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Manufacturing & Production
Laboratory Technician
South Island, NZ
Permanent Full Time

At Emerson's we brew and deliver an iconic range of beers and now you have the opportunity to be part of the team that will ensure our service and offering is just as iconic.
We are now looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our team, reporting to our Packaging Team Leader and based in Dunedin.
As our Laboratory Technician you will be responsible for the analysis of Emerson’s beers using microbiological, chemical and sensory techniques.  You will also have the responsibility for quality, food safety and environmental support for the Brewery as the HACCP & Environmental Coordinator.
Your key tasks will include:
-    Ensuring safety, housekeeping, quality standards, procedures and paperwork are appropriately maintained
-    Organising laboratory and production quality equipment service
-    Microbial sampling and analysis as needed (expected 2-3 times weekly)
-    Reporting of micro and sensory trends to production weekly in an accessible format
-    Coordination of sensory development of panellists, Sensory panel daily set up
-    Support and train production teams in in-process testing
-    Consumer complaint investigations, reporting and response to consumer
-    Lead quality investigations
-    HACCP co-ordinator for site
We’re looking for someone with:
-    Laboratory experience (sensory, microbiology)
-    Proven communication & people skills
-    The ability to work independently and deliver routine analysis to a high standard
-    The energy, enthusiasm and ability to juggle multiple priorities
-    A passion for quality and Emerson's beer!
In return you'll join a supportive and close-knit team environment and a company who genuinely cares about its people.

Emerson's is a wholly owned entity of Lion.  At Lion, we choose to be a leader in driving inclusion, diversity and gender parity.  We have an ambitious goal to reach at least 40% representation of both men and women in all teams in all areas of the business.  Are you hesitating to apply becuase you don't think you meet all of the criteria?  If you believe you are aligned with our values at Lion, we'd encourage you to still click on that Apply button so we can explore your unique skillset and the value you could add to one of our teams