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Quality Assurance Microbiologist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512347-689537
    • Job Location: Richmond, VA
    • Location: Richmond Virginia
    • Job Type: Full-time

We are looking for a QA Microbiologist to join the Stone team in Richmond, VA!

If you are someone that loves craft beer. Read on...

This individuals main concentration is to carry out and own the microbiological program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
* Performs standardized microbiological testing on all beer and beer ingredients including raw materials and contact surfaces in all areas of production.
* Collect sterile samples, perform culture plating functions and read-analyze-interpret culture plates and PCR reading for microbial analyses.
* Manage the brewer's yeast program by monitoring yeast health and maintaining yeast cultures.
* Perform microscopic inspection of yeasts, bacterium, molds, and fungi and make recommendations for regular cleaning protocols.
* Work with QA and Production personnel to determine root cause and possible solutions for microbial issues.
* Prepare and present findings, data and root cause analysis to management team.
* Prepare stock solutions and medium plates.
* Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment.
* Must be able to complete, maintain, and analyze laboratory data
* Perform Autoclaving and decontamination of the laboratory
* Assist in maintaining a professional and clean lab.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or related field, 5 plus years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Knowledge of GMP a plus. Brewery or food manufacturing experience a plus.

Stone Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.


Pre-employment background check, drug screening, and physical are required.