Craft Brew Alliance has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Technician in Portland, OR. Reporting to the QA Supervisor, the QA Tech will be responsible for three major roles: microbiology, beer chemistry, and in-process packaged beer quality. This involves conducting routine analysis from incoming raw materials to finished packaged products. This position involves sample collection, laboratory testing, and compiling and reporting results.
Specific duties include:
Support the Company's Vision, Mission and Values
Perform necessary quality assurance testing (e.g. daily beer checks, measurements on packaging materials, beer chemistry, beer carbon dioxide and air levels, label and finished package quality, etc).
Perform necessary microbiological testing, recording, and reporting.
Identify problem areas and contribute to the problem solving process working with brewing and maintenance.
Maintain the lab in a neat and orderly condition and ensure a sufficient supply of consumable materials.
Participate in ongoing product and process improvement efforts.
Run routine analyses on packaging materials and beer involved in being packaged.
Sample collection at various points during process.
A willingness to learn and become part of a small team.
Be a team player focused on meeting production, quality, and safety goals.
Perform project work as needed.
Ability to work and communicate with all levels of Production personnel.
Willing to work in a Production facility and collect samples throughout the process.
BA/BS in one of the natural sciences. Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or Food Sciences is required.
Experience in QC/QA in the beverage industry a plus; Production food laboratory experience in QC/QA or R&D desired.
Sensory panel training and experience is a plus.
Packaging experience is a plus.
Familiar with laboratory instrumentation.
Experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience working with high speed filler, high speed labeler and other packaging line equipment is ideal.
Understanding of the brewing process a plus.
Excellent communication skills.
Possess the stamina for continuous standing and walking.
Ability to work 8 hour shifts on a rotating schedule (days and night shifts).
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Craft Brew Alliance offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, rewarding work environment and growth for committed professionals. We are an equal opportunity employer.