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Harvest Lab Technician

Location: Geyserville, California

Job Summary:  The Harvest Lab Technician is responsible for monitoring musts and wines according to established Quality Assurance procedures and parameters. Under general direction, performs a variety of routine analytical tests. This is a seasonal, harvest role.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Safety Statement: All employees shall follow safe practices according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or People Operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

(60%) Lab Analysis:

  • Analyze grape and juice samples to evaluate maturity during harvest season.
  • Perform chemical analyses of wines (and juices) using a variety of methods, including titration, distillation, enzymatic chemistry, and other specialized methods. 
  • Prepare chemical reagents and contribute to general housekeeping of laboratory.
  • Ability to rotate through various work schedules to include early morning or swing shift.
  • Responsible for learning, adhering to, and enforcing department and company policies and procedures including safety.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

(20%) Sample Collection:

  • Responsible for sample collection and proper preparation for all required analysis.

(20%) Data Entering:

  • Accurately transcribe lab results to appropriate forms or databases. 

Job Requirements

  • Good understanding of analytical chemistry and lab instrumentation.
  • Ability to perform analyses in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to work well with others.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written. Fluent in English.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment by behaving and communicating in a manner that works well with clients, customers, coworkers and management.
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, Outlook and Word software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with little supervision.
    Must be highly organized and able to multi-task with diverse projects.
  • Good multi-tasking and people skills for working in a dynamic fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work varying shifts.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. BS Degree in a scientific field preferred.
  • Previous analytical lab experience at a winery or related industry preferred.

Physical Demands:

N (Not Applicable)-Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)-Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5 + hrs/day)

F (Frequently)-Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5 + hrs/day)

C (Constantly)-Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5 + hrs/day)


Stand-C, Walk-C, Sit-O, Handling/Fingering-F, Reaching Outward-F, Reaching Above Shoulder-F, Climb-O, Crawl-O, Squat or Kneel-O, Bend-F, Working at the Computer-O






Other Physical Requirements

10 lbs or Less



12 lbs or Less



Vision (Near, Distance)

11 lbs to 20 lbs



13 lbs to 25 lbs



Sense of Sound (i.e. Machinery/Tractor Sounds)

21 lbs to 50 lbs



26 lbs to 40 lbs



Sense of Touch

51 lbs to 100 lbs



41 lbs to 100 lbs



Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (steel toe boots, safety glasses)


Over 100 lbs



Over 100 lbs



Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

About The Family Coppola

The Family Coppola encompasses all of the things Francis loves most—cinema, wine, food, resorts and adventure—and embraces quality, authenticity and pleasure as a backbone to each of these vibrant business endeavors.

Our people are driven by the cultural values of respect, integrity, innovation, passion, teamwork, and embracing change. Our employees love working here for our sense of “family” community. We’ve been recognized as one of The Best Places to Work in the North Bay multiple years in a row.

Posted: June 04, 2020

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