Under general supervision, performs lab analyses utilizing a
variety of techniques and equipment. Maintains laboratory records
and files. Creates work orders and reconciles all wine movements
using wine tracking software. Investigates quality issues and
develops corrective action plans accordingly. Reviews and updates
SOPs and other documents in the quality manual. Support winemaking
and operations departments as needed.
General Lab Analysis 40%
Be able to perform the following analysis by various methods and
levels and adjust where necessary: Brix, TA, pH, alcohol, residual
sugar, FSO2, TSO2, CO2, O2, specific gravity, and wine addition
Prepare chemical solutions and reagents used for lab
Standardize lab equipment and chemicals.
Sample and inspect all inbound packaging material.
Perform bottling line quality checks and report nonconformance
Clearly record all data and enter it into the wine tracking
Train seasonal and part-time employees.
Maintain sanitary condition of lab.
Troubleshoot and maintain instruments.
Collect samples from tanks and barrels for lab analysis and
Wine Tracking 30%
Data entry of work orders into the wine tracking system.
Reconcile all wine movements and investigate/resolve
discrepancies prior to month end.
Manage custom crush and offsite wine storage facilities in wine
Completes incident reports, corrective actions and hold records
pertaining to non-conforming materials and finished goods.
Responsible for ensuring the Root Cause/Corrective Action
reports are completed
Assists with preparing the monthly score card that includes; an
Internal quality audit, Housekeeping & Sanitation audit, Bottling
QC audit score, and customer complaints.
Ensures all control documents are current and updated in our
records database, and available to winery personnel.
Conducts microbiological plating of bottled product and
recordkeeping of results.
Degree in science preferred, or equivalent related work
Experience in a winery, including 1 or 2 harvest seasons or
Quality experience in the food or beverage industry.
Computer literate including Excel, Microsoft Word, email, and
Strong math skills, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Excellent organizational skills and analytical thinking
Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
Attention to detail
Motivated, team player, self-starter, positive attitude, strong
Ability to work with little or no supervision
Communication skills: Ability to develop and maintain effective
work relationships with all levels of staff, management teams, and
Work environment requires mobility throughout the labs, offices,
cellar, and barrel rooms.
Requires standing for long periods of time, walking, and
standing on concrete floors.
Requires ability to climb stairs, lift, bend, twist, and carry
Ability to lift and carry up to 45 lbs.
This is a full-time position that could include extended hours
and weekend work during harvest and as needed.
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity
in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman
Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to
all employees and potential employees without regard to race,
color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, physical or mental disability or any other legally
Business Area: Global Production
Req ID: JR-00002334