GC/HPLC Analytical Chemist - Wine Industry

Expiring today

Location
St. Helena, CA
Salary
DOE
Posted
Nov 28, 2020
Closes
Jan 27, 2021
Field of specialization
Analytical, Food
Work Function
Analyst, Laboratory
Job Type
Full time

Are you a science aficionado with a sense of humor and strong work ethic? If your answer is yes, this is the job for you. Apply now to become a part of our dynamic and fast-moving chromatography team in our St. Helena, CA laboratory.

ETS Laboratories is searching for an experienced Chemstation/MassHunter expert who is on top of every detail to run and help maintain our state of the art GC/MS/MS, GC/MS, GC, HPLC/MS/MS, and HPLC instrumentation.

What you’ll do:

You will have the opportunity to work in a independent 17025 ISO-accredited laboratory that invests heavily in the most modern instrumentation and analytical technologies and partners with the world’s greatest winemakers to provide them with innovative analytical tools and unmatched technical expertise to support their winemaking craft.

Although we’ve grown to five locations, ETS is still a small, family-owned business. You’ll be joining our laboratory team in St. Helena that is responsible for analytical work and laboratory support functions in a high through-put, fast paced production laboratory. We boast a diverse, highly trained team with a broad range of experience and advanced degrees.

You will be expected to demonstrate superior organizational skills, be extremely detail oriented and able to perform high volume, precise analytical work under pressure with calm confidence, speed and accuracy.

In addition, you should share our commitment to continuous quality and innovation to help drive future development and deliver greater value to our clients, supporting them as they make the world’s finest wines.

Our St. Helena laboratory is located in the heart of the beautiful and renowned Napa Valley, providing wineries and suppliers with local access to the most technically advanced analytical methods that are vital to modern winemaking.

No experience in the wine industry is required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform GC and HPLC analysis in a commercial laboratory serving the wine, beer, cider and spirits industries
  • Operate and maintain multiple GC, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, HPLC and HPLC/MS/MS systems
  • Generate quality system-compliant data
  • Work with team members to execute analysis conforming to SOPs and maintain good record keeping practices
  • Identify instrument problems and perform routine troubleshooting
  • Participate in and promote continuous improvement efforts within the laboratory

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry or a related field
  • Five or more years experience in a production laboratory
  • Experience with sample preparation and extraction techniques (SPE, SPME)
  • Experience with chromatographic techniques and instrumentation (GC, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, HPLC, HPLC/MS/MS)
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 environment preferred
  • Experience with ChemStation and MassHunter software preferred
  • NMR working experience a plus

YOUR TALENTS SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • Capacity to prioritize daily tasks and meet the demands of multiple priorities with minimal supervision
  • Self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Availability to work flexible schedules, especially during peak analytical seasons
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Expertise in handling client records and data according to strict privacy and confidentiality guidelines

Must be able to sit or stand for significant periods of time while performing a variety of tasks.

Must be able to perform repetitive hand motions such as capping and uncapping tubes or sample containers.

This position is open to non-smokers only due to sensitive sensory analyses performed in our laboratory.

BENEFITS

We provide:

  • Competitive salary, based on experience
  • Student loan repayment program
  • Comprehensive employer-paid health and vision insurance
  • Group Life insurance, 401K, FSA
  • Continued learning through conference attendance, training courses, and learning materials
  • Offices near some of the world’s most beautiful vineyards

Who we are:

ETS Laboratories is the worldwide leader in providing independent, ISO-accredited analytical services to the wine industry. We partner with the world’s greatest winemakers to provide them with innovative analytical tools of the highest quality and an unmatched technical expertise to support their winemaking craft.

Since we opened in 1978, ETS Laboratories has grown to five locations across the West coast with a staff whose knowledge covers a broad range of expertise. We boast a diverse, highly trained team with a broad range of experience and advanced degrees.

Our St. Helena laboratory is located in the heart of the beautiful and renowned Napa Valley, providing wineries and suppliers with local access to the most technically advanced analytical methods that are vital to modern winemaking.

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