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  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Lead - Maui Brewing Co.

    April 23, 2013
    Maui Brewing Co.
    910 Honoapiilani Hwy
    Lahaina, HI 96761

    Quality Assurance/Quality Control Lead - Maui Brewing Company
    Maui Brewing Company has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Lead to execute all functions of a developing quality assurance program for a growing brewery.

    The QA/QC lead will be responsible for the following:

    Daily sampling, analysis and organization of data in accordance with a designated sampling plan
    Daily microbiological sampling in accordance with a designated sampling plan
    Yeast management including harvest schedule, 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
    Maintain a neat and clean laboratory
    Care, cleaning and maintenance of all laboratory equipment
    Develop and maintain sensory analysis program
    Contribute to a culture of consistency and constant improvement while inspiring creativity
    Participate in weekly meetings with other leads to assist with total brewery management
    Assist with other brewery functions as needed including but not limited to brewing, cellar, filtration, racking, packaging and general cleaning.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Fermentation/Food Science or related field.
    Recognized formal brewing education strongly preferred
    Minimum of 3 years experience in a laboratory environment, prior experience in a brewing analysis environment strongly preferred
    Familiarity with common brewing literature, industry contacts and ASBC/EBC methods
    Familiarity with both Apple and PC workstations

    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to stand, walk, climb, kneel, and lift up to 55 lbs and move 165 lbs on a regular basis.
    Ability to work in a loud, warm environment for extended periods of time
    Ability to work with cleaning and laboratory chemicals with necessary safety precautions
    Ability to work all shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary.

    Maui Brewing Company is a well established craft brewery on the island of Maui in Lahaina, Hawaii. While experiencing aggressive growth in both volume and brand differentiation, every can and keg of Maui Brewing Company beer is brewed on Maui. Currently, we are operating a 25 bbl production brewhouse and a 7 bbl pub brewhouse with a projected 2013 production volume of 20,000 bbl plus. We are seeking people that are hardworking and committed to their craft to help us grow the right way! Maui Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer.

    We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience with a benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K with MBC match, and profit sharing.

    To be considered, please respond to with a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a minimum of 3 references, preferably at least 1 within the brewing industry.