Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #662

Seasonal Lab Technician - Jackson Family Wines (Skylane)
Seasonal F/T
Jackson Family Wines
Santa Rosa

This is a Harvest position at the Skylane Cellars laboratory. The individual in this position will be responsible for performing routine wine chemistry analyses in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with good lab practice. Candidates for this position should have knowledge of chemistry, winery terminology, and wine production.
Around August 1, 2021
Around November 30, 2021

Sampling of barrels and tanks for lab analysis
Use of densitometer for measuring specific gravity, brix and temperature
Sampling for enzymatic analysis to monitor fermentations
Analysis of free sulfur dioxide by aeration-oxidation titration
Analysis of total sulfur dioxide by Ripper titration
Analysis of pH by probe
Analysis of ethanol by near infrared
Analysis of titratable acidity and pH by automatic titration
Analysis of turbidity by turbidity meter
Analysis of volatile acidity by Cash still distillation
Entry of analytical results into database
Preparation of next day paperwork for sampling and recording data
Other duties as assigned


Qualified candidates preferably have a BS or BA in Microbiology, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Enology, or a related degree. The candidate should possess spoken and written English skills, must be detail-oriented, and computer literate (Word, Excel, and database systems); Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required. Prior production experience in a wine lab environment is a plus. Requires work schedule flexibility. Must be able to lift 35 lbs. and able to stand for long periods of time.
Please use the link included to apply.

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