Sr Lab Tech/Winetracker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Conn Creek Winery

  Saint Helena, California


Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a premium wine company. We are a collection of distinctive wine estates and maker of some of the finest wines in the world because we value our vineyards and the art of wine-making. This focus has resulted in our ability to offer our consumers extraordinary and distinctive wines from some of the best regions in the world.  

We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates for a Sr. Lab Tech/Winetracker to join our team at Conn Creek Winery in St Helena, CA. This person will be responsible to assist winemakers as needed in all areas of production, lab analysis, record keeping and inventory while optimizing quality, efficiency and winery safety.

What you will do:

  • Provide hands-on participation and support for operations relative to daily production activities.
  • Perform and record lab results into wine tracking database.
  • Assist in wine production and monitoring of bulk wine inventory. Conduct month-end inventory. Enter wine movements and treatments in Vintners Advantage.
  • Help supervise and track cellar workorder execution, compile reports and inventory activity summaries.
  • Assist in grape crush, press and ferment of juice and monitoring of fermentation of wine.
  • Provide backup to winemakers in their absence in areas of wine production and barrel operations.
  • Assist in the supervision of cellar and barrel personnel in absence of winemakers and Cellar master
  • Maintain cellar records, inventory and materials counts using Vintners Advantage and JDE.
  • Act as liaison providing technical support to Q.C. and Lab operations at other facilities.
  • Set up and participate in tastings and trials in support of winemaking and cellar activities.
  • Maintain and update bottling Q.C., bottling totals, packaging materials inventory and communication with other departments around supplies receiving and usage.
  • Manage M.S.D.S. database and confirm that company safety policies are being followed correctly.
  • Assist in tastings for trade, technical or consumer group meetings.
  • Help train temporary lab personnel and harvest interns.
  • Schedule maintenance of lab equipment and ensure accuracy/precision of all data from laboratory.
  • Help maintain winery facility, equipment, operations, safety and support winemaking staff in all production functions.
  • Represent winery to trade and consumers.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish a plus.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to periodically lift up to forty pounds
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak periods
  • Ability to work in cold, damp cellar environment
  • Ability to climb stairs and work at heights
  • Working with hazardous chemicals

What you will bring:

  • Minimum Age requirement of 21 when working within winemaking.
  • B.S. degree in Enology, Viticulture, Food Science or related field required.  
  • Some supervisory skills.
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • Supervisory skills helpful
  • Must possess strong organizational skills as well as high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must have experience and competency in Excel, Word, and other software.
  • Must be able to travel and work in other Ste. Michelle locations as needed
  • Must be able to work extended hours and 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.

 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 pension 401k programs and incentive compensation programs as well as a relocation assistance package, if needed.

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. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 425-488-1133.


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