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QA/QC Lab Tech- Santa Fe Brewing Co. in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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  • QA/QC Lab Tech- Santa Fe Brewing Co. in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    POSITION: Lab Technician

    Job Summary:

    A lab technician at Santa Fe Brewing Co. is responsible for the physical and microbiological testing of all beer, testing of yeast cultures, management of sensory program, and management and communication of all relevant data to the Production team. As a part of a quickly growing production facility, a lab technician must also be continuously seeking to improve product quality, quality control processes, efficiency, and safety. This is a full time, benefits eligible position.

    This position is, at minimum, a technician role, but is open to more experienced Quality personnel with a more flexible job description, depending upon experience and fit.

    About Santa Fe Brewing Company:
    We are New Mexico’s oldest and largest brewery and have been growing at a category-beating rate since 2016, producing 40,000 bbls in 2021. We have cultivated an environment that prioritizes personal freedom, responsibility, and accountability, and as such, we run lean and have a small team of highly skilled players. We truly focus on working smarter and enjoy challenging ourselves to meet new demands with novel products and solutions.
    We are located in beautiful Santa Fe, NM at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Santa Fe is a world-renowned hub for artists, foodies, environmental revolutionaries, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. We have breathtaking views, virtually no traffic, four distinct seasons, over 280 days of sunshine per year, and easy access to awesome skiing, and hiking/biking trails in every direction.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Operate physical testing equipment such as densitometers, spectrophotometers, pH meters, distillation equipment, and CO2/O2 meters to generate quality data.
    • Perform aerobic and anaerobic microbiological testing, including media preparation.
    • Monitor yeast health and prepare counts for brewers.
    • Manage sensory panels, data, and beer library.
    • Maintain quality databases and assist Production Management with data tracking projects.
    • Communicate all relevant quality data to Management to guide decision making.
    • Assist Brewing and Packaging with instrument maintenance and calibration.
    • Assist with Facilities GMP program execution.
    • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and materials.
    • Maintain clean, safe, and orderly work area.
    • Basic light mechanical troubleshooting and repairs to laboratory equipment when necessary.
    • Assist with and suggest process and product improvements.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:
    • 1+ year in brewing or any other scientific field required.
    • High school diploma (or equivalent) required. Higher education in sciences preferred. Fermentation/brewing science education is desired.
    • Strong organizational, problem solving, multitasking, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills required
    • MS Office and general computing skills required. Strong Excel proficiency preferred.
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively with other departments to meet production needs.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
    • Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends.

    Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
    • Able to lift materials up to 55 lbs.
    • Able to work in wet, tight, or cramped spaces, and in an environment with high noise levels.
    • Able to work with hazardous chemicals.
    • Able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (boots, gloves, apron, eye protection, etc.)
    • Exposure to hot fluids, live steam, pressurized vessels and transfer lines, particulate atmospheres, carbon dioxide, variable temperature levels, and wet floors and clothing.

    Benefits include Paid time off, Paid Holidays, 401k, Health, Dental and Vision Insurance. Wage DOE.

    Please send a resume and cover letter to and