 years' laboratory experience
* Knowledge of analytical procedures and equipment
* Chemistry or Biology background
* Strong attention to detail
* Ability to follow verbal and written instructions/directions
* Ability to prioritize and multi-task
* Must be able to recognize potential problems that require solutions to be found at a higher level
* Basic writing and mathematical skills
* Basic skill level in using computer applications (Excel, Work, Outlook)
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Strong communication skills
* Ability to follow verbal and written instructions/directions
* Able to work a flexible schedule with overtime as requested, including weekends and off shifts.

Preferred Qualifications

* Understanding of microbiological analyses
* Familiarity with JDE/SAP, Access, Intelex and Intellepac
* Bachelor's degree in science related field
* Familiarity with AS400, JDE/SAP, Access, Intelex and Intellepac
* Knowledge of various wine types
* Previous winery experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Work Environment:
* The lab presents a unique environment that requires performing tasks of a repetitious nature, the ability to change job priorities and the need for speed, accuracy and precision to ensure the highest quality standards.
* Works outdoors/indoors.
* Works in warm/cold climates.
* Works in high places.
* Works on wet surfaces.
* Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals.
* Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic.
* Must be able to move up to 55lbs.
* Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting.
* Must be at least 21 years of age.
* Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Soledad, California

Additional Locations

Job Type
Full time

Job Area
Operations and Production

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, November 8th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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