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Position: Laboratory Technician
Shift: Weekdays & Occasional Weekends

Job Summary

The Laboratory Technician is responsible for the collection and analysis of all chemical, physical, and microbiological samples on a daily basis. Additionally, the Laboratory Technician works with the Production Manager and brew staff to troubleshoot, improve operations, and improve beer quality.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or BA in a science discipline.
  • Laboratory experience in the food or beverage industry.
  • Strong background in microbiology.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Be able to work critically and independently.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work safely.
  • Monitor fermentations’ gravity, pH, and temperature daily.
  • Manage yeast harvests and determine pitching quantities.
  • Manage Brettanomyces supply.
  • Coordinate any yeast needs and transfers with our brewpub brewery.
  • Perform all analyses including BU, color, pH, Total Polyphenol, and cell counts.
  • Perform microbiological analysis on yeast, fermenting/packaged beer, and environment samples.
  • Monitor packaging to ensure low DO and proper fills.
  • Monitor keg racker chemical concentrations.
  • Monitor keg racker with Rotech keg to ensure proper sanitation and filling.
  • Operate, maintain, and validate laboratory instrumentation including pH meter, UV/Vis spectrometer, Anton Paar Alcolyzer, Hach 6110 Total Package Analyzer, Nexcelom Cellometer,
  • Invisible Sentinel brewPAL, and any additional lab equipment.
  • Operate, maintain, and validate cellar/brewhouse instrumentation including pH meter, DMA, Haffmans Gehaltemeter, and any other equipment.
  • Communicate accurate results and trends with brewing staff and Production Manager.
  • Maintain and develop new SOP’s.
  • Order laboratory supplies as needed and maintain a clean lab.
  • Assist other employees as necessary.

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive wage based on previous work experience and expertise.
  • Benefits package includes medical, vacation, and of course beer.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: mguilford@rrbeer.com. Please no phone calls or walk-ins.