Quality Assurance/Quality Control Assistant

Job Description

Responsible for quality control testing and analysis to help ensure the consistent high quality of Highland beer.

Summary

FLSA Status: Full-Time Hourly, Non-exempt
Reports to: Quality Manager

Essential Job Functions

·         Collects, organizes and presents QA/QC data from raw materials through packaging

·         Utilizes sterile technique to collect and process microbiological samples

·         Performs chemical and analytical testing on product samples

·         Follows Standard Operating Procedures to execute a robust testing regimen

·         Maintains, calibrates, and verifies accuracy of lab equipment

·         Facilitates tasting panel where necessary

·         Performs troubleshooting where necessary on process or equipment

·         Understands and follows all safety procedures and wears appropriate PPE

·         Collaborates with other departments to tackle issues as they arise

·         Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Education:

·         Brewing school with lab experience, or a 4-year degree in natural sciences is preferred.

 

Experience:

·         Some relevant lab experience is required.

 

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Understanding of fermentation science and the elements of brewing

·         Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to product and/or equipment

·         Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize multiple demands

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality of recipes, processes, procedures, and other internal information

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

·         Ability to work both independently and within a team

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 

Working Conditions:

·         Ability to stand for long periods of time and do physically demanding work is required

·         Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is required.

·         Willingness to work on and around potentially dangerous equipment and machinery is required.

·         Willingness to work in an environment with high noise levels is required.

Willingness to occasionally work events on evenings
and weekends is required