Lab Tech in St. Helena, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

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Job Description

Job Number: 2150200

Job Title: Lab Tech
Location: St Helena
Compensation: $18-22/hr

Supports Winemaking and Production teams by providing both analytical laboratory analysis and quality assurance functions for the Laboratory.


* Seasonal support for existing lab staff, by performing analytical chemistry analysis in a wine lab.

* Sanitation of the laboratory is one of the primary functions or this position (i.e. washing glassware, cleaning counter tops, etc.)

* Works in the lab under the direction of the full-time lab staff and wine chemists.

* Perform chemical analyses of wines and juices using a variety of methods, including titration, distillation, enzymatic chemistry, atomic absorption, and other specialized instrumentation.

* Prepare chemical reagents.

* Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a high throughput analytical laboratory.

* Perform bench-scale trials, to include trial blending, stability testing, filterability, color evaluations, fining trials, and acid or sugar series to support the production of several brands.

* Maintain and troubleshoot diverse and complex laboratory instruments.

* Responsible for general housekeeping of lab.

* Cleans glassware, countertops, lab equipment, and instrumentation regularly, maintaining good general housekeeping of the Lab.

* Accurately transcribe lab results to appropriate forms and/or databases.

* Ability to work overtime as needed and rotate through various work schedules to include shifts starting in the early morning or late afternoons.

* Perform Quality Assurance tasks, as needed.


* Bachelor degree in Science, preferably chemistry or fermentation science preferred, plus winery or related lab experience a plus.

* Good understanding of analytical chemistry and lab instrumentation.

* Computer literacy in Excel required.

* Ability to perform chemical analyses in an accurate and timely manner.

* Familiarity with Microsoft Window applications.

* Strong mathematical skills.

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

* Strong organizational and time management, attention to detail.


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