Harvest Lab Technician
St. Helena, CA
About HALL Family Wines:
-HALL, WALT and BACA produce critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels that stand among the best in the world. We are deeply committed to the production of exceptional wines that are reflections of the land from which the grapes are grown. We are proud leaders in sustainability, having built the first LEED Gold winery in California, in addition to our 11 certified sustainable (CCWA) Estate vineyards.
-At HALL Family Wines, we strive to do the right thing, to follow responsible business practices and to give back to our communities. We believe in the philosophy of leaving the world better than we found it, a philosophy we have been putting into action for 50 years, both in business and through our family Foundation, established in 1977.
-Hall Wines is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, veteran or disability status.
$18.00 - $25.00 hourly
We are seeking to fill a Harvest Lab Technician role, to run approximately from Mid-June to Mid-December. The Seasonal Lab Intern for HALL Family of Wines is an integral member of the Lab Team during bottling and harvest seasons.
Harvest at HALL is a fast-paced and demanding environment. We’re looking for an individual who is dedicated, has a positive attitude, has lots of energy, and can work well as part of a team. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in ultra-premium winemaking in a state-of-the-art, family-owned winery.
-Sample wine or must from tanks or barrels.
-Assist Lab Technicians with performing pH, TA, Brix, and nutritional analysis on grape and juice samples.
-Perform wine analysis using equipment such as spectrophotometer, auto-titrator, bench top chemistry analyzers, pH meter, and DO meter.
-Assist lab team with bottling preparation and QC check.
-Work in the cellar as needed. Duties will include equipment sanitation, pump overs, and wine movements including barrel filling and racking.
-Assist with projects as required; support laboratory needs, or projects as requested.
-Work safely and maintain a clean workstation.
-Must be willing to work long and irregular hours during peak harvest season.
-Standing for long periods of time.
-Ability to lift at least 45 pounds (one case of wine).
-Ideal candidates will have an educational background in enology, chemistry, biology, or other related fields. Courses in enology or familiarity with winemaking and an appreciation of wine are a plus.
-Previous lab and/or cellar experience is a plus but not required.
-Good interpersonal skills, proven ability to communicate effectively, and work well with other employees.
Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.
If values and community responsibility are important factors for you in choosing a place to work, if you enjoy working in an environment that prizes creativity, and if you hold yourself to a high standard of excellence in your job performance, this position may be a good fit for you.