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Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I

Jackson Family Wines

Oakville, CA

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Position Description: Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I


Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor or Manager

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Position Summary:

The individual in this position of Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I will be an important member of the laboratory team. This position requires attention and adherence to laboratory quality requirements, support of quality initiatives, teamwork, professionalism and demonstrated work ethic. As a seasonal position, many of the duties will be centered around harvest activities including sampling and monitoring fermentations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

•  Perform quality work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
•  Follow laboratory's Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocols.
•  Perform daily checks and calibrations for safety equipment and laboratory instrumentation.
•  Participate in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the laboratory.
•  Assist in routine preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
•  Effectively perform routine laboratory analyses.
•  Assist with routine wine trials as requested by winemaking.
•  Prepare samples and standardize reagents.
•  Enter analytical results into the database.
•  Contribute to and maintain high standards for quality assurance and quality control.
•  Obtain sample from barrels and tanks.
•  Perform Brix & temperature in a timely manner


•  Degree or coursework in Enology, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science or equivalent experience.
•  Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
•  Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio a plus).
•  Availability to work overtime and flexibility to work varying shifts.

Additional Experience or Qualifications Preferred:

•  Spanish language skills.
•  Prior production experience in a wine lab environment.
•  Knowledge of wine chemistry, wine microbiology, wine quality, sensory and winemaking.
•  Possession of time-management, project management, statistics and critical thinking skills.
•  Experience in evaluating equipment.

Physical Demands:

•  Required to stand long periods of time.
•  Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl.
•  Ability to lift and move up to 35 pounds of weight.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Saturday, June 12th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
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