Lab Tech

Russian River Brewing Company

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We are adding a full time Lab Tech to our team at RRBC! The lab tech is responsible for contributing to the quality lab program which seeks to protect and elevate the Russian River brand at all times, with the highest commitment to quality. This position will be based at our new facility in Windsor.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Accurately analyzes in-process and finished products (sample analysis); appropriately escalates out of specification results/trends and initiates/suggests corrective action
  • Maintains product quality through adherence to good manufacturing practices, product specifications, and quality procedures; completes tasks thoroughly and accurately to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Participates in production (brewing & packaging) processes, delivering superior internal customer service; isolates and contains product that does not meet quality standards
  • Maintains and operates standard brewing laboratory equipment by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Write, update, and improve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the lab
  • Assists in taking and analyzing in-process samples including: wort, fermenter, bright tank, bottle, and barrel
  • Records and interprets results
  • Manage yeast and micro-organisms between all facilities including assisting with yeast propagation and harvest and any microbiological culturing and identification methods
  • Utilizes and operate all current and future lab equipment/reagents to include: micropipettes, microscope, Cellometer, PCR, Alcolyzer, densitometer, haze meter, carbonation meter, UV/Vis Spectrophotometer, DO/TPO meters, shaker table, pH meter, laboratory centrifuge, Vortex mixer, sterile air hood, heating block, cell disrupter, autoclave, microbiological media, organic solvents, cleaning/sanitizing agents, corrosive acids and bases, and other hazardous laboratory chemicals, including some carcinogens
  • Assists in laboratory upkeep including: making media and stock solutions, cleaning, dish washing, autoclaving
  • Attends industry events and actively continues education in the industry
  • Ability and willingness to maintain flexible work schedules, as weekends are necessary

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no direct reports.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Operate and/or learn any other laboratory equipment not listed or purchased in the future
  • Principles and processes for providing excellent customer service and work quality; internal and external
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, including MS Word and Excel; Obeer is a plus

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or related field is required
  • Minimum of 2 years in a previous lab tech position, ideally in craft beer
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Demonstrated ability to use common sense in decision making
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Passion, enthusiasm, focus, creativity, and a positive outlook
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must be at least 21 years old

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to do the following:

Much of the work consists of conveying information verbally. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand for long periods of time and walk; use fingers, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands; talk and hear; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, twist and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, and/or move up to 25 pounds. Use of arms above or below the shoulder is sometimes required. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Requires manual dexterity and ability to quickly move hand(s), hand with arm, grasp, manipulate or assemble.

We offer a competitive salary, group medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401k, paid time off, and discounts on beer, merchandise and pub items!

To apply, please visit: https://secure.saashr.com/ta/i.RRBC.jobs?ApplyToJob=100704138

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