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Lab Tech II

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Paterson, WA

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Job Description:

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company that is proud to call the greater Seattle area our home. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world. As a result, our wines are a force for gatherings and conversations to serve the well-being of our consumers, our communities and our land. This approach has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers outstanding and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.

We are currently seeking candidates for a Lab Tech II to join our team at Columbia Crest Winery in Paterson, WA.

What you will do:

Adhere to company goals optimizing laboratory work towards quality, safety, and efficiency. Perform analysis according to approved SOPs and provide reliable analytical results to winemaking and enological staff.
•  Operate, calibrate, maintain, repair and troubleshoot 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
•  Review and be responsible to content accuracy and relevance of SOPs
•  Train and mentor new laboratory technicians
•  Ensure that health and safety procedures are followed by yourself and others
•  Support procedures for health, safety, good housekeeping practices and good stewardship in waste management
•  Be organized with ability to prioritize and multi-task
•  Coordinate work with others and work in close proximity with others, or work independently
•  Maintain chemical safety awareness & have experience in handling chemicals
•  Maintain excellent math and computation skills with accuracy and legibility of records
•  Be proficient in computerized data entry
•  Maintain control of supply inventory
•  Laboratory environment working with wine laboratory chemicals
•  Warehouse & manufacturing environment working with large volumes of wine, wine packaging materials, and glassware
•  Requires extended work hours during harvest season and some evenings and/or weekends

What you will bring:

•  BS degree in chemistry, bio-chemistry or related science field
•  Analytical laboratory experience with background in both analytical chemistry and operation of laboratory instrument systems
•  Practical experience in a manufacturing laboratory is preferred
•  Ability to maintain and troubleshoot analytical instrumentation

Who you are:

•  You are curious and continuously learn and grow your capabilities.
•  You respect and value the power of conversation to bring people together, learn and solve problems.
•  You value inclusion and work to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and every voice is heard.
•  You are innovative and have the courage to pursue new ideas.
•  You make an impact by being bold and taking action.

We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing opportunities for training, development and advancement.

In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health insurance, participation in our 401k programs, and incentive compensation programs and relocation assistance packages for select roles.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. For more information, see the EEOC's "Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law" poster.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, September 22nd
Type of Work:
Full Time
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