Assurance Technician (Widmer) - Portland, OR
Widmer Brothers Brewing has an immediate opening for
a Quality Assurance Technician in Portland, OR.
Reporting to the QA Supervisor, the QA Tech will be responsible for three
major roles: microbiology, beer chemistry, and in-process packaged beer
quality. This involves conducting routine analysis from incoming raw
materials to finished packaged products. This position involves sample
collection, laboratory testing, and compiling and reporting results.
Specific duties include:
- Support the
Company's Vision, Mission and Values
necessary quality assurance testing (e.g. daily beer checks,
measurements on packaging materials, beer chemistry, beer carbon dioxide
and air levels, label and finished package quality, etc).
necessary microbiological testing, recording, and reporting.
problem areas and contribute to the problem solving
process working with brewing and maintenance.
- Maintain the
lab in a neat and orderly condition and ensure a sufficient supply of
- Participate in
ongoing product and process improvement efforts.
- Run routine
analyses on packaging materials and beer involved in being packaged.
collection at various points during process.
- A willingness
to learn and become part of a small team.
- Be a team
player focused on meeting production, quality, and safety goals.
project work as needed.
- Ability to
work and communicate with all levels of Production personnel.
- Willing to
work in a Production facility and collect samples throughout the
testing in microbiology & beer chemistry
- BA/BS in one
of the natural sciences. Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology
or Food Sciences is required.
- Experience in
QC/QA in the beverage industry a plus; Production food laboratory
experience in QC/QA or R&D desired.
- Sensory panel
training and experience is a plus.
experience is a plus.
- Familiar with
with Microsoft Word and Excel.
working with high speed filler, high speed labeler and other packaging
line equipment is ideal.
of the brewing process a plus.
- Possess the
stamina for continuous standing and walking.
- Ability to
work 8 hour shifts on a rotating schedule (days and night shifts).
- Ability to
lift 50 lbs.
As a leading brewer, we are committed to finding
innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that
creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity
and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran
status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable