Laboratory SupervisorStoller Wine GroupDayton, OR
Situated in the southernmost tip of the Dundee Hills, Stoller Family Estate is a 398 acre property with over 220 acres of contiguous vineyards planted primarily to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We believe in sustainability and creating a culture that supports making wines of integrity and intention. The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to work with some of Oregon’s best winemaking talent to produce a broad scope of high quality wines.
This position requires a superb working knowledge of analytical equipment operation and upkeep ensure that our winemakers are receiving the highest level of accuracy and consistency from the lab. The ideal candidate will work closely with winemaking and cellar staff as well as bottling staff to oversee quality control for all aspects of wine production. During harvest, there is potential to train and lead a small team of interns to complete the lab responsibilities. Thorough work and attention to detail is essential.
-Perform and manage lab analysis with consistency and accuracy, including titrations and enzymatic analysis via auto-analyzer
-Follow standard operating procedures and safety procedures as well as write and maintain SOP for staff guidance
-Organize sampling, collection and analysis of wine lots, both on periodic schedules and as requested by winemaking staff.
-Execute and oversee all measurables for quality control, both in the winery and during bottling
-Assess and evaluate validity of analysis and results
-Calibrate and clean lab equipment and prepare standard solutions
-Make and oversee additions to tanks and barrels
-Communicate with winemakers regarding their analysis and other laboratory needs
-Complete all related record-keeping and database entry as needed
-Maintain inventory of all chemicals and reagents necessary for laboratory operation
-Participate in the hiring and management of laboratory staff, both seasonal and permanent
-Support a healthy and inclusive work environment
-Highly organized and detail-oriented
-Motivated and interested in continuous improvement
-Can multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
-Effective communication – verbal and written
-Work and stand for long hours
-Able to lift and carry 50 pounds
-Able to climb ladders and catwalks
-Familiarity with Vintrace and ThermoFisher Gallery operation a plus
-Degree in Food Science, Enology, Chemistry or related science field
-3+ years of experience working in a lab or related experience
-1+ years of supervisory experience
This is a full time position, with extended hours during harvest months. Medical, vision, and dental insurance provided. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Wednesday, February 16th
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