Production Technician

White Labs, Inc.

Asheville, NC, USA


$17+ (hourly)



Aug 23

At White Labs, Inc., we are dedicated to being the best yeast company in the world, from cell to sip. Our employees share a passion for innovation, education and collaboration; which is strongly encouraged and upheld throughout day-to-day operations. We have approximately 150 employees and offices in San Diego, CA; Asheville, NC; Copenhagen, Denmark and distribution from Hong Kong, China to Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

White Labs, Inc. offers comprehensive benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, milestone rewards, tuition fees reimbursement, and a variety of supplementary benefits (EAP, wellness incentives, financial fitness, discount tickets program, merchandise and festival discounts) through our partner vendors, training and professional development, company events and team-building activities. Telecommuting program (hybrid work arrangement) eligibility is available for select positions.


Under direction of the Director of Operations, the Production Technician 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 Technician to follow all established SOPs and propagate yeast according to the production schedule. Shift hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Asheville, NC 28801: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • What is your pay requirement per hour in U.S. dollar amount?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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