QA Lab Lead: Lift Bridge Brewery
Lift Bridge Brewery is a production brewery located in the birthplace of Minnesota, Stillwater. We are celebrating our 11th year of business this year. Lift Bridge will be building a new brewery over the next year with a starting capacity of 35,000 bbls and room to grow past 80,000 bbls.
The Lift Bridge production team is looking for the right person to grow with us. We are seeking a person who is outgoing, quality and safety minded, hard-working, a self starter and of high character. Previous production brewing experience is required.
Yeast management and record keeping
Biochemical analysis of beer in different stages
Microbiology testing to ensure quality
Record and interpret analytical test results
Assist in running and tracking data related to sensory panels
Communicate known beer quality issues to appropriate people
Research and development of projects (barrel aging and sour programs)
Conducts basic tests (microbial and chemical) on all primary fermentation samples
Assist in maintaining laboratory equipment
Contributing to an atmosphere of teamwork within the department and throughout the company
Keep a clean and organized work area
Communicate known quality concerns, needs, and lab suggestions
Maintain internal QC education program
Lead ongoing internal QC education and communication
Maintain a product retention sample library
Create and Maintain Specs for Brands
Establish yearly lab / QC budget
Reinforce data process
Establish Taste Panel
Lead Innovation of process and improvements and new products
Establish Process for Handling complaints
Cross train in cellar - harvesting yeast and cover vacations
2+ years in related field
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
Have a degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, Biology or Biochemistry preferred or relevant lab experience
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule with little supervision
Must have experience and understanding of aseptic packaging procedures, cleaning and sanitation, preventive maintenance, brewing microbiology and microscopy, record keeping and data analysis
Be able to communicate effectively
Must have excellent time management skills
Must be computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Ability to keep the working environment clean and sanitary
Able to lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally
Ability to understand and execute against deadlines
Have a hard work ethic and positive attitude
Effectively multi-task and have problem solving capabilities
We are looking for someone who brings themselves to work and possesses our core values:
Lift Bridge is all about our people and workplace culture. As a member of the Lift Bridge team you can expect the following:
To be compensated well based on experience and ability.
Learning opportunities related to your position and growth desires.
Empowered to make decisions in line with strategic company goals.
To be valued for your work and contribution to the team.
PTO, 401k, paid holidays, merch, beer, clothing allowance and a positive work environment