Quality Assurance Lab Tech I

Job Description

  • Run routine analytical analyses on beer samples including: pH, gravity measurements, alcohol, sodium, and other analytical tests.
  • Run routine analyses of packaged beer for oxygen, carbon dioxide, fill level, etc.
  • Conduct inspection and analysis of package integrity and specifications.
  • Utilize sterile technique to obtain and process microbiological samples.
  • Coordinate quality analyses ensuring accurate results, timely completion, and proper responses and notification.
  • Perform various studies and perform statistical analyses to improve quality throughout the brewery.
  • Other routine laboratory testing, as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a science-intensive discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, etc.)
  • Ability to operate laboratory instruments and perform basic instrument maintenance.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Strong technical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and team orientation.
  • Must be flexible to work day or afternoon shifts, available weekends
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Understanding of the brewing and packaging process, HACCP and Good Manufacturing practices for food manufacturing a plus.

See Inside the Office of Goose Island Brewery

Striving to bring craft beer to the Midwestern masses, Goose Island opened its first brewpub in Chicago in 1988. It was a great success, and since then, Goose Island has expanded to include a large brewery, a bottling plant, and a second brewpub that work together to brew over 50 unique craft beers and distribute them to beer lovers across the country.


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