• Laboratory Technician- Quality

    Job Locations US-KY-Frankfort
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/9/2018 9:40 AM)
    # of Openings
  • 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.


    For more information, please visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com or www.sazerac.com. 

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    Buffalo Trace Distillery is currently seeking applicants 3 newly created off (2nd or 3rd) shift laboratory technician position. Laboratory technicians are responsible for, but not limited to:

    • conducting a thorough chemical and organoleptic analyses in the QC Lab
    • ensuring all materials received adhere to required specifications
    • verifying processing steps are performed properly to ensure finished product integrity
    • performing audits on the manufacturing floor
    • supplying feedback to frontline team members on quality results and performance
    • ensuring activities, processes, and products are compliant with government agencies' regulatory requirements including OSHA
    • writing, organizing and updating lab procedures
    • participating in and leading problem solving activities to standardize and improve


    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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