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Laboratory Technician

Do you love the science behind beer and how everything comes together to make the perfect final pour?

Full-Time

Do you love the science behind beer and how everything comes together to make the perfect final pour?


Are you excited to dive into the data and details of product-quality standards by performing daily physical and microbiological testing to ensure each liquid is up to snuff and ready for the next stage of its adventure? As a Laboratory Technician at CMBC, you’ll be looked upon to provide technical guidance to the operational teams and will be an integral part of our lab team to ensure that we continue to deliver and supply quality, outstanding products with every batch.

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Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead by example in upholding the Company's Core Values and promoting a positive and constructive working environment
  • Daily sample collection, testing and documentation of in process beer and finished goods in accordance with all corporate quality standards, analytical testing schedules and procedures
  • Routine yeast management (cell counts, viability, pitching rates, propagation, etc.)
  • Microbiological testing (PCR and traditional plating) of fermented beer, Brite Beer and finished goods.
  • Conducting routine sensory testing and training for employees on 'true-to-brand' and off-flavor identification
  • Recognize and document emerging or continuing out of specification situations and report them, in a timely manner, to the area supervisors and senior leadership. Where possible make suggestions for corrective actions
  • Participate in regularly scheduled departmental meetings to review issues and propose solutions
  • In conjunction with the Lab Manager and other area supervisors, generate SOPs as required
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of analytical equipment in the lab and other operational areas
  • Ensure that the work area is clean and organized
  • Continually strive for improvement by looking for ways to improve safety, quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness
  • Assist in other areas of the brewery on an as-needed basis

Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, or related field (coursework in brewing and/or fermentation science strongly preferred)
  • Two (2) years experience in a food or beverage QA/QC lab environment (HACCP or Food Safety training a plus)
  • Working knowledge of ISBT, AOAC, EBC, or ASBC methodologies strongly preferred

Special Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for craft beer

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit for long periods of time
  • Squatting, crouching, bending, kneeling
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 lbs.
  • Regularly required to reach with arms and hands
  • Required to handle objects, tools and controls
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Manually manipulating laboratory equipment including beakers, pipettes, pouring vessels
  • Access, input, and retrieve information from a computer
  • Working under time pressure
  • Encountering frequent interruptions
  • Using effective verbal communication

Environmental Conditions:

  • Working in hot and cold temperatures
  • Working on uneven surfaces and wet conditions
  • Handling hazardous chemicals
  • Working around noisy machinery

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You'll love being part of our crew

Find out why

Our core values

1. Be a Pro

Reliable and dependable • Take action and see it through • Lead by example • Think before you react

Danielle Tesauro Crew Page

Danielle Tesauro

Whether she is behind the bar or in the Brewtique, Danielle comes in for her shifts with nothing but enthusiasm and patience and doesn’t hesitate to get the job done or assist customers no matter how busy it can get.

2. Be Direct, Honest & Respectful

Be objective, not personal • Listen first • Value other people’s time

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Jason Dunston

Jason stepped up to address issues that were bothering him in a Direct, Honest, & Respectful manner. Not only was he a total pro doing it, he also made suggestions to Make It Better moving forward! Thanks for setting such an awesome example, Jason!

3. Foster Creativity

Give your intuition a chance • Try something new • Share ideas and communicate openly • Embrace change

JP Thomas

JP Thomas

Shoutout to JP for his work on the Blueberry Cobbler! When Brian was trialing flavors, he ended up at a bit of a crossroads. JP made a suggestion to add another flavor that we had in stock from a one-off and it turned out amazing! The beer tastes awesome! Thanks for fostering creativity, being resourceful, and making it better, JP!

4. Be a Good Neighbor

Give back and create positive change • Help others • Turn caring into doing • Be empathetic, reliable, and accessible

Danielle Brasch Crew Page

Danielle Brasch

Thank you to ODB & her fiance/honorary Brew Crew Member, Mike! They took time out of their weekend to help some of our Brew Crew members dig out from the blizzard! Thank you both for being Good Neighbors not just to the Brew Crew but to the whole community!

5. Work Safe, Work Smart

See something, say something • No shortcuts • No one is above safety

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Zach Tomlin

Zach used his skill and knowledge of welding to attach handles to our grain mill and Make It Better. This was not only a great help in regards to using the machine, but it makes using the mill much easier to Work Safe, Work Smart. Thanks Zach!

6. Make it Better

Be curious • Constant improvement big and small • Accept and give feedback; we can all get better

Casey Mc Bride

Casey McBride

Casey took extra time out of her already busy schedule to figure out how to use data from our social, ads, and digitial marketing avenues to create excel sheets with charts so that we can see trends virtually. This saves a ton of time trying to set everything up individually and how we can continue to replicate this success. Thanks for always Making It Better, Casey!

7. Have Fun

Celebrate the wins • Take what you do seriously, but not yourself • Make friends

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Tasting Room Team

Huge shoutout/kudos to the Tasting Room team who decorated/prepared for Floral Friday. Everyone had great spirit, wore awesome floral gear, and made the Tasting Room look and feel like a tropical vacay - with a blizzard only hours away!