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Lab Technician 3

The Wine Group, 38558 Road 128, Cutler, California, United States of America Req #300
Monday, July 27, 2020
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at www.thewinegroup.com and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.

JOB SUMMARY
 

Lab Technician 3 performs non-routine and routine chemical and physical analysis and tests required for quality control, and research and development purposes for the evaluation of raw ingredients, products, and processes. Assists in compiling, analyzing and interpreting results.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Experienced individual contributor and team member

  • Works with minimum supervision

  • Assignments are broad in nature and include special projects (interdepartmental and inter-winery).

  • Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action, decision, creativity.

  • Superior analytical and microbiological skills.

  • Duties include performing analysis, writing, and establishing specifications, assisting in the validation of assays, keeping lab documentation up to date (End of the Month)

  • Assist Cutler facility (lab, cellar, bottling) with trouble shooting and root cause analysis for quality related concerns. Develop quality response plans and corrective actions as appropriate with supervision.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • May assist in the development and training of Technicians.

  • Selects and prepares chemical solutions used in the laboratory.

  • Looks for trends in data, recognizes unexpected deviations, performs minor troubleshooting, and alerts Manager. Makes valid conclusions and recommends next steps in routine situations.

  • May assume duties of Manager in his/her absence.

  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of general functions; it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, and/or 2 – 7 years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Computer skills including basic MS Word and Excel.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Must possess strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to work rotating shifts and overtime.

  • Must possess strong skills in the following areas: functional/technical skills, action oriented/sense of urgency, customer focus, drive for results, time management, continuous improvement, and self-development.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and twisting in a laboratory or production environment.
     
     

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.

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Other details

  • Job Family Winery Operations
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • The Wine Group, 38558 Road 128, Cutler, California, United States of America