Quality Assurance Manager

Stony Creek Brewery

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Stony Creek Brewery is looking for a Quality Assurance Manager.  Stony Creek is a small, experienced team with big ambitions for Connecticut craft beer. We have invested in the future of craft, built a modern brewery designed for growth and make progressive craft beers that are both familiar and unique. If you would like to learn more about us visit www.stonycreekbeer.com or see the full job description below.  You may apply at Jobs@stonycreekbeer.com

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager
Location: Branford, CT

Reports To: Brewmaster/Plant Manager
Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

Position Summary

The Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for both quality control and quality assurance. The ideal candidate should have, but not limited to a degree in Microbiology or related knowledge, experience in sanitary environments, lab and yeast experience. This position will have an input in all brewery operations.

A love of craft beer is a priority and the ability to work as a team is a must.          

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Yeast Management:

Manage all yeast health. Including ordering, propagating, monitoring viability, and pitch rates working closely with senior management and brewers.

Microbiological Testing:

Preparation of stock solutions and media/inoculating and incubating samples

Continual testing of all in-process and packaged product

Follow and develop new microbiological approaches and troubleshooting

Collection and management of samples according to the sampling plan

Collection and management of hot/cold archives of packaged beer

Lab Duties:

Manage the purchase, implementation, maintenance, of laboratory equipment and supplies

Calibration and maintenance of all analytical instruments

Leading and expanding a production staff sensory program

Use of lab equipment to measure TPO, color, IBU’s for all packaged beer

Miscellaneous:

Create and implement staff SOP’s that ensure quality and consistency            

Record data accurately and promptly, report any and all issues to management

Assist in trouble-shooting activities

Maintaining a clean laboratory working environment

The ability to work unsupervised and manage your own time and the time of others effectively

Fermentation monitoring, including; gravity checks, tank pressurization, and temperature adjustments

Must be able to work cohesively with a tight-knit team

This list of main duties and responsibilities and are fluid as the position evolves

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

Experience working in a QA/QC Lab preferred

Degree in microbiology is preferred or work experience

Attention to detail is a must

Ability to multi task

Knowledge of basic lab skills and procedures

Excellent communication

Ability to work evenings, weekends, and long hours

Ability to handle the workload and run different projects simultaneously

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Good mechanical skills

Work Environment:

Working on feet all day in the fermentation cellar and QA Lab. Sometimes wet, cold, hot & noisy areas, working with strong chemicals, pressure vessels, and machinery.

To Apply for this position, email a resume and cover letter to Jobs@stonycreekbeer.com
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