Harvest Lab Technician

Trinchero Family Estates

Saint Helena,  California

Job Summary:

To perform analysis of wine and grape components.

Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

•Ability to understand and comply with all safety requirements
•Obtain wine samples from tanks and juice samples from grape trucks
•Perform pH, TA, brix, and nutritional analyses on grape and juice samples
•Responsible for analysis on bottling tanks, bottled wine, and wines in storage
•Work safely and maintain a clean work station
•Generate analytical results accurately and efficiently
•Perform wine analyses using equipment such as gas chromatography, turbidimeter, spectrophotometer, enzymatic analyzer
•Chemical preparation (acids, bases, buffers, reference standards)
•Comply with ISO/17025 Quality System
•Responsible for understanding the Food Safety and Quality Management System and related activities, including the ISO Food Safety & Quality Policy
•Food Safety Responsibility: Report problems with the food safety management system to supervisor
•Perform other duties as assigned


•Education: Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Enology, Chemistry or similar Science preferred
•Experience: Lab courses or familiarity with winemaking a plus
•Good interpersonal skills, proven ability to communicate effectively and work well with other employees
•Ability to follow instructions and take direction
•Valid California Driver’s license and clean DMV report

Working Conditions:

•Moderate to heavy physical work
•Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
•Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
•Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses
•Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
•Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
•Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
•Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds

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