Lab Technician

Lab Technician

JOB SUMMARY

The Lab Technician is responsible for assisting with the general oversight and development of the Quality Assurance Department at 8th Wonder brewery. An important part of the production team, the Lab Technician will collect and test raw material, production and final product samples, as well as analyze data, design and implement control systems, and ensure quality of product.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Aseptic collection of samples

Yeast analysis including cell counts, yeast health, and pitch data

Conduct thorough microbiological analysis

Preparation of media and reagents

Sterilization of various equipment and sample bottles

Perform water testing as needed

Set and perform quality control checks through all production processes

Collect quantifiable, post-production data

Ability to present data effectively to production team

Follow up on all field quality incident reports

Lead our ever-growing sensory program

Calibration of instrumentation

Monitor and file fermentation data in proper software

Update SOPs for all current lab procedures and testing

Create new SOPs for new procedures, tests, and quality checkpoints

Manage lab interns and internship programs

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors of Science in microbiology, chemistry, food science, or a related field, or equivalent quality control/quality assurance experience in the brewing or beverage/food industry

Previous experience with a microscope, Cellometer, thermal cycler, and microbiological media is a plus.

Must be able to make independent, executive decisions regarding quality of product

Must possess excellent communication skills

Must be proficient in Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Must be able to organize and analyze a variety of data

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for 8 or more hours per day in the lab or walking through the production facility. Occasional light lifting, climbing, reaching may occur. Communication with others is key to this role!

>> HOW TO APPLY <<

Send your resume and cover letter to Aaron@8thwonder.com subject line should read “Lab Technician: Your Name”. If you are a viable candidate we will contact you.

*Please Note: This Job Description is neither definitive nor restrictive and may be modified to meet changing needs.

8th Wonder Brewery

2202 Dallas Street | HouTex 77003

Taproom Hours:

Monday thru Saturday 11a-10p | Sunday 11a-6p

p: 713.229.0868

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