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Posted June 23rd

Laboratory Technician II

Paso Robles, California


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Posted June 23rd

Laboratory Technician II

Paso Robles, California

Function

Production

Experience

Other

Type

Full Time

Job Description

  • Performs daily routine analysis, but not limited to: total acidity (TA), free & total sulfur dioxide, residual sugar (RS) and malic acid (ML), volatile acidity and alcohol.
  • Performs any harvest analysis pertaining to grape maturity, juice analysis, and fermentation tank or barrel tracking/monitoring.
  • Operates laboratory instruments such as Y15 Automatic Analyzer, cash still, refractometer, density meter, pH meter, alcolyzer, turbidimeter, and other instruments as required to perform duties.
  • Additions and preparations of wine additives and cultures to tanks and barrels.
  • Ability to use and maintain a Gas Chromatograph.
  • Experience with Polymerase Chain Reaction methods and instrumentation.
  • Ability to prioritize analyses and process laboratory samples efficiently.
  • Responsible for data entry of all lab results into the laboratory information management system in a timely manner.
  • Selects and prepares chemical solutions used in the laboratory.
  • Supports the training of new employees and seasonal interns.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned by the Supervisor including, but not limited to, sampling, cleaning, administrative duties, and special projects.
  • Obtain wine samples from tanks and barrels.
  • Must immediately inform Winemaking Team of any situation that could jeopardize wine quality.
  • Able to maintain, calibrate or perform any troubleshooting required for all laboratory instruments.
  • Assist with all Lab SOPs, inventory of materials and work with vendors for purchasing needs.
  • Responsible for understanding all safety procedures including hazardous materials handling, storage and disposal.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (Enology, Chemistry, Food Science, etc.) and two (2) years previous winery experience
  • Ability to establish direction, obtain commitment and execute appropriate production processes
  • Proficient inMicrosoft Word, Excel, and ability to learn new programs
  • Able to adhere to safety procedures, company polices and act as a role model to others
  • Solution-driven, willingness to make timely and accuratedecisions
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

Additional Information

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
  • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
  • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
  • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
  • Wonderful Giving ( wonderfulgiving.com ) - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Company focus on wellness and health including virtual yoga and mindful meditation classes

Located in Paso Robles, JUSTIN® Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting world- class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties, including the iconic ISOSCELES® blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The Vineyard estate, located at 11680 Chimney Rock Road, features a Tasting Room, luxury five-star accommodations at the JUST Inn®, and a Restaurant--making it one of the only wineries on the Central Coast to offer all three options. In September 2018, a new second location, the JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room opened introducing an expansive wine-tasting bar, lounge, and a full dining room that's situated prominently on the square along Downtown City Park in the heart of Paso Robles. In addition to its stellar hospitality, JUSTIN consistently receives top honors around the world, establishing itself as a leader in New World Bordeaux-style winemaking. JUSTIN wines are available through discerning fine wine retailers and restaurants throughout the United States, or directly from the Winery via JUSTIN's Tasting Room, online store or to members of the exclusive JUSTIN Wine Society wine club. To discover more about JUSTIN, visit www.justinwine.com .

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Location
Paso Robles, California