University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: Alaskan Brewing Company
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Quality Assurance Analyst
Requirements: See job description
Summary:

Alaskan Brewing offers career opportunities with growth potential to talented, energetic and creative
individuals who have a passion for life and work, and who can enjoy the challenges of living and brewing
beer in Alaska. Every member of the Brew Crew enthusiastically contributes to the quality, customer
satisfaction and development of the company’s brands, the craft brewing industry and the local
community.

We are searching for a Quality Assurance Analyst to help us produce award-winning craft beer as an
integral member of our brewery team.


This position is located in Juneau, AK.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Performs physical (torques, ice-fast), gravimetric (fill height, moisture content), and quantitative tests (oxygen content, TSS, pH, Diacetyl, Bitterness, Ethanol content), statistical analysis and results reporting.
  • Inspects raw materials (hops, malt, glass, boxes, etc.) to assure QA specifications are being met.
  • Works with production teams on sanitation and preventive measures to ensure no microbiological contaminations.
  • Performs microbiological sampling and plating of yeast and beer.
  • Assists in development, set-up, performance, and analysis of product taste panels.
  • Responsible for critical thinking and problem solving and process improvement in QA and other production areas.
  • Maintains lab cleanliness, stocks and orders lab supplies, and maintains lab equipment in working order.
  • Educates employees on quality initiatives and processes in various production areas.
  • Educates employees on sensory panel process and beer profiles.
  • Assists with projects and research as assigned.
  • Familiar with lab and sanitation SOP’s.
  • Promotes a team environment where participation, commitment, initiative, flexibility, and performance are valued and demonstration.
  • May work in other areas of the brewery based on business needs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related science preferred.
  • Ability to comprehend the theory and practice of brewing and fermentation.
  • Laboratory experience; including bench chemistry, aseptic technique, and scientific methodology preferred.
  • Proven capability working in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance systems (i.e., HACCP), process controls, and compliance measures preferred.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in microcomputer systems including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and statistical software packages.
  • Knowledge and appreciation for premium quality malt beverages.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

If you are interested in having fun while growing with one of the top 20 craft breweries in the country,
please apply by November 22.

For more information or to apply for this position please visit www.alaskanbeer.com/careers.

Contact: Joy Will
Contact at: (907) 780-5924
jwill@alaskanbeer.com
Closing Date: November 22, 2019