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QA/QC Analytical Lab Assistant – Cloverdale, CA

Job Description:

Bear Republic Brewing Company, Inc., a northern California craft brewery seeks a QA/QC Analytical Laboratory Assistant to join our team.

The Lab Assistant will report to the QA/QC Analytical Lab Supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:
• Perform quality assurance testing on raw materials (e.g., packaging materials, ingredients, etc.)
• Collect samples from the brewery at various stages in the brewing process
• Perform chemical and microbial analyses of water, wort, yeast, beer, and brewery environment
• Maintain orderly laboratory environment and accurate data documentation
• Maintain and calibrate analytical equipment
• Maintain beer library
• Gather and analyze data, and prepare reports relating data to brewing process
• Work with all brewery departments to ensure consistent, high-quality product and efficient release of packaged beer
• Communicate with brewery personnel and management regarding quality control issues
• Promote and advocate for continuous quality and safety improvement
• Assist with sensory analysis and special projects

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Experience in a production laboratory environment is a plus
• Excellent skills in communicating with a variety of audiences, both verbally and in writing
• Proficient with database, word processing, and spreadsheet software
• Familiar with the entire brewing process, from grain to glass
• Familiar with general laboratory instruments and techniques (e.g., pH meter, spectrophotometer, light microscope, densitometer, serial dilutions, pipetting, aseptic technique, etc.)
• Familiar with good manufacturing, laboratory, and documentation practices
• Ability to lift up to 60 lbs
• Ability to work 8 hour shifts, 5 days per week, and occasionally overtime
• Ability to stand and walk continuously for hours at a time
• Ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals
• Ability to work safely in a wet, noisy, non-temperature controlled environment
• Ability to work safely in confined spaces and around complex machinery
• Ability to stoop, squat, kneel, and crawl for purposes of collecting samples, gathering data, and cleaning

The Ideal candidate will:
• Have a Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences (e.g., microbiology, biochemistry, food science, etc.)
• Be passionate about quality craft beer
• Maintain a positive working environment
• Have fine attention to detail
• Be able to work independently on multiple projects at one time
• Be focused on meeting production, quality, and safety standards
• Be willing to learn and be part of a dynamic team
• Be self-motivated and willing to take initiative
• Be prepared to take on exciting challenges
• Be able to speak basic Spanish

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to:

isabelb@bearrepublic.com

To those of who take your valuable time to apply for this position but don’t hear back from us, we want to say THANK YOU and we sincerely appreciate your interest in Bear Republic Brewing Company. We say this now, because we don’t believe in impersonal auto-responses and it’s not possible for us to send a personal thank you to each of you for applying.

Job Location:

110 Sandholm Lane, Ste. 10

Cloverdale California 95425

United States

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