Quality Assurance/Quality Control Lab Technician
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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery is looking for motivated, talented service industry professionals who are passionate about all things food, beverage, and hospitality.
Oversight of brewery QA/QC program ensuring production of consistent, high-quality beer. Supervises lab operations, lab personnel and lab equipment. Responsible for ensuring daily quality checks are completed and data is recorded and analyzed.
- Performs daily quality checks including Starting & Finishing Gravities, pH, Yeast Count & Viability, IBUs, Color, DO, TPO, etc for each batch in accordance with SOPs
- Is responsible for adhering to all rules, regulations, policies, programs, and related Hangar 24 HACCP, GMP, 6S etc. to ensure safety / quality / efficiency of Hangar 24 products and equipment.
- Maintains detailed and accurate QA/QC records
- Works to continually improve quality of production beers
- Develops future protocol for QA/QC testing parameters
- Maintains all laboratory equipment
- Conducts microbial analysis of production beer & environment
- Helps develop and oversee the Sensory Program including Tasting Panel
- Helps develop and implement non-saccharomyces fermentation program and spirit barrel ageing program
- Presents QA/QC information, with recommendations for improvements, to Production Manager and Director of Brewing
- Trains staff in laboratory methods and procedures
- Maintains a clean, functional lab environment
- Recommends new or updated QA/QC checks with focus on continuous improvement of QA/QC program
- Maintain lab inventory including purchasing within guidelines of budget plan
- Audits SOPs with focus on critical control points as related to quality.
- 4 year degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related science or equivalent experience.
- Strong lab background with experience using a variety of lab instruments & chemicals
- Ability to perform repeated analyses consistently and accurately
- Extremely detail oriented and thorough in methodology
- Ability to supervise others and ensure consistent, accurate results
- Familiarity with ASBC standard methods of analysis
- Familiarity with sensory science and sensory analysis
- Experience with microbiological analysis including sterile sampling, plating, identification, quantifying & culturing
- Passion for creating and analyzing data
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate between diverse members of a team
- Ability to collect, record and present data in a meaningful fashion
- Passion for experimentation and lifelong learning
- Strong self-motivator
- Sound judgment
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to work while standing for long hours consecutive hours
- Medical/Dental insurance
- AD&D and Life Insurance
- Vision insurance
- Vacation, personal and sick leave