Laboratory Technician- New Product Development

Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/27/2018 9:52 AM)
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Company/Location Overview

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery's rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. 


Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 17 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named “Brand Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies.  The distillery is part of the Sazerac family of companies.


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Job Description/Responsibilities

The Laboratory Technician – New Product Development is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Sazerac Center for Innovation and Technical Excellence laboratory. Responsibilities will include sample preparation, testing, data analysis, and maintenance of the laboratory. This position will also participate in problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives to benefit Sazerac operations. They will conduct thorough chemical and organoleptic analyses and will support activities including taste panel execution, sample preparation and analysis, complaint investigation, inventory management, and laboratory accreditation. They will ensure activities, processes and products are compliant with government agencies’ regulatory requirements including OSHA, TTB and EPA.


Required Skills:

  • Chemistry or related Bachelor Degree
  • 1-3 years Lab/QC or related experience
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated sensory aptitude
  • Willingness to travel

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in Alcohol Beverage industry


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