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Harvest Laboratory Technician

Kenwood, CA 95452

Industry : Winery Job Number: 37235 Pay Rate: 19.00

Job Description

Harvest Laboratory Technician

Kenwood, CA

Star Staffing is currently recruiting for a Harvest Laboratory Technician. This position you will work closely with the winemaking team. The primary responsibilities of the role are to perform routine chemical, physical and microbiological analyses to monitor product quality from grape through bottling of finished wine. In a team-based environment this position will also support cellar operations as it relates to chemical additions and inoculations.


Pay $18.00-$20.00/HR D.O.E

Starting August

Seasonal Temp

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Samples juices, fermenting musts and wines from analysis and tasting.
  • Performs all routine wet chemical/physical analyses on grapes, fermenting musts and wines during harvest, bottling and storage.
  • Types of analysis include free and total SO2, TA, pH, VA.
  • Performs bench trials for blending, fining and additions.
  • Performs daily monitoring of fermentations, daily brix checks
  • Performs tasks related to harvest chemical additions and inoculations
  • Utilizes pumps, hoses following standard cellar practices as it relates to chemical additions
  • Performs routine analyses to assure wine meets legal and quality requirements.
  • Completes daily bottling start up analysis  
  • Maintains clear, concise and accessible records of all data for juices, wines, microbiological work and bottling samples.
  • Inputs wine/juice analysis into Winemaker’s Database program.
  • Recognizes and resolves any discrepancies in data.
  • Orders laboratory supplies when necessary.
  • Maintains lab in a clean and orderly state.
  • Must respect all winery safety regulations pertaining to the use of chemicals.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Associates degree in Chemistry and or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience  
  • Must be able to lift up 50lbs repetitive


Extra Awesome:

  • Excellent written and verbal English skills. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Attention to detail
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions and procedures.


While you may work for our client, Star Staffing will be your employer. Why is that important?

  • You can have direct deposit or pay cards.  
  • You have access to benefits: medical, dental, and vision day one.
  • You have a dedicated recruiter that cares about your success.
  • You have access to dozens of jobs by applying to just one company.
  • We are fun to work with! Some weeks we pass out t-shirts, and some weeks, we give out ice-cream, pizza, and more. You’re in for some fun treats!


Please text or call (707) 575-5005. We look forward to hearing from you!

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