Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I

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Carneros Winery

Position Description:           Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I – Carneros Hills Winery

Department:                       Production

Reports to:                         Laboratory Senior Manager

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Position Summary:

The individual in this position of Seasonal Laboratory Analyst I will be an important member of the laboratory team.  This position requires attention and adherence to laboratory quality requirements, support of quality initiatives, teamwork, professionalism and demonstrated work ethic. As a seasonal position, many of the duties will be centered around harvest activities including sampling and monitoring fermentations.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality work in a fast‑paced, team‑oriented environment.  
  • Follow laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocols.
  • Perform daily checks and calibrations for safety equipment and laboratory instrumentation.
  • Participate in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the laboratory.
  • Assist in routine preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Effectively perform routine laboratory analyses.
  • Assist with routine wine trials as requested by winemaking.
  • Prepare samples and standardize reagents.
  • Enter analytical results into the database.
  • Contribute to and maintain high standards for quality assurance and quality control. 
  • Obtain sample from barrels and tanks.
  • Perform Brix & temperature in a timely manner
  • Perform microbiological analysis of wine and juice.



  • Degree or coursework in Enology, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science or equivalent experience.  
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio a plus).  
  • Availability to work overtime and flexibility to work varying shifts. 


Additional Experience or Qualifications Preferred:

  • Spanish language skills.
  • Prior production experience in a wine lab environment.
  • Knowledge of wine chemistry, wine microbiology, wine quality, sensory and winemaking.
  • Possession of time‑management, project management, statistics and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience in evaluating equipment.

Physical Demands:

  • Required to stand long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 35 pounds of weight.


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