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Production Assistant

Chicago Lab

Omega Yeast
Omega Yeast produces fresh, high quality and pitch-ready liquid yeast for Probrewers and Homebrewers. We're a dedicated crew located in Chicago and St. Louis—a handful of microbiologists, homebrewers, professional brew staff and craft beer fans who have made it our express purpose to make brewing easier and better for everyone.

Position overview
Overview
The Production Assistant supports the production crew in tasks relating to propagation of yeast pitches.

Accountability
The Production Assistant reports to the Production Manager, Production Assistant Manager and Plant Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Assists the production crew in tasks relating to propagation of commercial yeast pitches
  • Cleans production and packaging equipment prior to sterilization
  • Operates autoclaves to sterilize vessels and equipment
  • Cleans and performs routine maintenance on autoclaves
  • Communicates with laboratory staff to autoclave liquid media according to specification
  • Cooperates with laboratory, production and homebrew staff to ensure all necessary equipment is prepared and available when needed
  • Proactively addresses issues that may affect product quality or employee safety
  • Participates in ongoing efforts for continuous improvement in our processes
  • Cooperates with Production Office Coordinator to order supplies
  • Stays current with all SOPs and related documentation
  • Maintains a clean and organized workplace

Requirements

  • Passion for craft beer.
  • Able to work a schedule of four 10 hour shifts, inclusive of one weekend day.
  • Able to lift 55 pounds repeatedly and maneuver up to 165 pounds.Able to be on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Able to bend and kneel.
  • Spending long periods of time in hotter than comfortable environments.
  • Adaptable and able to efficiently manage time and tasks.

Benefits
Pay is commensurate with experience. Benefits include company-subsidized health insurance, vision, dental, flexible spending account, and paid vacation time.