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    Lab Technician

    Dry Dock Brewing Company’s North Dock brewery, located in Aurora, CO is seeking a full time Lab Technician. Dry Dock is a growing company which operates two separate breweries, a 7 BBL tasting-room location and a 40 BBL production facility. This position is for the production facility. This location produces about 25,000 BBL annually.

    Job Summary:

    This position involves assisting the QA/QC Manager in daily operations of the lab to ensure quality through the entire process, from raw materials to finished product. The right candidate will be safety-minded, efficient, quality-focused, have a great work ethic, a positive attitude and be part of the team.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Aseptic sampling of process beer for microbiological testing.
    • Chemical analysis of beer including UV/Vis spectrophotometer, pH meter, dissolved oxygen, carbonation, titratable acidity, VDK distillation.
    • Cell counts using a hemacytometer.
    • Record keeping and data entry in Orchestrated Beer.
    • Preparation of sterile microbiological media.
    • Assists in training and conducting Sensory Panel.
    • Follows and helps to improve laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Assists with maintaining laboratory inventory.
    • Records and interprets results to present to coworkers and management.
    • Assists with maintaining OSHA compliance.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • 4 year degree in natural sciences (microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry orfood science preferred).
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Ability to multitask and manage time while being detail oriented.
    • Has a passion for quality beer.
    • Flexible schedule.
    • Is generally happy and can have fun, even on high stress and demanding days.
    • Can work in a team environment as a leader and problem solver.
    • Is capable of drawing on past experience to provide valuable input in a rapidly growing brewery.
    • Need to be self-motivated.
    • Reliable transportation.

    Physical requirements:

    Our Lab Technician must be able to bend over, twist, kneel, stand for the duration of a shift, lift 55 pounds and maneuver 160 pounds repeatedly. Requires proper handling of hazardous materials and operation of complex machinery. Good communication skills.
    We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. This is a full-time position with vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, and STD/LTD benefits.
    To apply, please email resume and cover letter with subject line “Lab Technician” to Cover letter must include salary requirements.