Quality Manager

Job Summary

The Quality Manageroversees the quality departmentandis responsible for protecting and improving the quality of our products.This position reports to the director of brewing operations.

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We can assist applicants with finding and obtaining vaccination appointments to meet these requirements as necessary. Medical and religious requests for exception to this requirement will be reviewed and granted in accordance with federal equal employment (EEO) laws.

Duties/Responsibilities

• Enforce routine quality hold on every batch of beer, and ensure no beer is released from quality hold without passing quality checks
• Serve as company-wide point of contact if any beer requires quality investigation outside the normal anticipated timeline
• Manage the quality team, which includes coaching and development, tracking time-off requests, performing regular check-ins, leading performance and progress check-ins, interviewing/hiring/training, and generally working to facilitate the safety and success of each individual
• Oversee and improve micro sampling plan and chemistry-based analytical plan
• Oversee and further develop sensory program
• Maintain and review production data for all batches and monitor quality trends
• Work with quality team to maintain updated quality-specific SOPs and decision trees, and to train and re-train annually
• Work with head brewer and packaging manager to maintain beer quality standards
• Work with head brewer and packaging manager to maintain updated SOPs and decision trees for quality at the source measurements and to train and re-train operators annually
• Work with supply chain manager to communicate quality hold delays or product withdrawal needs
• Maintain complaint log and investigate complaints
• Maintain quality manual
• Centralize all production GMPs
• Generate quality reports as needed
• Work with brewing and packaging staff on process improvements where quality is impacted, implement control charting and SQA methods to drive continuous improvement
• Participate in annual audit for traceability and product withdrawal procedure
• Participate in new ingredient or process approval

Required Skills

• Ability to work within and continually improve a robust safety culture while ensuring the quality team operates in a safe manner
• Possess communication skills necessary to manage individuals and work effectively with other departments within production and across the company
• Possess intimate understanding of brewing science
• Ability to logically troubleshoot quality issues to determine root cause
• Ability to remain calm and provide leadership during emergency quality situations
• Bachelor’s degree or higher with concentration on science/biology/chemistry
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in the Quality Department of a production brewery
• Quality certification preferred (ASQ, ISO, Six Sigma, etc.)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Experience with manufacturing quality control

Physical Requirements

• Quality certification preferred (ASQ, ISO, Six Sigma, etc.)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Experience with manufacturing quality control

Apply Now

To apply for this job please send your resume and cover letter to our Director of Brewery Operations
matt.y@halfacrebeer.com

Our Commitment

Half Acre is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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