Laboratory Technician

  • San Diego, CA
  • Industry
  • Full Time
Description

The Laboratory Technician is responsible for ensuring the quality and reproducibility of our products.  S/he plays an active role in analytical and sensory analysis, microbiology, yeast management, and lab equipment maintenance.  The Laboratory Technicians will report to the QA Manager, and will follow procedures established for and approved by Modern Times Beer. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.


THE EVERYDAY VIEW

  • Monitor the gravity, pH, temperature, and fermentation throughput of all tanks on a daily basis
  • Identify and assist in troubleshooting any fermentation issues in a timely manner
  • Perform daily forced VDK checks
  • Perform daily cell counts of yeast slurry and green beer
  • Communicate yeast counts to brewing and cellar teams to ensure proper pitch rates
  • Routinely monitor total package oxygen (TPO) of packaged beer off the packaging lines
  • Collect and record thorough analytical data on all finished beer and coffee across all Modern Times locations
  • Prepare microbiological media, perform sterile sampling, sterile plating, and analysis of microbial growth
  • Assist in coordination and participation of sensory program to gather and analyze pertinent sensory data on beer and coffee products
  • Perform routine maintenance, calibration, and cleaning of laboratory equipment
  • Be a resource for all staff regarding quality questions and concerns
  • Keep a tidy and clean laboratory space
  • Be a team player and able to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Adhere to and enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Other tasks may be assigned as needed
Requirements

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check 
  • Bachelor's degree in a science-related field is preferred but not required
  • Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required
  • Brewing and fermentation knowledge strongly preferred
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive demeanor
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Genuine enthusiasm for craft beer
  • Flexible schedule, willingness to regularly work weekends

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check 
  • Bachelor's degree in a science-related field is preferred but not required
  • Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required
  • Brewing and fermentation knowledge strongly preferred
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive demeanor
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Genuine enthusiasm for craft beer
  • Flexible schedule, willingness to regularly work weekends

Posted 7 months ago