The Microbiology Laboratory Technician will report to the Microbiology Manager and will support Constellation in vineyard, grape, cellar, wine and bottling microbiology, applying knowledge of microscopy and genetic testing to improve setup and optimization of instrumentation to address quality needs. This position is based in our Technical Services group and supports our timely analysis of samples (60%) and research projects/experiments (40%) to ensure consumer-driven wine quality from vineyard to shelf. Experienced hands-on microbiology in working with yeast and bacteria cultures, maintaining microbe libraries, isolations and genetic identifications.
Bachelor degree with emphasis in Microbiology, Enology, Food Science, or equivalent discipline
3+ years microbiology lab experience (equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable)
Experience in Microbiology procedures such as sterile technique, isolating microbes, making selective media and agar plates, identify colony and cell morphology, maintaining microbe cultures, yeast/bacteria hemocytometer counts and viability staining
Proven success calibrating, operating, trouble shooting and maintaining instruments, such as DNA Sequencers, microplate reader, qPCR, Biosafety hood, microscopes, electrophoresis, ATP/bioluminescence.
Knowledge of Quality Control and sanitation procedures
Strong math and computer skills
Skilled in the use of MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
Strong verbal and written communication skills – highly articulate, strong technical writing skills
Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
Strong attention to detail and ability to precisely follow directions.
Able to work shift work/weekends and overtime
Experience in high-volume environment
Excellent interpersonal and team skills, which foster working relationships throughout CBI and outside groups.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
The lab presents a unique environment that requires performing tasks of a repetitious nature, the ability to change job priorities and the need for speed, accuracy and precision to ensure the highest quality standards.
Works in warm/cold climates.
Works in high places.
Works on wet surfaces.
Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals.
Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic.
Must be able to move up to 55lbs.
Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting.
Operations and Production
The salary range for this role is:
$64,800.00 - $95,200.00
This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, the prevailing minimum wage for the location, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs. We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.
Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.
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