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Technician, Sr Laboratory

High West Distillery

Wanship, UT

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Technician, Senior Laboratory

LOCATION / DEPARTMENT: Wanship/Salt Lake City, UT / Production

REPORTS TO: Quality Control & New Product Development Manager

DATE OF REVISION: July 14, 2017




Performs routine and analytical procedures for lab and production to support daily operations under the supervision of the QC & New Product Development Manager. In addition to lab blends and instrumental analysis, this position will require using and recording data from a variety of analyses.

Essential Job Functions:

• Conduct and record daily quality checks for lab instrumentation and bottling line
• Prepare lab blends, by using a mathematical approach, to support recipe management and development
• Precise sample preparation for various analyses using dilution techniques
• Use and understanding of manual and automated lab instrumentation - including a density meter and spectrophotometer with the potential for more sophisticated instrumentation in the future
• Daily maintenance of lab instrumentation to ensure precision and accuracy in measurements
• Use critical thinking skills to troubleshoot instrumentation and identify problems or inconsistencies with results
• Setup and participation in sensory sessions
• Prepare samples for shipment for external analysis
• Record data accurately and on a timely basis
• As instrumentation is added to the lab, assist in implementation of SOPs and carry out all relevant lab analyses in a timely manner
• Maintain inventories of necessary supplies in lab
• Communication with appropriate teams to request samples
• Prepare samples for marketing/sales team, as requested
• Use of in-house software for inventory monitoring and sample entry
• Participates in continual education programs, as directed by manager, to enhance job performance and knowledge
• Contribution to keeping a clean and organized work environment
• Complies with safety regulations and procedures and use of personal protective equipment for working in a hazardous environment and with hazardous chemicals

Core Competencies:

• Communicating effectively
• Building relationships & teamwork
• Initiative and results orientation
• Planning and organizing
• Role expertise


• Bachelor's degree in a related science (chemistry, biology, etc.)
• At least 21 years of age
• Experience in a laboratory setting, 2+ years preferred
• Detail oriented and quality focused
• Strong analytical and organizational skills
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work independently as well as in teams in addition to multi-tasking
• Proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, and word processing
• Ability to lift 50lbs, using safe lifting practices
• Must have reliable transportation

ADA Physical/Mental/Workplace Requirements:

• Physical Requirements: The employee frequently is required to sit, talk, and listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Frequent walking, including going up and down stairs and bending are required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

• Work Environment: Working conditions in certain areas of the distillery are cold, wet, slippery and noisy. Involves exposure to hazardous conditions.
• Travel Required: None

The purpose of this description is to describe the essential job functions and the level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by this position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and assign other duties as necessary.

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Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, September 7th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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