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Port City Brewing Company – Alexandria, VA Job Title: QA/QC Technician

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    Port City Brewing Company – Alexandria, VA
    Job Title: QA/QC Technician

    Position Summary: The QA/QC Technician will be responsible for helping with tasks related to brewery quality control. The ideal candidate for this role will have the potential to transition to a management position.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assist with day-to-day tasks related to quality, including, but not limited to:
    • Fermentation monitoring including daily gravity and pH checks, as well as yeast counts and viability tests
    • Analysis of dissolved oxygen and carbonation levels of packaged beer
    • Collection of samples for laboratory analysis, including aseptic samples
    • Finished product analytical testing
    • Microbiological testing, including sterile plating, filtration, PCR, and preparation of media
    • Organization and analysis of sensory panels
    • Raw materials analysis
    • Data entry and record keeping
    • Laboratory upkeep including cleaning, autoclaving, reagent preparation and equipment maintenance

    Along with day-to-day duties, the QA/QC Technician will also help with special projects as needed, including those related to R&D, process development and improvement, food safety, and hazard analysis.

    Additional duties may be assigned as necessary, or as determined.

    • Must be 21 years of age or older
    • BS/BA in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other related field
    • Strong organizational and verbal & written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently in a cooperative environment, with a proactive, self-starting attitude
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel
    • Ability to lift 55 pounds, as well as occasionally walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and/or climb.
    • Ability to adhere to safety standards and protocols in both and manufacturing and laboratory environment

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience in a laboratory is strongly preferred, with special considerations for quality lab experience
    • Knowledge of the brewing process, brewing science, and fermentation science
    • Knowledge of GMPs, HACCP, and other food safety and quality assurance programs
    • Previous experience in a production brewery, food plant, or beverage plant
    • Familiarity with database and statistical software, particularly Microsoft Access and NWA Quality Analyst

    About Us
    Our mission is to be a reliable and innovative regional brewer of top quality beers that are delicious and well balanced, made from the finest ingredients available, and which celebrate their raw materials.

    Please send your resume and a personalized cover letter to, with “QA/QC Technician” in the subject line.

    Port City Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.