2018 Harvest Laboratory Technician
Treasury Wine Estates
Treasury Wine Estates is one of the world's largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange(ASX). Through world-class winemaking and brand marketing, our business is focused on meeting evolving consumer interests across the globe, and on delivering sustainable growth. Everything we do is dedicated to realising our vision of becoming the world's most celebrated wine company. Treasury Wine Estates in Paso Robles is a large, state of the art facility where we work with fruit from our estate vineyards on the Central Coast and many other appellations across California. We make large production wines as well as small premium lots in our luxury cellar. Our laboratory is technologically advanced and well equipped to support the large volumes of samples that are analyzed during harvest.
We are seeking enthusiastic Harvest Lab Interns for the 2018 Harvest season. As a Harvest Lab Intern, you will work directly with our wine chemists to perform analysis on grapes, juice, must, and wine! Come join our energetic and passionate team for Harvest 2018! ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Harvest Interns must have the ability to work efficiently and accurately in a high throughput analytical laboratory. Collect wine samples from tanks, clean valves, gaskets, clamps and other cellar related equipment when sampling. Perform daily brix and temperature monitoring on fermenting tanks. Record and enter data in Excel, JDE, VinoEZ, and AgCode. Perform routine juice, must, and wine analysis using automated equipment. This includes: pH, TA, brix, alcohol, ammonia, NOPA, K, free and total sulfur, VA, residual sugars, and various other analyses. Clean glassware, counter tops, lab equipment and instrumentation regularly, maintaining good general housekeeping of the lab. Understand and abide by safety guidelines and laboratory procedures. Flexibility regarding work hours and shift assignment a must. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid California Driver's License and clean DMV record required QUALIFICATIONS Degree in or currently enrolled in Enology, Viticulture, Microbiology, Chemistry, or related scientific field is desired but not required. Previous winery experience is desired, but not required. Ability to work both independently and as a dynamic, contributing team member in a fast-paced environment. Positive attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to work long hours inside or outside. Ability to perform physical labor if necessary, and to lift 50lbs. Strong organizational and problem solving skills; ability to manage priorities and workflow. Excellent communication skills; can communicate effectively in English. Experience in Microsoft Excel and Word required, strong data management skills preferred.
There is one remaining opening of 5 in our laboratory, and we are anticipating one of them to turn into a permanent position following harvest. The start and end dates will be staggered to accommodate the fluctuation in production throughout the harvest season. The time commitment is 40 hours/week with little to no overtime, two full days off together, but scheduled work days could include weekends.
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