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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Sensory Technician – Craft Beer Job Listing

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Sierra Nevada Brewery

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Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 with a craft brewery and the odds were stacked against him. This passion forever changed the course of American craft brewing and started a beer revolution that is in full swing today. It turns out that a good beer can do a lot of good, and the Sierra Nevada has become a cornerstone of its innovation and concern for the Earth and its people. We are committed to advancing a culture of inclusion and believe that diversity in all its forms makes us stronger. We continue to push the boundaries, whether in the brewhouse, with sustainability, or outdoors.

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The Sensory Technician will perform routine testing and evaluation of company ingredients and products through production release, description (profile) and discrimination (triangle test), alignment of flavors and new product panels. This role is primarily responsible for collecting samples, tracking inventory, and maintaining a clean and organized laboratory.

What will you do

  • Independently collect samples (water, fermenter, clear beer, packaging, bubbling and grains) from a production environment while adhering to good safety practices
  • Implements shelf life product draws to support new product/process development
  • Daily implementation and assistance in the animation of sensory sessions including: production launch, description (profile) and discrimination (triangular test), alignment of flavors and panels of new products
  • Promotes good lab hygiene by maintaining cleanliness, dishwasher operation, temperature tracking, draw line rinsing, organization and documentation
  • Supports and works with cross-functional teams represented on sensory panels
  • Pays attention to detail and provides accuracy when entering and reviewing sensory results
  • Develops systems and works to find efficiencies by presenting ideas in an appropriate manner to management
  • Additional duties may include leading panels, administering training, writing basic sensory reports, or other duties that reasonably fall within the scope of this description

Please apply if you have

  • Associate’s degree preferred or
  • or a combination of equivalent education and experience. mandatory
  • 6 months of laboratory experience in the food or beverage industry preferred
  • 6 months of experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) preferred
  • 6 months experience in beer tasting (BJCP, cicerone) preferred
  • Willingness to learn sensory evaluation techniques and basic statistics
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to draft business correspondence and standard operating procedures
  • Organized, detail-oriented and maintains effective time management
  • Enthusiastic, curious and generally a quick learner
  • Professional conduct and positively influence cross-functional teams
  • Must be a team player, ready to help when needed
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a strong passion for brewing and beer

Additional requirements to consider before applying

  • You must be at least 21 years old to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • The selected candidate must pass a pre-hire and post-offer background check.

Before applying for this position, please review the full job description including physical requirements and work environment:

** This position will remain open until filled; online applications will be reviewed weekly**

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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