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QA Tech I, Based in Sonoma, CA 


QA Technician- Napa, CA, US

JOB STATEMENT: A QA Technician’s obligation is to be familiar with all QA tasks and protocols in order to assure that the product produced and bottled by (and/or for) Bronco Wine Company meets government, customer and Bronco specifications. Within 90 days of hire, Technicians should be capable of performing the majority of basic QA tasks and able to operate the necessary lab apparatuses with minimal supervision. Have the ability to maintain a clean, organized work area, write in a clear, concise manner and maintain a high level of accuracy in all paperwork.

Minimum Qualifications:

Entry levels 0-2 years lab experience, basic understanding of English, Math and Science.

Primary Duties:

  • Line Preparation, Pre-line checks, Line checks and material inspections
  • Collect micro samples
  • Operate lab instruments.
  • Audits, paperwork and data entry
  • Be familiar with Bronco QA Procedures/ Manual
  • Verify print codes for production case print
  • Hold defective products / release cleared products and Disposals
  • Be capable of frequent walking and occasionally lifting and moving 40 lb. objects
  • Communicate with Bottling Personal, Bottling Supervisors, Maintenance and Cellar
  • Lab Cleaning and safety awareness
  • Winemaker samples, receiving incoming samples and maintain the R& D room

Secondary Duties:

  • Lab maintenance and cleaning schedule
  • Maintain files and prepare blank forms
  • Perform monthly safety inspections

Tertiary Duties:

  • Special projects
  • Cooperation with the Microbiology department regarding areas of similar interest
  • Other non-specific tasks as assigned by managers

Safety Issues:

  • Implementation of MSDS and risk assessment procedures and specific safety knowledge
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required: Side shield safety glasses approved footwear when in production facility, and hearing protection in designated areas.
  • Must be trained and familiar with Bronco Wine Companies GMP and Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • Report any accidents and unsafe conditions to management immediately
  • Physical Ability Required: Able to lift 35 lbs. cases frequently and 40 lbs. cases occasionally.

Job Requirements:


All essential equipment necessary to perform duties and computers (Microsoft Office: Word and Excel)


Minimal Supervision/ None

Knowledge of:

Wine, Bottling Line and Bottling Equipment, Packaging materials, Finished product specifications, Wine Specifications, Good Laboratory Practices and Microbiology

Skills in:

Communication, Trouble-shooting, Decision Making and Multi-tasking

Ability to:

Spot and prevent potential quality problems

Be alert and have good manual dexterity

Job Accountabilities:

Contacts: Internal- Department personnel and management

External- Bottling, Cellar and Warehouse personnel and management


The physical demands to successful perform the essential duties of this job are represented below

Employee frequently required to:

Frequently sitting/walking

Lift 35-40lbs. cases occasionally

Use hands to grasp, feel, move, reach or assemble


Employee will be exposed to:

Limited noise level, Indoor and outdoor climate

Position Requirements  
Position QA Tech I  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number LAB-17-00001  
Open Date 2/23/2017  
Location Hacienda Wine Cellars  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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