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Laboratory Technician 

Description

Do you love the science behind beer and how everything comes together to make the perfect final pour? Are you excited to dive into the data and details of product-quality standards by performing daily physical and microbiological testing to ensure each liquid is up to snuff and ready for the next stage of its adventure? As a Laboratory Technician at CMBC, you’ll be looked upon to provide technical guidance to the operational teams and will be an integral part of our lab team to ensure that we continue to deliver and supply quality, outstanding products with every batch.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead by example in upholding the Company’s Core Values and promoting a positive and constructive working environment

  • Daily sample collection, physical testing and documentation of in process beer and finished goods in accordance with all corporate quality standards, analytical testing schedules and procedures

  • Routine yeast management (cell counts, viability, pitching rates, propagation, etc.)

  • Microbiological testing (PCR and traditional plating) of fermented beer, Brite Beer and finished goods.

  • Conducting routine sensory testing and training for employees on “true-to-brand” and off-flavor identification

  • Recognize and document emerging or continuing out of specification situations and report them, in a timely manner, to the area supervisors and senior leadership. Where possible make suggestions for corrective actions

  • Participate in regularly scheduled departmental meetings to review issues and propose solutions in conjunction with the Quality Lab Manager and other area supervisors, generate SOPs as required

  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of analytical equipment in the lab and other operational areas

  • Ensure that the work area is clean and organized

  • Continually strive for improvement by looking for ways to improve safety, quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness

  • Assist in other areas of the brewery on an as-needed basis

 
Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or related field (coursework in brewing and/or fermentation science strongly preferred)

  • Two (2) years experience in a food or beverage QA/QC lab environment (HACCP or Food Safety training a plus)

  • Working knowledge of ISBT, AOAC, EBC or ASBC methodologies strongly preferred

Special Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for craft beer

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit for long periods of time

  • Squatting, crouching, bending, kneeling

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 lbs.

  • Regularly required to reach with arms and hands

  • Required to handle objects, tools and controls

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Manually manipulating laboratory equipment including beakers, pipettes, pouring vessels

  • Access, input, and retrieve information from a computer

  • Working under time pressure

  • Encountering frequent interruptions

  • Using effective verbal communication

Environmental Conditions:

  • Working in hot and cold temperatures

  • Working on uneven surfaces and wet conditions

  • Handling hazardous chemicals

  • Working around noisy machinery

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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