Laboratory assistant

Location
CT4 5HL, Canterbury
Salary
Competitive, based on experience
Posted
13 Nov 2020
Closes
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Defined Wine Ltd is looking for a new laboratory assistant. Defined Wine Ltd is a contract-only winery based outside Canterbury (CT4 5HL). With no vineyards or brands of its own, it solely provides contract services for others. It has started to build laboratory services as a client offering and is looking to recruit a new laboratory assistant to run its internal and external lab analysis.

The laboratory assistant will work as part of the winery team. The job will include:

  • SO2 by aspiration/titration
  • Enzymatic spectrophotometer work
  • Wet chemistry sampling (pH and TA) as well as OenoFoss
  • Equipment calibration
  • Grape maturity processing
  • Filterability testing
  • Heat stability testing
  • Cold stability testing
  • Pressure testing
  • Portable density measurement
  • Sample preparation
  • Setting up trials and tastings
  • Microbiology analysis

 

Candidates must have:

-  Previous laboratory experience

-  Excellent attention to detail 

-  Data entry and computer literacy (including knowledge of MS Office); numerical literacy 

-  Ability to work at heights (to collect samples from tanks and barrels)

-  Eligibility to work in the UK

In addition, candidates should ideally have:

-  Winemaking knowledge or interest

-  Microbiology experience

Hours

  • Flexible hours, usually around 20 hours per week, depending on demand; up to 40 hours per week during harvest period of September/October