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Omega Yeast Labs is hiring:
Yeast Propagation Technician Omega Yeast Labs is looking for a Yeast Propagation Technician to join the team in propagation of brewing yeast and bacterial cultures for commercial customers and home brewers. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Omega Yeast Labs was founded in 2013 and has grown rapidly to supply brewing yeast and bacterial cultures to commercial breweries and home brewers all over the US and Canada. Title: Yeast Propagation Technician Status: Full-time, non-exempt Location: Chicago Responsibilities: Performs tasks relating to propagation of commercial yeast pitches from inoculation to cropping. Perform laboratory sampling and yeast counts. Perform quality control analysis of outgoing pitches. Chemical reagent and microbiological media preparation. Operation of an autoclave for sterilization. Packaging of yeast for the home brew market. Cleaning and sanitization. Cooperate with Laboratory Technician staff to meet deadlines for commercial orders.
Requirements: Passion for craft beer. Bachelors Degree in Microbiology or brewery experience in quality control testing preferred but not required. Knowledge of aseptic technique preferred but not required. Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends. 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. Pay is commensurate with experience. Position is eligible for annual merit-based bonus. Benefits include 10 days vacation, jury duty, sick leave, and funeral/bereavement leave. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Be on the lookout for our new home brew packaging! Some went out in today's shipments to a handful of shops. Special thanks to Rob at TitanVisuals for the original design of our logo and our packaging. ... See MoreSee Less
Our fancy new kettle is on its way from Portland Kettle Works to Chicago. This is one piece of the puzzle that will help us meet increasing demand. Our new facility is nearing completion and we expect to move in shortly. ... See MoreSee Less
We love it when customers send us beer made with Omega Yeast products. This "Imperial" Berliner Weisse soured with OYL-605 (Lactobacillus Blend) comes to us from Southbound Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia. Very refreshing. Thanks guys! ... See MoreSee Less