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Laboratory Technician

Job Title:  Laboratory Technician

Reports to:  Winemaker & Senior Winemaker

Job Location:  Hazlitt Red Cat Cellars • Naples, NY

Job Overview:  Under minimal supervision performs routine and advanced chemical and physical analyses on wine, cider, and juice. Monitors blends in preparation for bottling and conducts QC analysis post-bottling. Work is done in a wine lab using a wide variety of testing methods.

Full-Time (40 hours/wk. average)
Salary commensurate with experience

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Conduct pre-harvest grapes and incoming juice analysis
  • Conduct analysis on incoming juice before fermentation.
  • Perform and/or delegate to obtain tank samples.
  • Perform daily analysis of juice throughout fermentation.
  • Perform weekly/monthly analysis of all beverage products in storage.
  • Responsible for the SO2 testing program. Making and/or directing SO2 additions to tanks.
  • Perform analysis of blends before bottling to meet customer specifications and TTB/FDA compliance.
  • Obtain bottling line samples and perform Quality Control tests.
  • Maintain library archive of post-bottling samples.
  • Maintain computer records of all testing results.
  • Order and/or prepare reagents and standard solutions.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot lab instruments
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work area.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in the wine/vineyard or equivalent food industry
  • Solid work ethic and desire to accomplish tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good communication and coordination skills to help maintain process flow.
  • Knowledge and ability in the following areas: Chemistry, Microbiology, Computers, Laboratory procedures
  • Able to lift and/or move 50 pounds. Stand and/or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ongoing desire to learn, excel, and contribute to an environment designed to make
    world-class quality beverage alcohol products. Desire to grow personally in general knowledge and current research of beverage alcohol and analytical methods.

Please contact us for an application: [email protected]