Country Boy Brewing
was founded in 2012 by four native Kentuckians for one simple reason – To
make the best damn beer in America. In 6 short years, we have gone from our
Lexington 2 barrel, homebrew-on-steroids operation to opening a 22,000
square foot production facility in the rolling hills of beautiful
Georgetown, KY. With two facilities, comes the need for more Country Boys
and Girls to join our team.
Position: QC Laboratory Technician
Supervisor: Head of Brewing Operations / CBB
The Quality Control
Laboratory Technician is to be responsible for inspecting, testing,
sorting, sampling or weighing raw materials or processed products for
deviations from specifications. This is includes using precision measuring
instruments and testing equipment to generate, compile, organize, and
evaluate quality assurance data so that all functions in the brewery are
monitored. Maintain the laboratory in a fully functioning and professional
manner and act as a scientific resource to the rest of the staff.
Pay: Salaried Position. Based on
-Execute, update and
provide recommendations for Standard Operating Procedure and policy review.
-Collect and perform
analytical procedures and testing on raw materials, in progress beer, as
well as packaged goods (including water, wort, yeast, beer, brewery
equipment, and environment). This includes aseptic and environmental
sampling throughout the brewery, preparing microbiological media and
sterile plating, and performing chemical and microbial analysis.
-Maintain a clean and
organized laboratory environment as well as accurate record keeping.
-Work in conjunction
with brewing and packaging departments to ensure quality from raw materials
to finished product and help maintain an organized beer archive.
-Use, maintain and
calibrate analytical equipment and instrumentation.
consistently with brewery personnel and management regarding quality
-Advocate and promote
continuous quality and safety improvement.
-Other duties as
assigned by CBB Partners. These job descriptions may be updated as the
company grows and management sees fit.
-BS/BA (or 4-year
experience equivalent) in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or other
-Ability to use
equipment such as microscopes, and other tools requiring sound vision
(natural or corrected)
general laboratory instruments and techniques including a cellometer, serial dilutions, pipetting, aseptic
and verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to work
independently in a cooperative environment, with a proactive, self-starting
Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel.
-Able to stand for
extended periods, reach, bend, stoop, lift 50 pounds, and occasionally
maneuver 165 pound kegs.
-Ability to adhere to
safety standards and protocols in both a manufacturing and laboratory
-Must be 21 years of
-Experience in a
laboratory is strongly preferred, with special considerations for quality
-Knowledge of the
brewing process, brewing science, and fermentation science.
in a production brewery, food plant, or beverage plant.
dental and vision.
-Annual bonuses based
on performance and company success.
Job Type: Full-time