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    Dry Dock Brewing Company, 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 (South Dock) and a 40 BBL production facility (North Dock). Additionally, there is a second tasting room (Canoe Room) at North Dock. Dry Dock’s sister company is The Brew Hut, a homebrew supply shop, that is located adjacent to the South Dock tasting room. Dry Dock is a regional brewery and produced over 20,000 BBL in 2017.

    Job Summary:
    Under the direction of the Lab Coordinator, the Lab Technician will be involved in daily operations of the lab to ensure quality through the entire process, from raw materials to finished product.

    Roles 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.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Preferred Experience and Skills:

    • 4 year degree in natural sciences (microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or food science) preferred.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and cooperate with coworkers, Owners and management.
    • Must have superior customer service and interpersonal relationship skills with special emphasis on problem-solving.
    • Ability to work independently as well as strong team orientation and ability to work with diverse group of individuals.
    • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and coordination skills.
    • Responds positively and quickly to voicemails, emails, vendor and customer concerns in a timely manner, both internally and externally.
    • Treats all employees with dignity and respect; creates an environment where the entire team does the same.
    • Working knowledge of basic brewing chemistry and microbiology.
    • Demonstrated understanding of safety standards and protocols; safety minded.
    • Customer centric disposition; professional and interactive.
    • Strong project and time management, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.
    • Professional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required.
    • Ability to maintain confidential matters.
    • Knowledge of business English and spelling.
    • Ability to use computer, copier, printer, and multiple-line phone.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Must have reliable transportation.
    • Ability to multitask and manage time while being detail oriented.
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to work at a fast pace, in high pressure situations, while maintaining professionalism and composure.
    • Flexible in schedule and adaptive to change.
    • Need to be self-motivated.

    Physical Demands
    • Standing for long periods of time.
    • Frequent walking, bending, twisting, kneeling, climbing, stooping, crawling and crouching.
    • Must be able to correctly lift up to 50 lbs to shoulder height and push or pull up to 160 lbs.
    • Use hands, fingers to wrist and maintain fine digit manipulation and must be able to fully extend arms.
    • Must be able to maintain adequate vision (with or without corrected lenses); able to distinguish colors for purposes of discussing products. Adequate peripheral vision is also necessary for safety purposes as are depth, distance, and ability to focus.
    • In performance of job duties, employee is routinely required to communicate effectively with customers and coworkers.
    • Must be able to work in hot, cold, wet, loud, and unpredictable environment.
    • Must be able to work around steam, electricity, harsh chemicals, and solvents.
    • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.

    Salary and Benefits:
    Dry Dock offers a competitive salary, health care, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, 401k, life insurance and paid vacation.

    Equal Opportunity:
    Dry Dock Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

    Please send resume and salary requirements to jobs@drydockbrewing.com with title “Lab Technician” in subject line. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. The position will remain open until it is filled.
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