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Quality Analytical Technician – Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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  • Quality Analytical Technician – Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

    Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in the wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional craft brewery, our singular purpose remains – to craft the world’s best beers. Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer… and never satisfied.

    Job Summary:
    The Quality Analytical Technician position will assist the QA team by performing analytical testing on products produced at Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles and elsewhere. This position is a mid-day shift and may require some weekend work. It is set in a brewery lab environment in adherence to all our strict quality control specifications.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    Specifically, the responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
    • Sample Collection for fermentation and brewhouse testing
    • Ensure general cleanliness of lab and instrumentation; perform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and troubleshoot analytical issues
    • Maintain QC Analytical database; includes, but is not limited to data entry, record keeping, trending, data analysis and follow-up with brewing and cellaring teams
    • Run routine testing, such as; Bitterness units, color, VDKs, Alcohols, end gravities, pHs, etc…
    • Work safely and maintain a clean, safe working environment at all times; understand hazards and utilize the appropriate personal protective equipment
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Life Science; Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry. Prior experience in brewery quality control and production or food laboratory experience a plus.
    • Attention to detail, ability to produce accurate, precise and reproducible data
    • Flexibility in shift schedule.
    • Understanding of scientific principles for quality control and quality assurance
    • Ability to perform mathematical and statistical analysis.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Familiar with standard laboratory instrumentation; pH meters, spectrophotometer, GC, centrifuges, autoclave, microscope, etc.
    • Understanding of the brewing process and packaging processes.
    • Ability to operate in a team environment and ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to take initiative, act promptly and be proactive
    • Ability to speak and understand Spanish a plus, but not required.
    • Ability to operate and use a PC computer, proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and tools. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and rarely lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and color vision.

    What Firestone Walker Offers:
    • Competitive rate for an experienced individual with the right skills.
    • An excellent benefits package including 100% paid premiums for employee including health, dental, vision, life & LTD insurance, PTO/Sick Leave-13 days to start, 401(k) retirement plan including profit sharing & company matching, and paid holidays.

    Please submit your cover letter and resume with your work experience when applying here:

    Firestone Walker is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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