Wine and Viticulture

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Submission #705

Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I
Seasonal F/T
Jackson Family Wines
Carneros, Sonoma Valley, CA
Jackson Family Wines is much more than a family owned wine company. We're risk-taking innovators with a strong belief that quality is paramount. We're always on the lookout for top talent -- individuals who possess a strong work ethic, commitment to quality and share our beliefs in healthy lands and a healthy community. In 2020, we were selected as one of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work for the sixth year running.
$16-20/ hr
Around August 1, 2021
Around November 30, 2021
Position Summary:

The individual in this position of Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I will be an important member of the laboratory team. This position requires attention and adherence to laboratory quality requirements, support of quality initiatives, teamwork, professionalism and demonstrated work ethic. As a seasonal position, many of the duties will be centered around harvest activities including sampling and monitoring fermentations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Perform quality work in a fast‑paced, team‑oriented environment.
Follow laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocols.
Perform daily checks and calibrations for safety equipment and laboratory instrumentation.
Participate in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the laboratory.
Assist in routine preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
Effectively perform routine laboratory analyses.
Assist with routine wine trials as requested by winemaking.
Prepare samples and standardize reagents.
Enter analytical results into the database.
Contribute to and maintain high standards for quality assurance and quality control.
Obtain sample from barrels and tanks.
Perform Brix & temperature in a timely manner
Perform microbiological analysis of wine and juice.


Degree or coursework in Enology, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science or equivalent experience.
Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio a plus).
Availability to work overtime and flexibility to work varying shifts.

Additional Experience or Qualifications Preferred:

Spanish language skills.
Prior production experience in a wine lab environment.
Knowledge of wine chemistry, wine microbiology, wine quality, sensory and winemaking.
Possession of time‑management, project management, statistics and critical thinking skills.
Experience in evaluating equipment.

Physical Demands:

Required to stand long periods of time.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl.
Ability to lift and move up to 35 pounds of weight.
Please use the link included to apply.

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