Athletic Brewing Company
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At Athletic, we are looking for the perfect teammate to add to our talented Lab & QA/QC team. Quality is our core tenet, and you will be joining an already talented team with brewers and lab personnel from breweries large and small. The company is rapidly expanding our footprint, and we expect responsibilities in this position to continue to grow over time. Additionally this position will entail performing lab-based and sensory-based quality tests. There will be ample opportunity for R&D to improve and iterate on existing processes.
Aseptic sampling from tanks
Forecasting yeast requirements/pitch rates
Yeast checks (cell density, pH, viability)
Data analysis and data entry into ERP system
Making and pouring growth media
Plating and other basic microbiological tasks
Maintenance and cleaning of brewery equipment (Alcolyzer, spectrophotometer, DO meter, Handheld density meter, pH meter, ext…)
Clearing tanks/product for release to filtration/packaging/shipping
Organizing and running sensory panels
Collects, organizes, and maintains a working archive of products
Performs other relevant duties as assigned
Desired Skills and Traits:
BS in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or equivalent degree preferred
Minimum 1 year work experience/internship in brewery/food production QA
Cellar/Brewhouse work experience also preferred
Basic microbiological lab proficiency (media production, plating, interpreting results, aseptic technique)
Passion, Integrity, Honesty, Dependability, Attention to detail
Ability to execute multiple projects
Team-oriented and results driven with a commitment to quality
Must be able to fulfill physical requirements of working in a warehouse and in the field - safely lift, climb stairs, clean, etc
Independent operator - disciplined and self-driven
Personal curiosity in improving systems
Desire to have a positive impact on customers
Strong communication skills
Experience with Excel or Google sheets.
Location: San Diego, CA
Salary: Commensurate with experience - Base salary, commission, and opportunities for performance bonuses.
Benefits: Full health, vision, dental, life, 401k.
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We are an equal opportunity employer – we thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We are welcoming, respectful, and supportive at work and in our community
Weekend availability required. The position will train Monday - Friday but will transition to rotating shifts for 7 day QA coverage.