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Microbiologist at E&J Gallo Winery in Saint Helena, California

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Named a Glassdoor "Best Places to Work" three years in row, we couldn't be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life's special occasions. Come celebrate with us! Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing

Under general supervision, isolates and makes cultures of significant wine microorganisms, identifies microorganism by microscopic and other examinations.
What You Will Do:

  • Monitors all winery processes for any activities which would/could impact microbial stability.

  • Reports on and acts as a liaison with other departments on microbiological and sanitation issues.

  • Collects and processes microbial samples, prepares media, records relevant information, and generates various reports.

  • Works with customers to identify and troubleshoot sources of contamination.

  • Uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify yeast and bacteria.

  • Identifies microorganisms by microscopic examination of physiological, morphological and cultural characteristics.

  • Participates in the planning and organizing of field inspections, tests and surveys related to research projects.

  • Maintains collection of specimens for study or reference purposes.

  • Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.

  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.

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

What You Will Need:

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.

  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or Biology; or 4 years of Microbiologist or Laboratory Technician experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Required to lift and move up to 25 lbs.

What Will Set You Apart: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or Biology plus 1 year Microbiologist or Laboratory Technician experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Experience reading, analyzing and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.

  • Experience writing reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.

  • Experience effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

  • Skilled in the intermediate use of MS Word and Excel and the basic use of MS Access, PowerPoint and LIMS.

  • Type 35-40 wpm.

  • Skilled in mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

  • Experience applying concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

  • Experience solving practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Experience interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Experience applying established procedures to situations that are non-routine in nature requiring some evaluation, originality, and ingenuity.

  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of this particular field of specialization.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future. 

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Requisition ID: 61313 






Equal Opportunity Employer

Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.