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Downeast Cider House Quality Technologist in East Boston, Massachusetts

Reporting into Downeast's Quality Manager, this Quality Technologist will support the quality department during the second shift (10am-6pm) in ensuring product quality, consistency, and food safety. The technologist performs daily testing on all blends, supporting production and packaging.

What you'll do:

  • Maintain accurate, organized, and detailed laboratory records of all pertinent formulations, experiments, data, and test results

  • Sterile sampling and micro plating of raw materials, blends, and finished product

  • Perform sensory testing and shelf-life testing

  • Performing Quality testing for production including testing all specs, verifying product profile and safety, and mixing benchtops

  • Perform regular packaging checks

  • Assist in collecting data for Quality/Production projects

  • Support lab equipment maintenance and upkeep

Who you are:

  • Laboratory experience - basics like pH, general lab equipment, and density

  • Possess strong organization and communication skills - cross functional role working with different departments and teams

  • Familiarity with Google suite

Bonus points for:

  • Food Science/ Science degree

  • Quality experience in a manufacturing setting (at least one year) 

  • Fermentation or alcohol Beverage experience

  • Microbiology experience

  • Experience with sensory testing

  • Statistics knowledge

Don’t check all the boxes? We know there’s no such thing as a perfect candidate, so if this is a role you feel passionate about we encourage you to apply with a one-page cover letter explaining why this post speaks to you. Drop the “to whom it may concern” and give it to us straight - why you?

What we offer:

  • Unlimited paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • 401k with 4% company match

  • Health & dental insurance

  • Company-provided short term disability

  • Computer reimbursement

  • Company-wide celebrations, including a summer offsite and holiday party

  • Cider allowance (how big is your fridge?)

About Downeast Cider

We aspire to build an enduring company with a world-class brand, known as an extraordinary place to work. It’s been 12 years since our first batches of unfiltered cider were fermented in the dorms of Bates College, Maine, and while we’ve gained 120 new teammates and 1.3 million cases of tasty drinks - with a growing assortment beyond cider - we remain 100% founder-owned. We’re a scrappy team that enjoys the hard work of creating a company because we get to work on fun things with people we like.

We like to hire the way we like our cider, unfiltered. With the understanding that we can learn and grow from each other’s differences, we are proud to hire regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or anything else that makes us who we are.

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