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Sample Logistics Specialist

ETS Laboratories

St. Helena, CA

Sample Logistics Specialist

Job Description:

As we celebrate our 41st year we are recruiting candidates who are able to excel in a dynamic and fast-moving environment to join our logistics team in St. Helena, CA.
ETS LABORATORIES is seeking a Sample Logistics Specialist, who will be responsible for support functions within the Sample Logistics area of our fast-paced, high-throughput production laboratory.

What you’ll do:

Although we’ve grown to five locations, we are still a small family-owned business. You’ll be joining a small but efficient team in St. Helena that is responsible for support functions within the Sample Logistics area of our fast-paced, high-throughput production laboratory.

The Sample Logistics Specialist is focused & extremely detail oriented and able to perform under pressure with calm confidence, speed and accuracy. They demonstrate superior organizational skills that come with accessioning and data entry experience.

You will develop an understanding of how all the functions of sample logistics and processing fit together and affect the workflow through the laboratory, as well as learning and adhering to ISO 17025 quality standards and procedures.

You should share our focus and commitment to continuous quality, innovation, and learning to help drive future development and deliver greater value to our clients and support them as they make the world’s finest wines. No experience in the wine industry is required.


-Manage receiving sample shipments, inspecting for damage, discrepancies, or shortages, and tracking internal laboratory sample transfers.
-Sample triage and preparation, verification of sample requirements, and identification of submission information errors.
-Accurate data entry of samples and test requisitions into the lab management system.
-Maintain sample integrity through out the sample's flow through the lab, following specific standard operating procedures.
-Organize and maintain sample storage, performing daily checks and disposals using established protocols.
-Handle client records and data according to strict privacy and confidentiality policies.
-Perform other laboratory support duties as required.


A qualified candidate will demonstrate:

-Experience working in an entrepreneurial and team environment
-Ability to work in a fast paced, high throughput production environment
-Ability to maintain composure when working under pressure
-Excellent attention to detail to quickly spot and correct errors
-Ability to learn and consistently follow detailed Standard Operating Procedures and protocols.
-Ability to enter data quickly and accurately meeting ETS' production and accuracy standards
-The availability to work flexible schedules when required, especially during peak analytical seasons
-Candidates must be able to sit or stand for significant periods of time while performing a variety of tasks, and must be able to perform repetitive hand motions such as capping and uncapping tubes or sample containers.

This position is limited to non-smokers only due to sensitive sensory testing performed in our laboratory.


We provide:

-A competitive salary, based on experience
-A student loan repayment program
-Comprehensive employer-paid health and vision insurance
-401k, FSA, HRA, EAP, and group life insurance
-Support for skill development and continuous learning opportunities through internal and external seminars, training courses, and learning materials
-Offices near some of the world’s most beautiful vineyards

Who we are:

ETS Laboratories is the worldwide leader in providing independent, ISO-accredited analytical services to the wine industry. We partner with the world’s greatest winemakers to provide them with innovative analytical tools of the highest quality and an unmatched technical expertise to support their wine making craft.

Since we opened in 1978, ETS Laboratories has grown to five locations across the West coast with a staff whose knowledge covers a broad range of expertise. We boast a diverse, highly trained team with a broad range of experience and advanced degrees. Although we’ve grown to five locations, we are still a family-owned business.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, November 7th
Type of Work:
Full Time