Harvest Laboratory Analyst

Lab Santa Rosa, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines

Join the Skylane Cellars Team for Harvest 2024!  The individual in this position of Seasonal Laboratory Analyst will be an important member of the laboratory team.  This position requires attention and adherence to laboratory quality requirements, support of quality initiatives, teamwork, professionalism, and a demonstrated work ethic. As a seasonal position, many of the duties will be centered around harvest activities including sampling and monitoring fermentations. Expected months will be from September to December.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.  
  • Follow laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocols.
  • Perform daily checks and calibrations for safety equipment and laboratory instrumentation.
  • Participate in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the laboratory.
  • Effectively perform routine laboratory analyses.
  • Enter analytical results into the database.
  • Contribute to and maintain high standards for quality assurance and quality control. 
  • Obtain samples from barrels and tanks. 


  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio a plus).  
  • Availability to work overtime and flexibility to work varying shifts. 

Additional Experience or Qualifications Preferred:

  • Spanish language skills.
  • Prior production experience in a wine lab environment.
  • Knowledge of wine chemistry, wine microbiology, wine quality, sensory and winemaking.
  • Possession of time management, project management, statistics, and critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, 5S, ISO9001, BRC, or ISO17025.
  • Experience with a Laboratory Information System (LIMS).
  • Experience in evaluating equipment.

Physical Demands:

This position requires continuous standing throughout the shift for operating and moving throughout the laboratory and cellar. Occasionally requires reaching with hands and arms, fine manipulation, sitting, and walking to perform daily checks and calibrations for safety equipment and laboratory instrumentation. It occasionally requires the ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, lift and move up to 35 pounds of weight when obtaining samples from barrels and tanks, performing inspection on packaging materials and packaging audits.

Wage Transparency:   
The base pay for this role ranges from $18.00- $22.00 per hour. Compensation will be determined by candidate experience, skills, and location.    
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.