Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world's most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent that shares these values, that is ambitious, bold & resilient. We want talent that is looking for fast career growth, cross-functional experiences, global exposure and robust training & development.
JOB TITLE: Devils Backbone - Quality Technician
SALARY: $20.11 per hour
SHIFT LOCATION: 2nd Shift: Monday-Friday 1:00 PM-11:00PM (time may flex slightly)
Here at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, we're a family of beer brewers & pourers, food makers & servers, packagers, shippers, and lots of other job functions. We currently operate 2 locations: Basecamp Brewpub in Roseland, VA & The Outpost Production Brewery in Lexington, VA. Devils Backbone is a wonderful place to develop your talents & build your career, as well as have fun with a hard-working family.
Devils Backbone Brewing Co. in Lexington, VA is currently looking for a Quality Technician. The Quality Technician is full-time. This position reports directly to the Quality Manager and works closely with all departments at our Outpost Brewery.
Collect and perform analytical procedures and testing on raw materials, in progress beer, as well as packaged goods (water, wort, yeast, beer, brewery equipment, and environment)
Work in conjunction with brewing, packaging, logistics, and maintenance departments to ensure quality from raw materials to finished product
Train and validate employees on quality-minded procedures, sanitation practices, and testing
Maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment and accurate records
Use, maintain and calibrate analytical equipment and instrumentation
Assist in identifying critical control points and drive overall process control and improvement
Communicate clearly and consistently with brewery personnel and management regarding quality assurance issues
Advocate and promote continuous quality and safety improvement
Support food safety, HACCP and food safety initiatives and progress
Facilitate sensory panel and formulate results
Attend meetings, brewery functions, and perform duties at Basecamp as required
Follow all safety procedures.
Work closely with brewing team to achieve desired quality and production targets;
Complete assigned tasks in accordance with company standard operating procedures and guidelines (SOP/SOG).
Periodic handling of hazardous chemicals.
Keep accurate daily records per company and Federal Requirements.
May represent Devils Backbone Brewing Company at beer festivals.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, fermentation science, food science or related field preferred or equivalent experience.
At least one year of experience in a production laboratory environment
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
Working knowledge/experience with development and implementation of GMP
Statistical analysis is a plus
Formal brewing education a plus
Formal sensory education/training is a plus
Must be 21 years of age
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Positive attitude with an ongoing sense of urgency
Immaculate attention to detail, time management and multitasking are a must
Ability to understand and execute against deadlines
Excellent time and people management skills
Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work effectively with others
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
Strong ability to teach/mentor and motivate all types of individuals
Advanced mathematical and reasoning skills
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouch
The ability to work near moving parts and machinery
Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to see color; either with or without accommodation
The ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently
Eligible for impact pay based on individual and business performance
Flexible paid time off
Medical, dental & vision insurance available immediately
Employer paid short term disability
401K up to 6% match
Generous parental leave options
Uniforms & PPE provided, based on position
Safety shoes allowance, based on position
Learning & development opportunities
ABOUT BREWERS COLLECTIVE:
Brewers Collective helps to unlock our 20+ craft brewery partners' full potential by bringing them industry-leading expertise and increased best practice sharing, empowering them to tap into the strength of our collective Anheuser-Busch family. We share an unwavering devotion to the authentic origins of each brewery, the beer, and the communities they serve.
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