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Production Lab Tech

HOOD RIVER, OR

The Production Lab Tech 1 works as a member of a team who is responsible for culture propagations, sample analysis, as well as general lab duties. The Production Lab Tech 1 is expected to effectively perform laboratory and production duties in a safe, efficient, and accurate manner. The employee must follow all company policies as well as Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure quality in the final product.

Employee must be detail oriented, self-directed, and possess good time management skills. Good written and oral communication skills are required. Employee must have the ability to effectively communicate with all members of the staff and management. Computer literacy is necessary, including MS Office and Excel.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Strictly adhere to all company SOPs
  • Maintain efficient and effective communication with coworkers, supervisors/leads, and managers
  • Maintain clean and organized work environment
  • Perform all stages of yeast propagations
  • Perform morning FV checks
  • Properly clean air lines
  • Clean and calibrate basic lab equipment
  • QC plating of yeast
  • Media filtration QC
  • Enter and track all data collection and tasks performed daily
  • Properly operate autoclave and sterilize QC materials
  • Properly clean all lab dishes
  • Clean all workstations before and after use, throughout the day, and at the end of the day
  • Perform nightly shutdown checklist and clean the room you were working in
  • Perform weekly lab maintenance duties as needed/asked

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 year Associates Degree in Food Science, Brewing Science, Food Microbiology or related studies, 4 year Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in Food Microbiology laboratory, culture production or related field
  • Experience with basic laboratory analytical techniques
  • Knowledge of food grade chemicals, cleaners, sanitizers and substance handling
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task while being quality and detail oriented
  • Ability to understand and comprehend scientific language
  • Minimum 2 years college in related field; food science, brewing science, microbiology
  • Ability to fluently speak, read, write and comprehend English language
  • Must dress in clean clothing, remove jewelry and nail polish
  • Preforming general physical activities: requires considerable use of arms, legs and moving whole body, such as lifting up to 50+ pounds, balancing, bending, twisting, walking, stooping, handling and positioning of materials/products and stairs.
  • Knowledge and use of computers, Word and Excel
  • Must have stable work history

Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k

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