Senior Laboratory and Quality Technician (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Links Winery Ltd

  Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay

Links Winery is a large, family-owned and operated company based in the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

We are an essential service, providing a complete contract winemaking service, from grape receival right through to pre-bottling preparation, including everything in between.

We urgently require an experienced Laboratory and Quality Technician, with Quality Systems skills to join our small core team, and on a long-term basis. We operate from a modern and purpose-built facility and work for some of New Zealand's leading wine producers.

You will be the sole-charge Laboratory Technician, responsible for the laboratory's effective operation on a daily basis, performing chemical tests on juice and wine, and analysing the results, to support the Winemaker. You will control the laboratory's budget, as well as the Quality Assurance system for checking and improving upon the winery's performance. 

The position requires:

  • At least three years of relevant experience or an equivalent technical qualification;
  • Experience and competency in analytical methods for wine and juices;
  • Experience with HACCP Quality systems (either ISO or BRC), health and safety and auditing;
  • A sound understanding of winemaking processes and technical knowledge is an advantage;
  • A proven ability to provide attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Sound administration skills;
  • Time management, organisational skills, along with the ability to prioritise;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • The ability to operate under pressure;
  • The ability to work well within a small team environment.

A working knowledge of Vintrace would be advantageous, but is not a requirement.

Please apply in writing, including a cover letter describing how you meet the job requirements, an up-to-date CV (resume) with at least two relevant referees that can be contacted.

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