Laboratory Assistant (Delheim Wine Estate)

Wednesday, 3 August, 2022
Roelof     +27 21 888 4600

Delheim is looking for a full time laboratory assistant.

 Job Description

Position Summary

Under general supervision, provide and ensure all department’s operational support during production processing. Validate compliance to product specifications and adherence to SAWIS through routine and advanced chemical analyses on juices, wines, and other Company products. Communicate with and provide feedback to production team members to facilitate process improvement. This position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.

Responsibilities and not limited to:

Learn and follow all laboratory work instructions and safety procedures.
Standardize equipment as needed and ensure it is working properly.
Perform accurate routine and advanced chemical and physical analysis on wines, juices, concentrates and other company products.
Prepare reagents and standard solutions.
Prepare, maintain, and distribute required reports and records
Responsible for IPW and WIETA documentation for both cellar and Farm
Assist the research and development department by providing support as needed
Sample tanks and barrels for analyses
Maintain lab cleanliness and a safe, sanitary working environment.
Assist with analytical lab duties as instructed by Winemaker and Cellarmaster 
Compliance with all Company policies and procedures
Work off shifts and overtime as assigned.
Own transport with a valid driver’s license

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Certificate
1 – 2 years’ Lab experience
Strong knowledge of analytical procedures.
Strong knowledge of mathematics.
Experience in computer applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in Oenology, Food Science, Chemistry or related field preferred.
2-5 years’ experience
Understanding of microbiological and wine analyses
Familiarity with WineMS, IWP, WEITA and SAWIS
Knowledge of various wine types

Please send CV and Cover letter to

Applications close 19th of August 2022