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Quality Assurance Technician 2

Company: Sierra Nevada Brwing Co
Location: Chico
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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, which includes water, wort, beer and raw materials throughout the brewing and packaging process.

What You Will Do:

  • Accurately analyzes in-process and finished products, appropriately escalates out of specification results/trends and initiates corrective action
  • Maintains product quality through adherence to good manufacturing practices, product specifications, and quality procedures; completes tasks thoroughly and accurately to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Calibrates, maintains and repairs equipment to ensure instruments are operational and reliable
  • Participates in production (brewing & packaging) processes, delivering superior internal customer service; isolates and contains product that does not meet quality standards
  • Comfortably shifts gears and adapts to change, makes timely, thoughtful decisions; isn't upset when things are up in the air
  • Leads quality and seeks to protect and elevate the brand at all times
  • Communicates effectively across departments and time zones; provides concise, organized, and complete information/recommendations
  • Proactively identifies and prioritizes improvements that drive quality and minimize waste and inefficiency without compromising or missing the day-to-day needs of the quality department

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 and
  • Previous experience in a brewery or manufacturing environment preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in some or all of the following areas:
  • Food/beverage microbiology
  • Glass and packaging material quality & integrity testing
  • Development and revision of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Food/beverage sanitation & chemical hygiene
  • Independent work & teamwork
  • Gas chromatography
  • Workflow optimization
  • Root cause analysis or other complex problem-solving techniques
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • HACCP, internal audits, and good manufacturing practices (FSMA, cGMP)
  • Design of experiment (DOE)

  • Skilled in data analysis and communication
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

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.
  • Must be available to work rotating shifts (4 AM, 5 AM, 6 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM start times)

Before applying for this role, please review the full job description, including the physical demands and working environment:

This position will remain open until filled; online applications will be reviewed weekly

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Brwing Co, Chico , Quality Assurance Technician 2, Other , Chico, California

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