Quality Assurance Technician


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Chicago, IL, US 


Competitive. Commensurate with experience. per hour

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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Quality Assurance Technician

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Qualty Assurance Technician
REPORTS TO: Quality Manager
POSITION TYPE: Full-Time, Hourly
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Quality Assurance (QA) Technician is responsible for duties in several areas of Quality Control/Quality Assurance. This position will perform duties in Analytics, Micro & Yeast Management, Sensory Analysis and Packaging. The Quality Technician will report directly to the Quality Manager and communicate deviations from raw material and product specifications.

  • Run routine testing, such as; Bitterness units, color, VDKs, ABV, cell counts, viabilities, gravities, pHs, XTF, ATP etc.
  • Perform vitals on wort, 0h, 24h, fermentation, crash, BBT and packaged samples
  • Conduct microbiology testing; including sample inoculation, media preparation, and PCR.
  • Maintain BrewLog, Fermentation, and Micro databases; including but not limited to data entry, record keeping, trending, data analysis and follow-up with brewing and cellaring teams
  • Set up and run daily sensory panel, sniff test and DFT
  • Conduct package testing for CO2, TPO, DO, AE, seam checks on cans
  • Complete sample collection for fermentation and brewhouse testing
  • Provide sterile sample containers to brewing and packaging staff for micro sampling
  • Ensure micro supplies are maintained correctly in order to ensure sterility before use
  • Ensure general cleanliness of lab and instrumentation; perform routine maintenance & calibration on laboratory equipment, troubleshoot analytical issues and maintain consumable inventory levels
  • Have a strong focus on safety, quality, and efficiency, while constantly evaluating work practices in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Willingness to work overtime when necessary
  • Ability to work in hot/cold environments and lift 50lbs
  • All other tasks as assigned by the Quality Manager

COMPENSATION: This is a competitive hourly position based on experience.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Food Sciences or related field with a minimum two years of college level chemistry
  • 2 years work experience in a lab and or experience in the brewing, food or pharmaceutical industry
  • Attention to detail, ability to produce accurate, precise and reproducible data
  • Flexibility in shift schedule
  • Understanding of scientific principles for quality control and quality assurance
  • Ability to perform mathematical and statistical analysis
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Familiar with standard laboratory instrumentation; pH meters, spectrophotometer, centrifuges, autoclave, microscope, etc.
  • Ability to operate in a team environment and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, act promptly and be proactive
  • Ability to operate and use a PC computer, proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Ability to lift up to 55 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to lift, drag, carry, and manipulate hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs
  • Ability to twist / turn and stand / walk on a continuous basis
  • Ability to work on your feet for over eight hours at a time
  • Ability to work in loud production environments (80+ db)
  • Ability to work with chemicals of varying composition
  • Ability to work in damp / wet areas
  • Ability to work at heights (eg. Scissor lift, top of vessels, ladders)
  • Ability to work all shifts, additional hours & weekends as necessary 

Great Central Brewing Company

Great Central Brewing Company jobs
221 N Wood
Chicago, IL, United States

Web Site: www.greatcentralbrewing.com