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Harvest Lab Tech (Migration) - $500 Hiring Bonus

The Duckhorn Portfolio

Napa, CA

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SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Lab Manager, this position is responsible for assisting with all daily fermentation tracking and general lab functions.

•  General tank and barrel sampling of juice and wine throughout harvest
•  Monitor barrel and tank fermentations by DMA
•  Sample, analyze and track juice/wine: alcohols, TA, pH, FSO2, CO2, DO, turbidity, % solids, buffer cap, micro QC
•  Assist in most lab functions in a timely manner
•  Timely and accurate data entry into lab logbooks, NAV and excel spreadsheets retained in company folders
•  Prepare solutions and maintain chemicals
•  Assist in calibrating and maintaining lab instrumentation
•  Assist in daily bottling lab QC report
•  Support cellar and bottling functions as needed
•  Maintain a clean working environment
•  Ensure safety at all times

•  Working towards a degree in Viticulture, Enology, Chemistry or equivalent in experience
•  Basic lab skills
•  Good communication skills – written and verbal
•  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is preferred
•  Ability to multi-task and good attention to detail
•  Must be a team player
•  Ability to work overtime and weekend work as needed

•  Regularly required to talk and hear through other distracting noises
•  Stand, walk, bend, kneel and crouch; climb stairs and ladders
•  Sense of smell required
•  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
•  Ability to lift 50 lbs; ability to lift items above the head
•  Manual dexterity required to adjust small cellar fittings

About Us
The Duckhorn Portfolio is North America’s premier luxury wine company, with ten renowned wineries, eight state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, seven beautiful tasting rooms and more than 800 coveted acres of vineyards spanning 22 sustainably farmed Estate properties. Established in 1976, when legendary vintners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded Napa Valley’s iconic Duckhorn Vineyards, today, our portfolio features some of North America’s most revered wineries, including Decoy, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Canvasback, Calera, Kosta Browne, Greenwing and Postmark. Our 400+ uniquely passionate and well-tenured employees typically join us for our employee-centric culture and industry-leading benefits and stay for the dynamic colleagues, fast-paced environment, and career development. We offer a curated and comprehensive portfolio of acclaimed luxury wines with price points ranging from $20 to $200 across more than 15 varietals and 25 appellations. Our wines are available throughout the United States, on five continents, and in more than 50 countries around the world.

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Job Posted:
Friday, August 5th
Type of Work:
Harvest Help
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