Lab Analyst (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Chivas Brothers Ltd.

  GB-Scotland, Scotland


Are you an individual with relevant experience within Distillery laboratories? With strong analysis reporting skills? Then we would like to hear from you. 

Chivas Brothers Production Team, based in Glen Keith Technical Centre, is seeking a Lab Analyst to join their team. The role is to undertake core analytical processes within the Distillery laboratories, including analyses of raw materials, in-process production materials and new make spirit. Provide a comprehensive analytical and reporting service to malt distillery operations 

Chivas Regal, Beefeater, Ballantine’s, & The Glenlivet; we’re the international company behind these iconic global brands and more, with a vision to become the “world’s leading premium scotch whisky and gin company”.  Work for Chivas Brothers and you’ll be part of the Pernod Ricard Group, the world’s most innovative Wines & Spirits organisation. You’ll thrive in a business that inspires entrepreneurism and nurtures talent and you’ll join a friendly family of 19,000 employees working across 80 countries. 

In your role as Lab Analyst you will: 

  • Liaise with Production Technical laboratory colleagues to effectively plan and prioritise own laboratory workload to ensure that all analytical activities are performed and reported as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • Analyse designated samples using verified analytical method, and where appropriate ensure compliance with UKAS accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
  • Evaluate analytical data to establish trends, correlations, etc., and provide detailed management information reports and recommendations.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects taking them through to implementation.
  • Develop and verify new analytical methods, and evaluate the quality of existing methods.
  • Support other areas of the business by providing calibration of their equipment and implement / maintain appropriate ring check schemes.
  • Ensure day to day maintenance of analytical equipment, including routine method calibration checks to ensure compliance with Chivas standards including where appropriate with UKAS accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Notify appropriate management when equipment requires maintenance by an external approved service company.
  • Operate the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to effectively maintain accurate and timely laboratory information reports.
  • Good level of computer literacy including LIMS, Microsoft Office and appropriate databases e.g. SPIRIT1, SHEE, QPulse, CASK, T&A, E1 (list not exclusive).
  • Undertake all laboratory analytical activities in a manner consistent with the Company's QSHE policy and procedures, and the Production Technical laboratory integrated management systems.
  • Take responsibility for self-development. 
Our ideal candidate will have: 
  • A minimum HNC in an appropriate scientific discipline with at least two years practical experience, or alternatively, at least three years practical experience within a distilling/brewing/malting laboratory environment.
  • Awareness of the requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Good knowledge of the distillation process and production routines.
  • Ability and willingness to quickly obtain good knowledge of the Company's QSHE policies and procedures, and the Production
  • Technical laboratories and production management systems.
  • Planning and organising skills.
  • Problem solving abilities.
  • Good interpersonal, team participation and facilitation skills.
  • Current, valid driving licence.
  • The role requires a highly motivated, ‘can-do’ attitude. You should be proactive and capable of working on your own initiative.

Closing date: Thursday 19th April

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