Laboratory Technician

Website Altstadt Brewery

German Beer Made Here

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Fredericksburg, TX

Base Pay: $40,000-$45,000 (eligible for Overtime pay)

Employee type: Full time, 40 hours/week

Reports to: Director of QA & Technical Services.

Description: The Laboratory Technician will support the Quality & Technical Services Department with daily quality checks, across all aspect of beer production and packaging. This is a role that evolves with time, and will require work outside of laboratory operations to assist as needed with other tasks in the brewery. Assisting in non-laboratory functions will inform the laboratory technician on individual processes and how they may affect quality. The Laboratory Technician is a great entry level position for scientifically minded and detail-oriented candidates to enter into the brewing industry and have a hand in operations from grain to glass.

Altstadt invests in its employees and is fully committed to education & immersing employees in the culture of craft beer. This means everything from on-the-job training, training courses & seminars, as well as the option to participate in customer facing events such as Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival.


Essential Responsibilities:

·         Daily fermentation monitoring and record keeping.

·         Yeast cell/viability counts.

·         Final pre-packaging checks (IBU, ABV, color, DO, turbidity, sensory).

·         Assist with Sensory Panel and at-line sensory.

·         Follow Standard Operating Procedures for laboratory operations, and follow safety/PPE protocol.

·         Maintain a clean and orderly lab workspace.

·         Report and document quality issues/concerns for review & process improvement/correction.

·         Auditing of in-house beer for to-go sales & taproom quality.

Additional Responsibilities:

·         CIP of yeast propagation tanks.

·         Occasional assistance of packaging operations.


·         Health Insurance

·         Dental Insurance

·         Vision Insurance

·         Life Insurance

·         Paid time off

·         One case of employee beer per week.

·         Two free taproom beers at end of shift Wednesday through Friday.

·         One free meal at on-site restaurant during pay weeks (bi-weekly pay schedule).

·         $100 per year PPE allowance.

About You:

·         Brewing industry experience preferred, but not required.

·         BS in relevant field preferred, but not required.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Computer literate, and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.

·         Must be able to lift 50lbs unassisted.

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