Harvest Lab Technician - Jackson Family Wines, McMinnville

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McMinnville, OR, United States

V18 Winery Laboratory Technician (Seasonal/Harvest)


McMinnville, Willamette Valley, OR.

We are a mid-sized winery specializing in the production of premium Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay from some of the most premier vineyard sites in Oregon. With just one vintage’s worth of wear and tear, our state of the art laboratory and winery still shine with all the bells and whistles! Our winery is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, McMinnville.

We have a diverse and extremely passionate team led by a silly winemaking duo, and are looking for individuals to join us for the upcoming harvest. If you are a hardworking, energetic, creative, fun-loving wine enthusiast that enjoys working in a team environment we would love to hear from you.


Under the general direction of the Laboratory Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician will perform routine juice and wine analysis, including Brix, pH, TA, NH3, PAN, RS, ML, AC, Alcohol, Free & Total SO2.  This position requires the ability to follow directions safely, accurately, and in a timely manner.


Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyze samples in a timely manner
  • Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocols
  • Record results in proper journals
  • Maintain Winemaker’s database (BIMS)
  • Monitor tank and barrel fermentations as requested
  • Collect representative samples from tanks and barrels
  • Participate in lab general housekeeping
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor and other staff
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


This position requires strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail. Science degree in chemistry, bio-chemistry or related science filed with previous lab experience is preferred.  Previous experience with Y15 autoanalyzer a plus.  Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime and varying shifts.


Required to stand for extended periods of time, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and able to lift and move up to 50 pounds of weight.

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