Lab Technician (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Free Flow Wines

  Sonoma, California

Free Flow Wines is looking for candidates who are passionate about what they do, enjoy working hard and thinking outside the ‘bottle’. At Free Flow, a diverse, supportive and fun environment is core to our culture, and we are looking for employees who share these same values. If you enjoy a fast-paced and dynamic workplace and care about quality, customer success and sustainability, we are looking for you!
Free Flow Wines is looking to hire a Lab Technician to support the lab lead technician and cellar staff by sampling and adjusting all wines that arrive at our facility. Also aiding cellar staff in set-up, filtration, and finalization of all lots at our Sonoma facility.

Some Responsibilities and Duties:
•  Perform analyses on wines including FS02, DO, DCO2, Alcohol, Turbidity
•  Adjustment of wine based on analyses
•  Sterility and handling of finished wines
•  Bulk wine management
•  Work with a production schedule to become self-directing
•  Forklift command; including all safe operating practices
•  Tank sanitation and QC checks 
•  Empty tank and floor space management 
•  Communication with lab lead in regard to all incoming wines and Wine analysis and sample pulling 

•  High school education required. 
•  Previous experience in a similar position a plus. 
•  Working knowledge of cellar equipment, particularly a canning line. 
•  Knowledge or having worked with production schedules preferred. 
•  Forklift operation experience a plus, but not required. 
•  An understanding of sterility and handling finished wine. 
•  Excellent verbal and written skills required. 
•  Can perform basic math. 
•  Must have reliable transportation, be punctual and maintain good attendance. 
•  Physical demands: lift 40-60 lbs.; stand and walk during most of the shift; work in cellar with all wine lab equipment; moderate daily use of a computer; occasional stairs and ladder climbing. 

•  Compensation is $16-$20 per hour, depending on experience. 
•  This is a Non-Exempt, Hourly position.
•  Med., Den., PTO & Holiday pay available after a waiting period.

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