Quality Control Laboratory Analyst I

Winery Production Santa Rosa, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines


Position Summary:

The individual in this position of Laboratory Analyst I will be an important member of the laboratory team.  They will contribute to and maintain high standards for quality assurance and quality control, interface with other departments, such as Winemaking, Bottling, and the Cellar at various stages of production.  This position requires attention and adherence to laboratory quality requirements, support of quality initiatives, teamwork, professionalism and demonstrated work ethic.  The individual in this position will also be responsible for inspecting packaging materials against quality specifications, monitoring wine quality before and after bottling for legal compliance, and performing audits of wine quality and packaging quality during bottling.  Depending on qualifications, additional duties may include the performance of microbiological analysis of wine and juice.  This is a shift position, however, the individual in this position must be willing to work variable shifts as required.



Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality work in a fastpaced, teamoriented environment.
  • Perform daily checks and calibrations for safety equipment and laboratory instrumentation.
  • Participate in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the laboratory.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Effectively perform routine laboratory analyses.
  • Enter analytical results into the database.
  • Obtain sample from barrels and tanks
  • Perform routine audits for bottling quality performance and sterility.
  • Perform incoming inspections on packaging materials.
  • Operate measuring tools for package integrity (calipers, balance, vacuum gauge, torque, extraction force, and seal tester).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Desired Areas of Specialization:

  • Knowledge of wine production.
  • Possession of timemanagement skills.
  • Ability to communicate technically, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, 5S, ISO9001, BRC, or ISO17025.




Candidates should have an educational background in science, such as:  Enology, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or Food Science. The candidate should possess excellent verbal and written skills in English (Spanish language skills are a strong plus) and computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio a plus). Prior production experience in a wine lab environment or laboratory is desirableThe availability to work overtime and flexibility to work varying shifts, is requiredThe candidate must be able to lift 35 lbs. and be able to stand for long periods of time.


Physical Demands:

Required to stand long periods of time, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and able to lift and move up to 35 pounds of weight.


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Pay Range:

$19.52 - $23.66 - $27.80 per hour


  • Health insurance – medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Vacation accrual; 12 paid holidays; 72 hours for Health & Wellness
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Wine discounts!

At Jackson Family Wines, we respect, celebrate, and take pride in each other’s differences. Together we nurture a culture that embraces fairness, acceptance and belonging. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our best innovation, enrich our employees, and connect us to our customers and global community. We aspire to evolve in our commitment for a better future and one that is rooted for good.

 This job requisition and salary range are effective as of January 1st, 2023. All company job requisitions prior to January 1st, 2023 are null and void.