High-quality beer starts with a high-quality team. At Columbus Brewing Company (CBC), we understand that the beer we make is only as good as the people contributing to it. When it comes to our beer and people, we have the best in town.

The Location

CBC Brewery – Founded in 1988, Columbus Brewing Company is one of the longest-running breweries in Ohio and the oldest brewery in Central Ohio. Our brewery is situated just outside of downtown at 2555 Harrison Road and it’s where we create our innovative and high-quality beers.

The Work

As the Quality Lab Manager at CBC, you are responsible for overseeing the analysis of raw materials, in-process beer, finished beer, and all other laboratory analysis at all steps in the brewing and packaging process, including sensory analysis of beer and ingredients. This position includes time interfacing with management, brewers, packaging staff, and occasionally sales staff to ensure quality standards are met.

The Requirements

  • BS in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field
  • Prior experience in quality control/assurance role, preferably within brewing or food/beverage industry
  • In-depth understanding of the brewing processes, from raw material handling to fermentation an packaging
  • Proficiency in laboratory techniques and analytical methods used in brewing, such as HPLC, GC, and microbiological assays.
  • Familiarity with industry regulations and standards, such as HACCP, GMP, and FDA regulations, ensuring all processes comply.
  • Self-motivated; ability to work unsupervised
  • High attention to detail to ensure accurate data collection and analysis, and to identify potential issues before they affect product quality
  • Able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, move up to 150 pounds, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Willingness to work in a non-temperature-controlled warehouse (yep, it’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter)
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

THe Perks

  • Free beer! Yep, it’s really free.
    • Free beer available on tap in the break room
    • Teammates get a free post-shift pint when we’re open
    • Canned surplus beer from our brewery is also up for grabs when it’s available
  • A monthly pre-loaded gift card to spend on anything you want (including merch!)
  • 30% discount on food, beer, and merch
  • Bragging rights – let’s face it, your job is cool and people need to know

The Benefits

  • Full time, exempt teammates qualify for:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Company-paid life and short-term/long-term disability insurance
    • Flex Time Off, minimum of three weeks off per year.
  • All teammates qualify for:
    • IRA retirement plan with a 3% company match (and you’re fully vested from day 1!)
    • Employee Assistance Program to help with life’s curveballs

Ready to join the team? Apply now and we’ll be in touch soon. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Columbus Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Columbus Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, severe/morbid obesity, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage, citizenship, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. By completing this application, you are seeking to join a team of hardworking professionals dedicated to consistently delivering outstanding service to our customers and contributing to the financial success of the organization, its clients, and its employees. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative. Please print. I understand that employment with Columbus Brewing Company is contingent on my providing sufficient documentation necessary to establish my identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
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