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, youll 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 Companys 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
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
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
Working in hot and cold temperatures
Working on uneven surfaces and wet conditions
Handling hazardous chemicals
Working around noisy machinery
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