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Quality Technician (9PM - 5 AM)

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. 

 

About the Role  

Ensure the company wide strict adherence to the Lagunitas Brewing Company’s quality and safety protocols, SOP’s, and product specifications. 

 

 

What You’ll Do  

  • Safety First mentality. Set good example by working safely around others at all times. 

  • Adhere to all safety standards set by Lagunitas and OSHA. Actively participate in safety meetings and audits. 

  • Support 5S, HACCP, and quality systems. 

  • Support TPM PQ pillar route 

  • Support KPI and metrics, losses/deployments, RCCA 

  • Perform brewing and/or packaging quality checks and inspections. 

  • Interact with brewing and packaging personnel daily to address quality concerns. 

  • Conduct physical, chemical, and microbiological quality checks on in-process beer, finished goods and brewing raw materials. Results are reported OTIF. 

  • Monitor and chronicle daily results obtained from testing and inspections for use in identifying trends and report generation. 

  • Promptly report incidences of quality non-conformance to appropriate area managers or line supervision. 

  • Investigate process challenges and problem areas. 

  • Perform equipment calibration and up keeping log books. 

  • Participate in sensory panel as required and follow product release protocol. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

What We’re Lookin’ For   

  • 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 Technician in a brewery will be considered. 

  • 2 year minimum QA/QC experience in a food or beverage environment. 

  • Experience in both Packaging and Brewing QA/QC a plus. 

  • Understanding of brewing science and beer packaging operations. 

  • Work in a shift environment, weekends, holidays and over-time as needed, to support 24-7 operation. 

  • Experience with; VIS/UV spectrophotometer, A/P Alcolyzer, PCR, Haze meter, portable gas measuring devices. 

  • GC, HPLC, microbiological plating, yeast/bacteria identification experience a plus. 

  • Proficient with aseptic technique and media preparation. 

  • Proven team player with leadership capabilities. 

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, self-management and problem solving skills. 

  • Working knowledge of GMP, sanitation and safety needs in a brewing/manufacturing environment. 

 

 

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: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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