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.
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
Maintain chemical safety awareness
Maintain control of supply inventory
Other related duties as assigned
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
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.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates