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Posted October 17th

Laboratory Technician

Frankfort, Kentucky

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Posted October 17th

Laboratory Technician

Frankfort, Kentucky






Full Time

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton's, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits, including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Seagram's V.O., Myers's, Goldschläger, Parrot Bay, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka.

We're proud of our award-winning culture and distilleries. Our Louisville office has been named one of the "Best Places to Work in Kentucky" four times, and our Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned the title of "world's most award-winning distillery" through the dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. During COVID-19, Sazerac distilleries began producing hand sanitizer for some of the world's largest organizations in healthcare, government, military, retail, distribution, airline, pharma, and banking. Also, during this time, while many companies are wading through uncertainty, Sazerac is poised for acquisition and growth - recently acquiring 18 more brands, two companies and a distillery.

Since 1850, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since the 2000s, Sazerac has averaged double digit growth every year! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Laboratory Technician at the Buffalo Trace Distillery is a 3rd shift (11pm-7am, starting Sunday night.) position.

Are you ready to learn and bring your positive outlook to the Buffalo Trace Distillery, the "world's most award-winning distillery" ?

On a high a level, here are a few responsibilities during a lab technician's shift:
  • Conduct chemical analyses
  • 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 continuous improvement projects
  • Sensory training (spirits tasting)
  • Be pro active, be a problem solver, and be ready to learn


Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum education requirement Bachelor's degree; A Chemistry or related science degree is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Intermediate to advanced computer and computer application skills such as excel, power point, outlook, and other systems
  • This position is needed to cover varying shifts; the ability to work flexible hours is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Lab/QC or related experience
  • Previous experience in the Alcoholic Beverage industry
  • Proven sensory abilities
  • Experience in ISO 9001 and Food Safety Standards