Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is seeking a full-time Quality Assurance Lab Tech 2 at our Chico, CA facility to perform routine testing and analysis of product, which includes water, wort, beer and raw materials throughout the brewing and packaging process. Experience in quality assurance or quality control in a production environment is desired and being a positive, self-motivated team player is a must!
Is passionate about and involved in making great beer and delivering the highest quality Sierra Nevada Experience
Leads quality and seeks to protect and elevate the brand at all times
Communicates effectively across departments and time zones; provides concise, organized, and complete information/recommendations
Accurately analyzes in-process and finished products, appropriately escalates out of specification results/trends and initiates corrective action
Maintains product quality through adherence to good manufacturing practices, product specifications, and quality procedures; completes tasks thoroughly and accurately to ensure compliance with quality standards
Calibrates, maintains and repairs equipment to ensure instruments are operational and reliable
Comfortably shifts gears and adapts to change, makes timely, thoughtful decisions; isn’t upset when things are up in the air
Supports our enduring vision to sustainably operate and grow one of the best and most respected craft breweries
Demonstrates and understands safety as a core value, complies with all safety instructions, observes safe work practices, provides input on safety issues and promotes a safe work environment
Takes personal responsibility to do the right thing; is self-motivated and persists in times of challenge or uncertainty
Proactively identifies and prioritizes improvements that drive quality and minimize waste and inefficiency without compromising or missing the day-to-day needs of the quality department
Develops relationships based on trust and respect; is open and sincere in all interactions and treats others as they wish to be treated
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, or food related discipline is required
Previous lab experience preferred
Previous experience in a brewery or manufacturing environment is desired
The ideal candidate will have experience in some or all of the following areas:
Glass and packaging material quality & integrity testing
Development and revision of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Food/beverage sanitation & chemical hygiene
Independent work & teamwork
Root cause analysis or other complex problem solving techniques
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
HACCP, internal audits, and good manufacturing practices (FSMA, cGMP)
Design of experiment (DOE)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Able to successfully learn and perform the duties outlined above; must have strong attention to detail
Skilled in data analysis and communication, organized, and respectful at all times; prioritizes musts before wants
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and be able to differentiate color
Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time
Must be able to lift 35 pounds safely and with proper body mechanics
This full-time position requires scheduling flexibility to work rotating shifts covering 7 days a week; shifts include coverage for weekends
Selected candidate will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check.
You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
** Application Period closes at Midnight Pacific on Monday, December 3, 2018**
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional Salary Information: hourly + benefits + 10% 401K match
About Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Quality, Integrity, People, Community and Sustainability
These are not just words, but a cultural lifestyle and commitment at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Our mission is the same as it has been since Sierra Nevada started in 1980 with a humble hand-built brewhouse - to produce and market the finest ales and lagers possible and to do it responsibly. Today Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is America’s longest-running craft startup, and boasts the number-one best-selling craft brand in the country—the legendary flagship, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
To this day, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. remains true to its roots. Our founder and owner is still personally involved in every aspect of brewery operation. Most importantly, the Sierra Nevada commitment to quality remains the same. Premium ingredients and time-honored brewing techniques make Sierra Nevada ales and lagers truly exceptional beers.
Sierra Nevada strives for quality in everything we do. From pioneering new beer styles to innovating groundbreaking environmental initiatives, we take our time and look at every option to ensure the best possible outcome. This stubborn insistence on quality extends to our workplace environment as wel...l. At Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., we recognize the vital role our employees have in the ongoing success of our company. As an employee of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., you will be challenged to perform at a level that meets or exceeds our high quality standards that our customers have come to expect from us.