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  • Lab Technician - Altstadt Brewery - Fredericksburg, TX

    Job Title: Laboratory Technician
    Location: Fredericksburg, TX
    Base Pay: $40,000-$45,000 (eligible for Overtime pay)
    Employee type: Full time, 40 hours/week
    Reports to: Director of QA & Technical Services.

    Please send resumes to:

    Description: The Laboratory Technician will support the Quality & Technical Services Department with daily quality checks, across all aspect of beer production and packaging. This is a role that evolves with time, and will require work outside of laboratory operations to assist as needed with other tasks in the brewery. Assisting in non-laboratory functions will inform the laboratory technician on individual processes and how they may affect quality. The Laboratory Technician is a great entry level position for scientifically minded and detail-oriented candidates to enter into the brewing industry and have a hand in operations from grain to glass.

    Altstadt invests in its employees and is fully committed to education & immersing employees in the culture of craft beer. This means everything from on-the-job training, training courses & seminars, as well as the option to participate in customer facing events such as Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • -Daily fermentation monitoring and record keeping.
    • -Yeast cell/viability counts.
    • -Final pre-packaging checks (IBU, ABV, color, DO, turbidity, sensory).
    • -Assist with Sensory Panel and at-line sensory.
    • -Follow Standard Operating Procedures for laboratory operations, and follow safety/PPE protocol.
    • -Maintain a clean and orderly lab workspace.
    • -Report and document quality issues/concerns for review & process improvement/correction.
    • -Auditing of in-house beer for to-go sales & taproom quality.

    Additional Responsibilities:
    • -CIP of yeast propagation tanks.
    • -Occasional assistance of packaging operations.

    • -Health Insurance
    • -Dental Insurance
    • -Vision Insurance
    • -Life Insurance
    • -Paid time off
    • -One case of employee beer per week.
    • -Two free taproom beers at end of shift Wednesday through Friday.
    • -One free meal at on-site restaurant during pay weeks (bi-weekly pay schedule).
    • -$100 per year PPE allowance.

    About You:
    • -Brewing industry experience preferred, but not required.
    • -BS in relevant field preferred, but not required.
    • -Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • -Computer literate, and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
    • -Must be able to lift 50lbs unassisted.​​​​​​
    -Must be 21 or older and eligible to work in the United States.
    Altstadt Brewery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.