Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #1240

Harvest Lab Intern - Manteca
Delicato Family Wines
Manteca, CA
About Delicato Family Wines
Delicato Family Wines is one of the fastest-growing top 10 wineries in the U.S. Established in 1924 by the Indelicato family, the company is guided today by a dynamic third generation of family leaders. Over nearly a century of growing, crafting, and selling wine, the Indelicato family has instilled their strong sense of values into our company culture. We offer opportunities for growth that come from being an industry leading, fast-growing company, and from having the nimble, responsive, and values-driven culture of a family-owned business.
Delicato Family Wines is a uniquely balanced blend of big company opportunity, & family culture
Hard Work, High Standards
Respect for our employees and the land
This is who we are!
Position Purpose
Under general supervision, this Harvest Lab Intern is responsible for performing analysis to support wine quality. Following standard operating procedures, this position utilizes wet-bench chemistry, analytical instrumentation, performs data entry, and samples wine and juice as needed. This internship is located at our winery in Manteca, CA.

Essential Duties
Performs chemical analysis of grapes, juice, fermenters, and wine following standard operating procedures and protocols
Operates various laboratory and technical instruments which may include but are not limited to auto titrators, infrared analyzers, turbidimeters, density meters, and Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Samples and analyzes wine/juice in tanks and barrels
Maintains ISO 9001 compliance within the lab
Makes standard reagents and stock solutions following standard operating procedures and protocols
Performs data entry using various types of applications
Completes daily lab start-up and shut down following standard procedures and protocols
Maintains ISO 9001 compliance within the lab
Continuously audits analytical data
Maintains a strong customer service relationship with internal customers
Participates in blend evaluations, tasting panels and sensory projects
*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties
*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Enology, Food Science, Biology, or other science related field
Prior lab experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong communication and organizational skills
Works well independently and in a team environment
Ability to prioritize work while adapting to changing priorities
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
Brings a positive work environment

Working Conditions
Analytical lab in a temperature-controlled environment as well as outdoors
May be required to drive automotive vehicle or equipment
Indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to the elements/temperature variations
Exposure to weather-related temperature & humidity extremes
Extended Hours
Shift Rotation
Required to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Work at protected heights of 50’
Exposure to varying levels of dust, chemicals, fumes, gases, and noisy equipment
May need to determine color, taste and smell of wine using eyes, tongue, and nose
Occasionally may be required to lift and carry cases of wine
Work Standards
Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
Follows all Company policies and procedures
Additional Comments
Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

California Pay Transparency Disclaimer: This is a Non-Exempt position. The pay range for this position is $18.00 to $20.00.

Actual placement within range will be contingent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to the candidate's qualifications, education, experience, internal equity and alignment with market data.

Delicato Family Wines offers its temporary employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package. The core health insurance component includes medical coverage. In addition you will be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan with a generous company match, and sick time accrual.

Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Maleia Warren | Recruiter

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