Laboratory Manager

Kingston Estate Wines
7 March 2022
17 Petersen Road, Kingston on Murray, Kingston on Murray, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
28 March 2022


The Company

Kingston Estate is one of Australia’s largest and most progressive family-owned wine growers, having achieved award winning international recognition and success

Our Vision: To be the Leading Grower and Producer of Australian Wine for the World.

The Role 

Based at our winery in the Riverland and reporting to the Winery Manager, this position is responsible for managing and leading the laboratory function and team.  This exciting opportunity would suit someone with previous experience in a senior laboratory role, working in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Appreciative of current vintage commitments, applicants may defer their start date to the end of their 2022 vintage contracts.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Providing analytical and technical information on wines.
  • Operating the laboratory in accordance with ISO 17025.
  • Developing departmental objectives aligned to desired business outcomes and supporting staff to achieve them.
  • Planning, implementing, and maintaining resources, work systems, procedures, and policies that enable and encourage optimum performance.
  • Troubleshooting issues that may arise with lab equipment, arranging for the repairs of any faulty equipment, and acquiring any additional equipment or supplies that may be required.
  • Managing technical laboratory equipment, including scheduling of service and repairs.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in chemistry and a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role is essential.
  • A sound understanding of ISO17025.
  • Experience and knowledge of NATA accreditation is preferable.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of products.
  • High level of initiative, attention to detail, maturity and professionalism.
  • Solutions focus and a commitment to continuous improvement and developing new initiatives.
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment with peers looking to achieve common goals.
  • Positive and proactive attitude, strong personal accountability an ownership.


Our team members are our most valuable asset. We recognise the success and future of our business, and the provision of outstanding customer service, reflects a healthy, diverse, and united team that is supported with growth and development opportunities. At Kingston Estate, you are an important member of the Kingston family.


  • Competitive salary and incentive payment program.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Unique career progression opportunities.
  • Ownership of an important role.
  • Great team environment.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Uniform and wine allowance.

To Apply:

If this position sounds like the right fit for you, please attach both a resume and cover letter. For a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Human Resources Manager, Kylie Aspery on 08 8583 0533 or email

Kingston Estate is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug and alcohol-free workplace. All applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing as part of the recruitment process.


Applications Close 28 March 2022

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