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QA Analyst (Food & Beverage) - 3rd Shift (11pm-7:30am)

There’s Always a Seat at Our Bar

The Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993 and has always looked to the future – whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or fueling stories, songs, and experiences with our IPA. Wherever you go: Beer Speaks, People Mumble.

What You’ll Get

  • Bonus - up to $1,600 quarterly bonus
  • Benefits – Awesome coverage for: Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Time Off - How does 33 days off in your first-year sound (combo of vacay, holidays, and personal days)?
  • Retirement - 5% contribution on 401K plan
  • BEER – and non-alcoholic Lagunitas beverages
  • Schwag – 50% off food and merch
  • Boot Voucher - $150 @ Redwing
  • Gym Membership - $50 monthly reimbursement for that beer belly (or at least to prevent it)
  • Pet Insurance – keep your fur babies covered with pet insurance options
  • Skills to Pay the Bills – professional development, 24/7 operation
  • Opportunities – Expand your horizons in CA, Chicago . . . the world!
  • It’s Friday, Ya’ll – Get Paid every other Friday: Starting at $18.04-$20.30 plus $3.75 shift differential


The Gist

To ensure that sampling and product analysis (analytical, microbiological, and sensory) are performed. Perform off-line and in-line calibrations/verifications (Analytical) are performed. Ensure troubleshooting process analysis in production.


What You'll Do

  • Contributes to a clean and tidy working area without unnecessary losses of consumables/chemicals, in line with the defined and implemented safety standards and following 5S and HACCP standards at the workplace.
  • Promotes safe practices of PPE and GMP in all areas of the brewery, cross functionally and interdepartmentally.
  • Makes all the quality checks and acts as internal LSS auditor to maintain the LSS quality system as well as in-line measurements as laboratory analyses, in line with the standards and procedures on sampling and analyses.
  • Supports Sensory Evaluation, participation of the taste test activities.
  • Audits quality data for completeness against sampling program and reported OTIF.
  • Executes analyses in the laboratory, to calibrate in-line meters.
  • Executes Analytical and Microbiological analyses, including sampling, sample preparation and reporting results, in line with the valid Laboratory Methods. Executes also complex analysis, which are not covered by in-line meters.
  • Participates in simple activities for the local Sensory Panel.
  • Participates and plays a pro-active role in improvement teams related to laboratory and supports implementation of these improvement opportunities or corrective actions in the laboratory (ISO9001, LSS, TPM, HACCP, etc.).
  • Maintain 5S methodology
  • Performs maintenance, calibration, verification and troubleshooting of off-line and in-line analysis equipment (in laboratory and production environment).


What We’re Lookin’ For

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.S. in science discipline, Food/Agriculture, or Brewing is preferred. A combination of education and experience with the ability to display proficiency as a Quality Assurance Analyst in a brewery will be considered.
  • Minimum 1 years quality laboratory experience.
  • Understanding of brewing science and beer packaging operations, General Certificate in Packaging or brewing a plus.
  • Ensures compliance with food safety program. SQF, ISO, HACCP, PCQI training a plus.
  • Experience in TPM / Lean / Six Sigma a plus.



Come as You Are

At Lagunitas, we welcome people (and dogs) from all walks of life. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, has a home here. Love, progress, and acceptance will always have a seat at our bar. 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Quality Assurance, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain, Supply, Technology, Management, Operations

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