ETS Laboratories is hiring a

Specialty Scientist - GC/LC Chemist

Saint Helena, United States

ETS Laboratories is the worldwide leader in providing quality analytical services to the wine industry, and is accredited under ISO 17025:2005 standards by the A2LA. 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.

Due to our continuing growth and increasing analytical volume, ETS is currently recruiting candidates who are able to excel in a dynamic and fast-moving environment to join our laboratory team in St. Helena, CA.

No experience in the wine industry is required.


  • Performing method development, validation and documentation of GC and LC procedures as well as writing standard operating procedures
  • Performing routine GC and LC analysis in a commercial laboratory serving the wine, beer, cider and spirits industries
  • Overseeing quality system-compliant generation of GC and LC data
  • Identifying instrument problems and performing advanced troubleshooting
  • Transitioning and implementing new methods to the production laboratory platform
  • Train analysts to execute analysis conforming to SOPs, to perform routine instrument maintenance, basic troubleshooting skills and good record keeping practices
  • Participation in and promotion of continuous improvement efforts within the laboratory

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