Microbiologist

Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, USA

Full time

Oct 5

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Boulevard Brewing Company is recognized as a leader in the beer segment. Our beers and cocktails are built by our people, who are bound together by a devotion to our products and customers. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and 401k Retirement Plan with 10% match.

JOB SUMMARY

This position will be responsible for Microbiology operations in the Quality Assurance lab reporting to the Quality Lab Manager. The successful candidate must be self-motivated and able to work in a team atmosphere. Daily work assignments will split between microbiology and chemical/physical lab as well as sensory operations as workload changes. The successful candidate will have knowledge and skill in aseptic techniques and must possess good communication and problem-solving skills. Must be organized and adaptable to accommodate shifting priorities on a day-to-day basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports laboratory results and findings to brewery staff and management
  • Preparation of yeast media and coordination of propagation schedule
  • Preparation of sterile media for laboratory testing
  • Preparation of sterile equipment for brewery operations
  • Conducting sampling and testing of brewery samples
  • Maintaining oversight of microbiological program
  • Lead/assist with microbiology investigations in beer production
  • Provide training for microbiology operations to new and existing brewery personnel 

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • BS or higher in the Life Sciences, preferably Microbiology or Molecular Biology
  • Minimum of (3) years of experience working in a lab either in industry or academia
  • Previous brewery experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of advanced Microbiological techniques and instrumentation (e.g., real-time PCR) is a plus
  • Weekend work will be required but split with Quality Lab staff
  • Capable of lifting 40 pounds (jars and kegs are heavy)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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