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Submission #563

Harvest Lab Intern - Manteca
Delicato Family Wines
Manteca, CA
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, the Lab Intern performs lab analyses utilizing a variety of techniques and equipment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; wet-bench chemistry, instrumentation chemistry, research and development, report writing, developing and/or giving presentations, lab cleanliness and organization.

Essential Duties
Performs chemical analysis of grapes, juice, fermenters, wine
Operates analytical instrumentation according to standard operating procedures
Pulls samples from tanks as necessary
Executes wine fining trials
Makes standards and stock chemicals
Performs data entry
Monitors inventory of lab supplies
Completes daily laboratory startup including:
calibration of certain instruments
standardization of chemicals
May complete lab shutdown following the lab SOP, based on location
*Other duties may be assigned

Non-Essential Duties
Participates in blend evaluations, tasting panels and sensory projects
Maintains a strong customer service relationship with our internal customers
Maintains cleanliness and organization within the lab
*Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Enology, Food Science, Biology, or other science related field
One year lab experience preferred
Chemistry experience in the wine industry, a plus
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong organizational skills
Strong reading, writing, communication and math skills
Ability to work any shift (day, swing or graveyard)
Ability to work overtime, as needed
Ability to work well with others
Must be able to work rapidly and accurately, performing multiple tasks simultaneously
Experience with Microsoft Office
Certificates and Licenses

Working Conditions
Work is performed within the analytical laboratory in a temperature-controlled environment as well as outdoors in the elements
Outdoor working conditions may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and can go below 40 degrees Fahrenheit during winter
Protected Heights
Occasional exposure to fumes, gases and dust may occur
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.

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
HR Coordinator/Internship Program Manager

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