QUALITY TECHNICIAN 2
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


Job Info


Get to Know Us

Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 with a hand-built brewhouse and the odds stacked against him. That passion forever changed the course of American craft brewing and launched a beer revolution that's in full force today. Turns out, good beer can do a lot of good, and Sierra Nevada became a cornerstone for both its innovation and its care for the Earth and its people. We're committed to advancing a culture of inclusion and believe diversity in all its forms makes us stronger. We keep pushing boundaries, whether that's in the brewhouse, with sustainability, or in the great outdoors.

Get to Know This Role

The Quality Lab Tech 2 is responsible for performing routine testing and analysis of product and processes throughout the brewery. Technicians at this level must be passionate about and involved in making great beer and delivering the highest quality Sierra Nevada Experience.

What You Will Do

  • Accurately analyze in-process and finished products, appropriately escalate out of specification results/trends and initiate corrective action
  • Maintain product quality through adherence to good manufacturing practices, product specifications, and quality procedures; complete tasks thoroughly and accurately to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Participate in production (brewing & packaging) processes, delivering superior internal customer service; isolate and contain product that does not meet quality standards
  • Lead quality and seek to protect and elevate the brand at all times
  • Calibrate, maintain and repair equipment to ensure instruments are operational and reliable
  • Proactively identify and prioritize improvements that drive quality and minimize waste and inefficiency without compromising or missing the day-to-day needs of the quality department
  • Comfortably shift gears and adapt to change; make timely, thoughtful decisions; isn't upset when things are up in the air
  • Communicate effectively across departments and time zones; provide concise, organized, and complete information/recommendations

Please Apply if You Have
  • Bachelor's Degree in science, analytical, or food related discipline or any combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved required
  • Previous lab experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a brewery or manufacturing environment preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in some or all of the following areas: o Food/beverage microbiology o Glass and packaging material quality & integrity testing o Development and revision of standard operating procedures (SOPs) o Food/beverage sanitation & chemical hygiene o Independent work & teamwork o Gas chromatography o Workflow optimization o Root cause analysis or other complex problem-solving techniques o Statistical Process Control (SPC) o HACCP, internal audits, and good manufacturing practices (FSMA, cGMP) o Design of experiment (DOE)
  • Skilled in data analysis and communication
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Must understand good laboratory practices
  • Ability to follow testing protocols and assays

Additional Requirements to Consider Before Applying
  • You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment, post offer background check.
  • Before applying for this role, please review the full job description, including the physical demands and working environment: https://sierranevada.jdxpert.com/ShowJob.aspx?EntityID=2&id=2252

** Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm Eastern Time on Thursday, July 29, 2021**

*Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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