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Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager

Location: Bend
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager is responsible for the development and general oversight of the Quality Department at Crux Fermentation Project. An important part of the Production team, the AB - QA Manager collects, monitors, and analyzes data, designs and implements controls and ensures quality of product from raw material, through production and into the market.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS - Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager (Performed with or without reasonable accommodation)

Develop, implement, and own a quality program at Crux Fermentation Project.

Develop and implement both a bright beer and finish beer release program.

Develop daily sampling, analysis, and organization of data in accordance with a designated sampling plan.

Direct supervision of laboratory technician(s) and packaging team. Hires, leads, mentors, and develops team and facilitates interdepartmental, cross functional exposure in other operational areas.

Contribute to a culture of consistency and constant improvement while inspiring creativity.

Develop daily microbiological sampling and testing (aseptic techniques, plating, microscopy, Invisible Sentinel) in accordance with a designated sampling plan.

Provide weekly and monthly KPI reports to brewing team and management noting product trends and quality deviations.

Apply high level root-cause analysis and problem-solving skills to resolve process and beer quality issues or concerns.

Yeast management including harvest and propagation scheduling, cell counts, viability counts, pitch rate calculation, slant preparation/maintenance and propagation.

Packaged product sampling and analysis including gas analysis, seam analysis, microbiological analysis, and total package quality checks.

Formulates and maintains quality control objectives and coordinates objectives with production procedures with other managers to maximize quality and reliability and to minimize costs.

Care, cleaning, and maintenance of all laboratory equipment including C-Box, UV Spectrometer, pH, and densitometer.

Develop a sensory analysis program, conduct scheduled sensory training for company staff.

Manages laboratory budget and inventory as well as making recommendations for new laboratory instrumentation, equipment, and services.

Conduct periodic Internal Quality Assurance audits

Participate in weekly meetings with brewing management team to assist with
total brewery process flow.

Maintain a standard of conduct that is supporting of company vision and policy.

Participation in Professional Brewing organizations with focus on keeping up to
date with industry trends.

Prompt and Professional response to all Quality concerns and inquiries.

Utilize OrchestratedBEER for data storage and reporting.

Train and become proficient in different areas of brewery operations (brewing, cellar, and packaging) to assist when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS - Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager

Passion - for the craft industry

Enthusiastic, Energetic & Self-Motivated

Organized - with excellent time management skills

Team Player - with strong interpersonal and communication skills

Interpersonal Skills - ability to actively listen and cooperatively solve problems, relates well to others

Problem Solver - ability to think quick on your feet and fix problems

Personal Integrity - exhibits a high degree of professionalism and commitment to following through and achieving results

Effective Communicator - possesses strong written and verbal communication skills

Time Management - is able to triage and prioritize both day to day and longer-term projects

Results Focused - self-motivated, works as hard and long as needed to achieve results

Highly motivated and able to work independently with minimal training or supervision

High attention to detail, accuracy, and precision

Strong troubleshooting/problem solving/logic/process of elimination skills related to quality

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager

High School Diploma or GED required.

Four-year College degree is a plus

3 years of experience in quality or brewing is a plus

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, mobile applications, and technology

Experience with Orchestrated Beer or an SAP business platform is a plus

JOB REQUIREMENTS - Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Valid driver's license in the State of Oregon, proof of insurance and a clean driving record

Tobacco and Drug Free

Reliable transportation for work

Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening, weekends, and holidays

A 90-day probation period with a strict review will be conducted to determine if employee is meeting expectations of Crux

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS -Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager

Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand and arm movements frequently

Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull, and walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis

While primarily an indoor job, must be able to walk outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, snow, heat)

Must be able to work in hot, cold, and wet environments

Must be able to climb stairs both inside and outside and frequently lift 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 60 lbs.

Must be able to drive vehicles with either a manual and / or automatic transmission

Must be able to use a ladder, i.e., work at heights of 10+' above grade

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Keywords: CRUX FERMENTATION PROJECT LLC, Bend , Assistant Brewmaster - QA Manager, Executive , Bend, Oregon

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