Laboratory Internship

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Website DAOU Family Estates

DAOU Family Estates

Company : DAOU Family Estates

Country: United States

Location : San Luis Obispo, California

Post: Sat, 25 Mar 2023 05:23:04 GMT

Expires: Sat, 22 Apr 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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This position will focus on overall wine production, providing laboratory analysis support for the winemaking, cellar, and viticulture teams. Students will preferably work full-time at the San Luis Obispo Cellar throughout the 2023 Harvest (July – November). This position is a paid internship, requires a flexible schedule and may include evening, weekend, and overtime work. Interns will be supplied with all necessary equipment and training to ensure their success in the role. Additional details outlined below.

Internship Responsibilities:

Follow company procedures daily to analyze samples for pH, TA, VA, ML, EtOH (ethanol), sugars, SO2 and other analysis.

Ensure daily instrument calibration to maintain accuracy of all lab testing equipment.

Daily data entry, documenting all results in laboratory logs and winery database.

Conduct physical, chemical, microbiological and organoleptic testing for raw materials, in-process products and resulting wines.

Ensures that the laboratory is cleaned/sanitized daily and kept in an orderly manner.

Prepare bench trials for blending, fining and additions.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualified students will be enrolled in Enology, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or similar program.

Strong written and verbal communication skills required, ability to multitask and respond to assigned tasks in a timely manner.

Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.

Basic computer skills in MS Excel, Word and database systems.

Requires dependability and work schedule flexibility during harvest months.

Must be able to lift 50lbs and able to stand for long periods of time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions:

Approximately 70% of day standing, 30% administrative work

50lb lift (min 1 case of wine)

This internship is a unique opportunity to work closely with the production and winemaking teams. The experience will offer full exposure to the many procedures involved in laboratory analysis of wine grapes and the winemaking process.

Compensation Range:

Pay Rate: $16 – $18.50/hour


The purpose of this summary is to describe the essential job functions and the level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by this position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and assign other duties as necessary.

DAOU is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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