QA/QC Tech

Rogue Ales & Spirits

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Department: Production 
Work Location:  Newport  
Supervisor:  QA/QC Manager 
Position:  Hourly / FT 
Job Overview

The Quality Technician will ensure the integrity of each batch of product and consistent quality of production by enforcing good manufacturing practice (GMP) systems, SOP's, conducting analysis, validating processes and providing documentation. This position will fill an essential role in monitoring quality programs through daily process checks as well as short and long-term projects. Assist in the decision-making process as it related to production and release of product.  This position reports directly to the Quality Assurance Manager. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities


-        Analysis of products in various staged along the production process as well as finished products Validate the integrity and quality standards/specifications of products including but not limited to: o   Alcohol, color, IBU, Sugar, pH, TA, DO -        Notify Manager regarding process deviations and/or when production is (or will be) outside of control parameters -        Assist in running sensory analysis testing. -        Assist in microbiological checks which may include:
 o Collecting sterile samples from across the facility and packaged product
 o Plating on petri dishes
 o Pouring petri dishes of various media -        Ensure quality standards are met. Including, but not limited to: o   Package release cellar analysis o   In-process fermentation analysis o   Raw material analysis -        Test samples from Beer Library -        Communicate with various team members about issues following and enforcing all relevant Safety and Quality procedures -        Follow all brewery and food safety standards. Notify manager of processes that do not comply with Rogue's SOPs. -        Practice all Brewery Safety Procedures, including proper use of PPE 
Minimum Qualifications


Education: -        Bachelor’s Degree -        Focus in relevant science preferred (Biology, Chemistry, Fermentation/Food Science)  Experience: -        2+ year lab experience preferably in brewery / beverage setting 

Required skills: ·        Excellent communication skills ·        Detail oriented and ability to multi-task ·        Ability to maintain confidential matters ·        Ability to work independently as well as strong team orientation and ability to work with diverse group of individuals. ·        Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office Suite 
Physical Demands


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms for extended hours 

Must be able to use hands, fingers to wrist for fine digit manipulation 

Must be able to maintain adequate vision (with or without corrected lenses) 

Must be able to distinguish colors for purposed of discussing test results 

Adequate peripheral vision is necessary for safety purposes, as are depth, distance, and ability to focus.  

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and be able to move kegs which weigh close to 165 pounds. 


Work Environment


The work environment will vary for this position given the nature of the job duties.    Work environment conditions vary often with fluctuating temperatures, noise, and moisture level. Work takes place around potentially hazardous machinery, and chemicals. Personal Protective Equipment and standard operating procedures are enforced to ensure employee safety.   
Travel


Travel is not required for this position 
Other Duties


Additional duties may be required. Rogue reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities, and activities at any time with or without notice. 
Compensation and Benefits



Position is hourly. Rogue offers competitive wages that will be determined by experience and other factors. Position is eligible for Medical, Dental and Vision Care, PTO, 401(k) with company match, and other company perks outlined in the Rogue Employee Handbook. 


Reasonable Accommodations


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and physical demands satisfactory with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals are not entitled to the accommodation of their choosing, and unreasonable accommodations, or accommodations that constitute an undue burden, will be denied. 

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