QA Lab Technician in Cincinnati, OH at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

QA Lab Tech

This position reports directly to QA Department Manager and Assistant QA Manager. Additional tasks will be assigned for advance of QA Audit feature, extend hours of lab analysis and support to other departments for qualitative decision making. Expand instrumentation, and flexible staffing for weekends, off shift and peak demands.


•             Sample prep for analysis of all process related testing

•             Instrument operation and maintenance

•             Consistent coverage; audit and review

•             Critical control points in process beer, tea, cider

•             Initiate and support HOLD as needed for product integrity

•             Support various process evaluations for beer, water and CIP integrity related to all in process needs

•             CMBT mix/blend weekend and off shift analysis

•             AE Tracking for improved Krausen and Fassing efficiencies

•             Color, BU, pH and beer analyzer tracking of in process as needed w/ increased beer complexity

•             Effective reporting and timely communication for immediate action on any out of spec or suspect product


Required: knowledge of chemistry, biology or related subject

Desired:   Four-year degree is plus, completion of BS or BA in physical, biologic or chemical science is considered over work experience



•             1-3 years general work experience in lab facility or industrial setting preferred

•             Microbiology experience strongly preferred

•             Experience in QA or QC role in industry or medical orientation

•             Computer literacy of Microsoft programs, Excel, Word, database entry


•             Brewing knowledge and experience a plus


  • Demonstrates self-awareness
  • Demonstrates an understanding of how one’s role fits into the big picture to drive success
  • Learns about the internal and external environment to identify underlying / core issues and opportunities
  • Recognizes implications that decisions might have across company (broader and longer-term) and takes appropriate action
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to create efficiencies
  • Generates new and creative ideas to support quality, growth and a culture of innovation
  • Seeks and shares best practices from within and outside company
  • Demonstrates a passion to implement and support positive change
  • Productively challenges the status quo
  • Pursues creative or alternative solutions to achieve the desired state
  • Creates an environment that allows learning through logical risk-taking
  • Can decide and act quickly without having the total picture, within the context of the desired end state
  • Anticipates and addresses barriers to achieving results
  • Demonstrates flexibility when goals change
  • Consistently achieves results with customer in mind
  • Follows up on commitments with intensity to get the job done
  • Defines what success looks like and how it will be measured
  • Gathers and analyzes data to understand a situation and develops an appropriate plan of action
  • Persistent in driving a plan of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency to achieve goals
  • Builds collaborative, trusting relationships across and outside of company
  • Anticipates and respects the needs and interests of others
  • Listens to others and adapts communication style and content based on audience
  • Uses data and/or reasoning to persuade others
  • Identifies and includes appropriate stakeholders
  • Negotiates to achieve results while building resilient relationships
  • Demonstrates understanding of roles, responsibilities and expectations of team members
  • Facilitates open and timely communication
  • Collaborates to increase the effectiveness of a team
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of commitment and ownership for team and team results
  • Recognizes a team’s strengths and development opportunities and proactively takes steps to address them
  • Seeks opportunities for teaming and collaboration
  • Acts as a role model by living the company values


EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.