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Seasonal Lab Technician

Location: Saint Helena, CA, US

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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Louis Martini Winery in Saint Helena is seeking Seasonal Lab Technicians for the 2022 Harvest!

Summary

Under general supervision, performs physical and chemical analysis of grapes, grape products, alcoholic beverages, water and related materials facilitating the production of winery products and evaluation of winery processes.

Essential Functions

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • Performs the routine analysis utilizing appropriate distillation, titrimetric, colorimetric and instrumental methods during the grape harvest season.
  • Operates laboratory instruments such as an auto-titrator, refractometer, density meter, ion specific electrodes, gas chromatographs, high performance liquid chromatographs, infrared analyzers, atomic absorption spectrometer, balances, turbidimeters, and other instruments as required to perform duties.
  • Analyzes and processes laboratory samples.
  • Receives rush samples, prioritizes samples and tests, analyzes and processes laboratory samples in a timely manner.
  • Enters test results into the laboratory information management system in a timely manner.
  • Selects and prepares chemical solutions used in the laboratory.
  • Participates in sample collection.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned by the Supervisor including, but not limited to, sampling, cleaning, record clerk duties and special projects.
  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory consideration.

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 3 years of laboratory experience OR Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with a combined 12 college coursework units of chemistry, biology, and/or microbiology.
  • Required to possess strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Required to lift and carry cases of product that can weigh up to 45 pounds.
  • Required to maintain 3 shift availability (day, swing, and graveyard); required to work overtime and weekends when necessary.
  • Required to conduct work at extreme heights.
  • Required to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Excel and MS Word at a basic level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Food or Fermentation Science, Viticulture/Enology, Microbiology, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or Biological Engineering
  • Experience reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Skilled in writing routine reports and correspondence.
  • Experience speaking before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Skilled in working with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Skilled in applying concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Experience solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Skilled in interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift and move product and samples weighing up to 45 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; bend; crouch; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions and vibration.

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Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

 

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
 
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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