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Quality Assurance Technician

Apply now Job no: 749524
Work type: Regular
Location: California, US
Categories: Technical & Operations

 About the Role:

Conduct laboratory analysis and quality assurance functions to ensure the high quality of our products for our consumers.

  • Support and maintain compliance with all company HSE Policies and safe work practices
  • Support and maintain compliance with all ISO FSSC 22000, FSQM, TTB and regulatory requirements
  • Implement and maintain compliance with the food safety and quality management system by reporting food safety hazards and quality problems as they arise
  • Perform chemical analyses of wines and juices using a variety of methods (e.g., titration, distillation, enzymatic chemistry, photo spectrometry) and specialized instrumentation
  • Perform quality assurance functions:

    • Bottling line quality checks
    • Line-release validations
    • Tank inspections and analysis
    • Sanitation inspections
  • Perform micro tests (e.g., plating, evaluating results, putting inventory on hold, creating non-conformance reports)
  • Raise “Defective Goods Notices” to communicate issues to stakeholders
  • Participate in CIRs to resolve issues
  • Assist with troubleshooting issues related to packaging materials and finished goods
  • Conduct “track and trace” activities to identify packaging materials and finished goods
  • Provide guidance to all NBC team members (e.g., packaging technicians, cellar technicians, maintenance mechanics) with respect to quality standards, quality issues and corrective actions
  • Maintain good general housekeeping of the lab:

    • Clean glassware, countertops, lab equipment and instrumentation
    • Prepare chemical reagents
  • Maintain and troubleshoot complex laboratory instruments
  • Transcribe data into appropriate forms or databases accurately and in a timely manner
  • Perform bench-scale trials (e.g., trial blending, stability testing, filterabilities, color evaluations, fining trials, acid or sugar series) to validate equipment
  • Calculate wine treatments (SO2) for cellar technicians
  • Participate in Critical Process Control Point Reviews (CPCPRs) of lab, cellar and operations processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • JDE 9.2 Blend management data entry
  • Ability to work other shifts if needed
  • Must satisfactorily pass all required technical and safety training required for this role.


  • Bachelors or Associates degree in science (preferably chemistry or fermentation science)
  • Good understanding of analytical chemistry and lab instrumentation
  • Thorough comprehension of reading, writing and speaking English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing and able to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Flexible with variations in line and shift assignments
  • Proficiency with basic computer operations, Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), JD Edwards
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail and time management skills
  • Physically able to repeatedly lift a 40-pound case of wine
  • Winery, packaging or related lab experience preferred

Role Grade: D

To Apply

Any Treasury Wine Estates employee who meets the above requirements and is interested in applying for this position should:

1. Inform your immediate Supervisor/Manager

2. Complete the online Inside Talent application

3. Contact Nina Schlatter , Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, (707)225-4013, or



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