Vintage Laboratory Assistant - Houghton

Date: 28-Sep-2021

Location: Nannup, WA, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

About Us


At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won more than 8,500 international wine show awards in the last decade.

About the Role


Houghton Wines operates a 6,000 tonne premium white and red wine production facility in Nannup WA, producing a full range of commercial through to premium wines from grapes sourced from across Western Australia’s grape growing regions including Margaret River, Pemberton and Frankland River.

We're currently looking to fill two Vintage Lab Assistant roles on a seasonal casual basis, to commence around late-January 2022.

As a Vintage Lab Assistant, you will:

  • Undertake analysis of all juices and wines and report anything not within specification
  • Carry out data entry and assist with transcription and checking of analysis
  • Assist with maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Maintain general housekeeping and cleanliness of the laboratory.

About You


You have:

  • A passion for wine
  • A willingness to learn
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong numeracy and mathematical reasoning skills
  • Enthusiasm, reliability and energy
  • Flexibility to work up to 12 hours per day, six days per week over a seven-day roster, including shift work.

Laboratory operations experience  and exposure to cool climate wine production is highly desirable.

Please apply only if you have the legal right to work in Australia.

What You Can Expect


We offer excellent pay and conditions, with market-leading hourly wages plus attractive shift penalties and overtime rates. You'll also have the opportunity to earn a wine allowance, which you can use to purchase our amazing wines at discounted prices. You'll work with a great bunch of people and have fun along the way.

Our assessment process includes an interview, reference checks, a working rights check and a medical questionnaire, and may include further fitness assessments including drug and alcohol screening. We want to ensure that you are kept safe and healthy at work.

Next Steps


Sound like your kind of drop? Click APPLY NOW to submit your application, including a resume detailing your employment history.