Seasonal Harvest Lab Assistant
Conn Creek Winery
Saint Helena, California
Conn Creek's enduring commitment to Bordeaux-styled red wines started back in 1973; it was among a small group leading a renaissance of the Napa Valley and played an important part in establishing Napa Valley's reputation as a fine wine growing region. In 1979, the Collins family built what is now Conn Creek Winery in the Rutherford appellation. This energy-efficient facility was perhaps the first "green" winery building in Napa Valley and includes 12"-thick walls made of Styrofoam, steel mesh, gunite and a total of 20,000 corks. Today, nearly 40 years after its founding, Conn Creek is still focused on what Napa Valley does best: Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals.
Conn Creek is owned by Ste Michelle Wine Estates.
$18.00/hr. - $23.00/hr. based upon relevant experience.
July 3rd, 2023
End of November, 2023
This role will be responsible for working with and independently in the lab measuring Brix/Temperatures of fermentations daily. As well as assist Sr. Lab technician with all analyses including spectrophotometer, auto titrator, alcoholyzer, A/O and cash still.
Seasonal Harvest Lab Assistant job responsibilities include:
Basic wet chemistry and enzymatic analysis for juice must and wine.
Accurate lab record keeping.
Tank/barrel sampling and nutrient additions.
Assist in the cellar as needed throughout harvest.
Work long hours as required at harvest which may include night shift and weekend work.
Performs all job functions in strict adherence to company Health and Safety protocols, and in accordance with quality control standards and standard equipment operating procedures.
Interpret and communicate clearly results to the winemaking team.
College degree in related field or coursework working towards degree
Valid driver’s license.
Knowledge of basic chemistry is required.
Reliable transportation, current insurance, and a clean DMV record.
Knowledge of basic computer programs including Word and Excel.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Ability and desire to work outdoors during inclement weather conditions on a regular basis.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Ability to perform in an environment with regular exposure to various indoor and outdoor weather conditions.