White Labs Jobs

At White Labs, Inc., we are dedicated to being the best yeast company in the world. Our employees share a passion for innovation, education and collaboration; which is strongly encouraged by the management team and upheld throughout all day-to-day operations. Today, we have more than 100 employees, and offices in San Diego, CA; Davis, CA; Boulder, CO; Asheville, NC; Copenhagen, Denmark and distribution from Hong Kong, China to southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Interested in joining the team? View a full list of job openings below.

Production

Production Assistant

Summary: Under direction of the Production Supervisor, the Production Assistant is trained on, and responsible for all aspects of the production cycle. Daily duties could include tasks in Pre-Production, Start Team or Harvest Team. It is the responsibility of the Production Assistant to follow all established SOPs and propagate yeast according to the production schedule.

Essential Functions & Duties

  • Utilizes autoclave to ensure required materials and equipment are sterilized and ready to use when needed.
  • Responsible for transportation of materials between the production and cold storage rooms.
  • Assembles and fills vessels in accordance with SOPs.
  • Samples, tests gravity and pitches yeast into vessels.
  • Participates in daily cleaning routine of production work space.
  • Performs steam sanitization of process piping (SIP).
  • Utilizes lab centrifuge in order to obtain accurate cell counts.
  • Calibrates and ensures accuracy of Clean Room equipment including scale and PH probe.
  • Operates the Harvest Sealer to remove propagation portion of vessel in addition to creating QC packs for testing.
  • Responsible for proper labeling and storage or finished harvested yeast.

 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1+ year of applicable experience.  Clean room experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique a plus.
  • Ability to read and follow SOPs required.

 

Physical Demands

Medium work:  Employee may, or may not, have a workstation or office.  Time spent conducting sedentary work is less than 25%.  Requires walking, standing and/or driving for more than 75% of the workday.  Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Work environment is wet/humid and position may encounter hot/cold conditions.

 

If interested in this position please send your resume, cover letter, and application to [email protected] 

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Location Asheville, NC
Job Type Full-time
Positions 1
Req. Experience 1+ year of applicable experience.

Site Operations Manager

Summary: Under direction of the VP of Operations, the Site Operations Manager is responsible for the day to day people management of their designated site. This position will manage their departments through on site department Supervisors and they will partner with internal Technical Managers to ensure efficient production, packaging, storage and outside distribution of finished goods.

 Essential Functions & Duties

  • Manages department Supervisors to communicate and facilitate daily work of the Operations departments (Packaging, Production, Cell Bio, Facilities, Wort Production and Shipping).
  • Performs daily walkthroughs of manufacturing facility to ensure staff has the resources they need to complete their jobs.
  • Leads and participates in daily operations meeting, providing status updates and any operation related concerns.
  • Obtains key data using NetSuite and other internal data collection systems to provide effective reporting of quality, production, or delivery issues to senior management
  • Partners with department supervisors to maintain and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintains work efficiencies through effective allocation of personnel, equipment, and raw material resources, as well as proper planning and scheduling.
  • Creates and fosters a positive, team environment within departments and across the company.
  • Proactively addresses all performance and/or behavior concerns, notifying Human Resources when necessary.
  • Monitors and recommends improvements in processes to Technical Managers and Change Control Board to increase efficiency, reduce cost and improve quality/results.
  • Partners with Equipment Maintenance Specialist to troubleshoot any equipment related concerns.
  • Additional projects and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Associates degree or equivalent required, BA/BS degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in a manufacturing, packaging or distribution environment.
  • 5+ years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot equipment issues a plus.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel.
  • Experience with Netsuite ERP a strong plus.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate across departments and locations.

 

Physical Demands

Employee may, or may not, have a workstation or office.  Time spent conducting sedentary work is less than 50%.  Requires walking, standing and/or driving for more than 50% of the workday.  Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  

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If interested, please email your application, resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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Location San Diego, CA
Job Type Full-time
Positions 1
Req. Experience 10+ years of progressive experience in a manufacturing, packaging or distribution environment.

Packaging

Packaging Technician

Summary: By operating a variety of equipment, the Packaging Technician is responsible for the preparation and packaging of final goods for delivery to the customer.

Essential Functions & Duties 

This can include a variety of tasks including dividing bulk yeast packaging, applying final packaging skins onto PurePitch retail yeast, or preparing a variety of nutrients and enzymes for retail sale.  This position may also be responsible for custom blends for customers.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1+ year experience in a manufacturing/warehouse/shipping environment a plus.
  • Ability to read and follow SOPs and order invoices.
  • Ability to perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance a plus.
  • Works well independently and cooperatively with others.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate Packaging department needs.

 

Physical Demands
Time spent conducting sedentary work is less than 10%.  Requires walking, standing, and/or driving for more than 90% of the workday.  Position requires good hand dexterity and vision.  Lifting objects in excess of 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or more.  Work environment is kept at 55 degrees and requires wearing long pants and jacket for extended periods.  

 

 

If interested in this position please send your resume, cover letter, and application to [email protected]

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Location Asheville, NC
Job Type Full-time
Positions 1
Req. Experience Experience in a manufacturing/warehouse/shipping environment.
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