Lab Technician

Altstadt Brewery

Fredericksburg, TX, USA

Full time

May 14

Description: The Laboratory Technician will support the Quality & Technical Services Department with daily quality checks, across all aspect of beer production and packaging. This is a role that evolves with time, and will require work outside of laboratory operations to assist as needed with other tasks in the brewery. Assisting in non-laboratory functions will inform the laboratory technician on individual processes and how they may affect quality. The Laboratory Technician is a great entry level position for scientifically minded and detail-oriented candidates to enter into the brewing industry and have a hand in operations from grain to glass.

Altstadt invests in its employees and is fully committed to education & immersing employees in the culture of craft beer. This means everything from on-the-job training, training courses & seminars, as well as the option to participate in customer facing events such as Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival.

Essential Responsibilities:

• -Daily fermentation monitoring and record keeping.

• -Yeast cell/viability counts.

• -Final pre-packaging checks (IBU, ABV, color, DO, turbidity, sensory).

• -Assist with Sensory Panel and at-line sensory.

• -Follow Standard Operating Procedures for laboratory operations, and follow safety/PPE protocol.

• -Maintain a clean and orderly lab workspace.

• -Report and document quality issues/concerns for review & process improvement/correction.

• -Auditing of in-house beer for to-go sales & taproom quality.

Additional Responsibilities:

• -CIP of yeast propagation tanks.

• -Occasional assistance of packaging operations.


Base Pay: $40,000-$45,000 (eligible for Overtime pay)

Employee type: Full time, 40 hours/week

Reports to: Director of QA & Technical Services.


Benefits:

• -Health Insurance

• -Dental Insurance

• -Vision Insurance

• -Life Insurance

• -Paid time off

• -One case of employee beer per week.

• -Two free taproom beers at end of shift Wednesday through Friday.

• -One free meal at on-site restaurant during pay weeks (bi-weekly pay schedule).

• -$100 per year PPE allowance.

About You:

• -Brewing industry experience preferred, but not required.

• -BS in relevant field preferred, but not required.

• -Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• -Computer literate, and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.

• -Must be able to lift 50lbs unassisted.​​​​​​

-Must be 21 or older and eligible to work in the United States.

Altstadt Brewery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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