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Devils Backbone – Quality Technician  

Location
Glasgow, Virginia
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022

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) 

OUR MISSION: 

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.  

 

ROLE SUMMARY:  

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. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • 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. 

  • Other duties as assigned.  

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • 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 

 

BENEFITS:  

  • Competitive salary 

  • 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 

  • Employee discounts at restaurant locations 

  • Employee discounts on merchandise 

  • BEER! 

 

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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Details

  • Job Reference: 674059492-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWERY
  • Location: Glasgow, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent