Quality Analyst

Ballast Point

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Ballast Point Brewing holds itself to the highest Quality standards.  We are looking for a bright, self-motivated individual with great work ethic and attention to detail to support and maintain our stellar Quality standards.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Daily fermentation monitoring, including gravities, yeast cell counts/viability/vitality, VDK, acetaldehyde, GC-MS profiling, etc.
  • Daily packaging quality analysis, including dissolved gases tracking, TPO, can seam analysis, fill level analysis
  • Daily sensory analysis on all brands at different production stages
  • Daily microbiology testing including sample collection, cell culture, filter plating, PCR, and DNA sequencing
  • Coordination of sample collection and analysis for all testing methods, both for routine analysis as well as for troubleshooting/projects.  Take appropriate action based on data collected.
  • Analytical chemistry routine testing and method development, including ABV/SRM/IBU analysis, HPLC, GC, and GC/MS
  • Regular, standardized reporting of data to relevant departments to drive improvements
  • Maintain calibration and proper operation of lab equipment, ensure accuracy of and help develop SOPs
  • Independently initiate and manage projects to improve quality/consistency and brewery processes
  • Effectively work with other departments to identify and implement quality improvement efforts
  • Help identify, troubleshoot, and document real-time quality issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Follow SOP and practice all Brewery Safety Procedures – safely, efficiently, and effectively work to attain department and brewery goals and objectives
  • Must be flexible and willing to work weekends

The ideal candidate for this position would possess:

  • College degree in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science) or Engineering.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Working brewing knowledge and/or certification from an accredited institution (IBD, UC Davis, etc.)
  • QA/QC laboratory experience in an applicable field
  • Works effectively both independently and as a team
  • Is self-motivated and thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Extremely strong project management skills with a propensity for enacting positive change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Loves to work hard and have fun!

If you or anyone you know (and would recommend) are interested, please email a resume and cover letter to lauren@ballastpoint.com.