Temporary Lab Techncian

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Paterson , WA 99345

Posted 5 months ago

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has immediate openings in our Analytical Laboratory department out of our Columbia Crest Winery located in beautiful and scenic Paterson, Washington. The successful candidate will perform various types of analysis according to approved SOPs and provide reliable analytical results to winemaking and enological staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate, calibrate, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot basic analytical instrument systems

  • Establish and maintain quality assurance records and work station records

  • Perform routine and non-routine analysis related to wine manufacturing

  • Recognize techniques or practices that yield noncompliant data or analytical performance

  • Record and report analytical results

  • Support procedures for health and safety, good housekeeping practices and good stewardship in waste management.

  • Coordinate work with others

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Maintain chemical safety awareness

  • Maintain control of supply inventory

  • Other related duties as assigned

Working Conditions:

  • Laboratory environment working with wine laboratory chemicals. PPE eye protection required at all times and additional PPE is task dependent

  • Work indoors in close proximity with others in lab setting; Work outdoors (possible weather extremes heat/cold) and/or cellar.

  • Requires extended work hours during harvest season and some evenings and/or weekends

  • 50-60 hour work week during harvest period

  • Possible Night Shift

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, push or pull a minimum of 50 pounds weight

  • Perform work with arms extended forward, to the side, or overhead

  • Perform work in sitting or standing position for extended periods of time

  • Perform work in possible hot/cold temperature extremes


  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, bio-chemistry or related science field preferred

  • Must be minimum 21 years of age (Alcohol)

  • Analytical laboratory experience with background in both analytical chemistry and operation of laboratory instrument systems, a plus

  • Practical experience in a manufacturing laboratory a plus

  • Excellent math and computation skills essential; accuracy in computations and legible record keeping a must.

  • Computerized data entry and inventory skills experience a plus

  • Must be able to work extended hours and possible shift rotation.

  • History of responsible use of alcohol and other appropriate conduct, as well as fitness to be licensed, permitted, and/or certified by state and/or local regulatory bodies.

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