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Company Name:
Sazerac Company
Welcome to Barton 1792 Distillery, Barton Brands of Kentucky. Our proud heritage dates back to 1879 with the founding of the Tom Moore Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Renamed Barton 1792 Distillery, we continue to produce the highest quality spirits for over 130 years. In 2009, we became a part of Sazerac Company which was established in 1850 and is a leading U.S. spirits supplier, with the world''s most decorated distillery, and a portfolio of award-winning brands. Sazerac is an independent, family owned company; we attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people.
Position Summary: The Laboratory Technician is responsible providing analytical data in support of the Processing Department ensuring that all TTB and Quality Control parameters are met and within specified limits. The position requires the ability to show competency in the fundamental chemistry techniques of; proofing by densitometry, distillation, pH measurement, gravimetric analysis and hydrometric analysis. The position also requires a keen organoleptic sense for the alcoholic beverages produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. Communication skills are necessary to ensure analytical results are relayed to the proper Processing personnel. Data management in written and electronic form is required to ensure proper TTB reporting procedures are adhered to. Finished imported products are evaluated to ensure adherence to TTB regulations and also package Quality specifications are maintained.
Primary Activities
Evaluate processing tank data for product specific analysis such as, proof by Density Meter (DMA). Quantitative distillation of high solids products with subsequent analysis by DMA. Measurement of proof obscuration by dissolved solids using gravimetric procedures. Determination of the specific gravity of products using specific gravity hydrometers or brix hydrometers. Reporting of results to either processing operators or processing management personnel. Spectrophotometric and pH measurement. Ability obtain repeatable and accurate results using quantitative distillation procedures and wet chemistry methods.
A minimum of an Associate's degree in a technical discipline is required. Bachelor's or higher degree preferred. A functional working knowledge of mathematics and scientific technique is required. Operational skill with the Microsoft Office Suite software programs Word and Excel. Interpersonal communication skills required to ensure results are relayed to the appropriate customer i.e. Processing, Distillery, Warehousing, etc.
Date: 2014-04-23
Country: US
State: KY
City: Bardstown
Postal Code: 40004
Category: Manufacturing/Production/Warehouse

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