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Lab Technician/ QC Manager needed in North Alabama!

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  • Lab Technician/ QC Manager needed in North Alabama!

    Job description

    Straight to Ale Brewery Brands is expanding faster than ever and is looking to hire a Lab Technician to monitor quality and consistency. This position will help the production crew stay on schedule, produce great beverages, and keep the Southeast's thirst quenched!

    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Check and record daily fermentation stats
    • Run chemical analysis on beer with spectrophotometer; VDK distillation, SRM, IBU assay
    • Assist brewing staff with yeast counting and yeast management
    • Complete daily microbiological sampling program; testing wort, beer in process, and packaged beer using aseptic technique
    • Assist packaging staff by checking packaged oxygen levels
    • Participate in ongoing brewery process and procedural improvements, assist with the design of process trials to continually push beer quality higher
    • Effectively work with other internal departments to identify quality improvements
    • Enter data into quality database in a timely and accurate manner
    • Complete weekly laboratory preparation including pour agar plate, measure instrument calibration curves and prep reagents
    • Participation and assistance with the sensory program
    • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory and workspace
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Job Requirements:
    • At least one year of experience working in a laboratory, brewery experience is preferred
    • Either a 4-year degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, related discipline or 1 year of experience in a production brewery is preferred
    • A solid understanding of Chemistry and Microbiology in the context of a brewery
    • Experience with yeast propagation and microbiological identification preferred
    • An obsessive dedication to quality and detail
    • Competent use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
    • A high degree of multitasking, and a strong drive to be self-motivated
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
    • Flexibility in scheduling, position will require first, second shifts and weekends
    • Ability to work efficiently on a team as well as independently
    • Mechanical aptitude and ability to problem solve on the fly
    • Ability to work safely around strong and potentially hazardous chemicals
    • Observe and comply to all company safety standards

    Job Type: Full-time