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Lab Manager

Florida Avenue Brewing Co. Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Expired: 21 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Overview: This position is responsible for completing the day-to-day experiments and tests of the laboratory as well as collecting and recording data obtained. These tests involve all parts of the production process and require general microbiology, organic chemistry, and brewing knowledge and experience. This position also manages the quality control and assurance team to effective and efficiently execute the quality control and quality assurance program. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Designs, proposes and executes trials to improve consistency and process • Gathers and processes actively fermenting beer samples • Performs yeast cell counting and viability testing • Performs dissolved oxygen testing • Performs haze testing • Performs organic extractions for IBU testing • Sets up experiments and sensory panels • Keeps useful organization of materials in the lab • Uses, cleans, and maintains lab equipment • Performs microbiological testing of beer samples throughout brewing process • Utilizes aseptic technique and sterile processing of samples • Operates PCR • Performs other chemical and biological tests • Enters and organizes data • Cleans and organizes lab • Makes solutions and dilutions • Takes sterile barrel samples • Analyzes and troubleshoots water analyses conducted in-house and from the city. • Researches old and new methods of yeast handling and propagation. • Seeks out and logs potential sources of contamination throughout the brewery. • Maintains up to date standard operating procedures, logs and safety information Experience and Skills: • Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities. • Microbiological lab experience required • Brewery lab experience preferred • Ability to carry out detailed experiments with exactness • Ability to multitask well • Works well both alone and with a team • Great verbal and written communication skills required • Ability to work varied shifts Education and Certification: • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biological sciences, food sciences, a related field, or equivalent experience required • Cicerone Certified Beer Server preferred • Forklift certification preferred Physical Demands: • Must be able to work with solvents, carcinogens, strong acids and bases, oxidizers, heavy metal solutions, and other chemicals on a regular basis • Must be able to work in hot, wet, and loud environment • Must be able to work in a cold, dry laboratory setting • Must be able to crouch, bend, lift, and reach • Must be able to use hands to finger, handle, and feel • Must be able and willing to sample great beer every day for sensory analysis Salary and Benefits: • Rate of pay commensurate with experience • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance • Short-term disability and long-term disability • Life Insurance • 401k with Company Match • Company Holidays • Paid Time Off • Free Draft Beer Job Snapshot • Employment Type: Full-Time • Job Type: Exempt • Pay Type: Salary • Supervisor: VP of Production

Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

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Fast-pace, fun, growing craft brewery with distribution throughout Florida

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2029 Arrowgrass Dr, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Wesley Chapel, FL
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