24 days old

Laboratory Technician

Kelly Services
Healdsburg, CA 95448
"The Company" Winery in Healdsburg, CA

Laboratory Technician

Pay: $24.00/hr DOE

Days: M-F 8am-5pm

Duration: 3 months

Type: Temp


Under minimal supervision, responsible for compiling, analyzing and interpreting results in the routine and non-routine chemical and physical analysis required for quality control, winemaking, environmental monitoring research and the evaluation of products and processes.

**Essential Functions**

This job description reflects managements assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

-Performs broad range of analysis utilizing appropriate distillation, titrimetric, colorimetric and instrumental methods.

-Operates laboratory instruments such as an auto-titrator, refractometer, densitometer meter, gas chromatographs, infrared analyzers, balances, spectrophotometers, and other instruments as required to perform duties.

-Performs quality assurance checks on analytical procedures; makes the necessary adjustments and completes further testing when needed to ensure accuracy of the test(s).

-Receives rush samples, prioritizes samples and tests; analyzes samples.

-Enters test results into the laboratory information management system and reports results through LIMS in a timely manner.

-Validates new scientific equipment platforms; coordinates the calibration and routine maintenance of laboratory instruments.

-Prepares chemical solutions and standards used in the laboratory.

-Looks for trends in data, recognizes unexpected deviations, performs minor trouble-shooting and takes corrective action.

-Participates in the on-boarding and training of laboratory technicians.

-Practices safe work habits and maintains work area and instrumentation in a clean and orderly state.

- Supports Quality Assurance initiatives including bottling approvals, bottling preparation, good manufacturing practices, and performs other Quality activities as assigned.

-Works with team to develop and improve analytical methods and laboratory practices.

-Performs other work-related duties as assigned by the supervisor including, but not limited to, cleaning, recordkeeping and special projects.

-Assumes the duties of the Lab Supervisor in their absence.

-Participates in sample collection.

-Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulations.

-Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

**Minimum Qualifications**

-Bachelor's degree with a combined 12 college coursework units of chemistry, biology, and/or microbiology plus 1 year of laboratory experience or completed a Gallo Internship; OR Associate of Science degree in Chemistry, Food or Fermentation Science, Viticulture/Enology, Microbiology, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or Biological Engineering, plus 3 years of laboratory experience.

-Required to occasionally climb and conduct work at extreme heights.

-Required to lift and move up to 45 pounds.

-Required to work overtime and weekends when necessary.

-Skilled in writing reports and correspondence.

-Skilled in the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

-Required to be at least 21 years of age.

**Preferred Qualifications**

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Food or Fermentation Science, Viticulture/Enology, Microbiology, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or Biological Engineering plus 2 years of laboratory experience.

Experience reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Experience writing routine reports and correspondence.

Experience speaking effectively before groups of customers or employees within the organization.

Experience defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions. Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Experience applying advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

Skilled in applying mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

Experience running and troubleshooting the laboratory apparatus.

Skilled in grasping technical details quickly.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to lift and move product and samples weighing up to 45 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to:

*stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell.

*The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.

* The employee is occasionally required to sit; bend; crouch; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions and vibration.

"The Company" is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. "The Company" is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-02

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