Quality Assurance Technician
North American Breweries, Inc. - Burlington, VT

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The QA Tech is responsible to inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh raw materials or processed products for deviations from specifications. This includes using precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment; generating, compiling, organizing, and evaluating quality assurance data so that all functions in the brewery are monitored. Maintain the laboratory in a fully functioning and professional manner and act as a scientific resource to rest of brewery staff.

Required Skills

Microbe identification, aseptic technique for microbiology

Knowledge of fluid flow, live steam, and pressure

Proficient in MS Office Programs (Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook, Word)

Safe chemical handling skills

Able to organize work and documents effectively

Preferred knowledge of : fermentation theory/ practice, biochemical / chemical changes in product from raw materials to finished product, Bitterness, color and % alcohol assays

Able to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance

Must be familiar with laboratory equipment: centrifuge, digital density meter, spectrophotometer, microscope

Minimum Education: college level microbiology, organic chemistry, physics, statistics or brewing science course completion or equivalent brewing lab experience.

Required Experience

Previous brewery lab or other commercial brewery experience preferred but not required.