von Trapp Brewing in beautiful Stowe, VT is seeking to add a Quality Assurance Manager to the team.

The Quality Assurance Manager’s focus is to assist the brewery in maintaining the highest level of quality lagers and ales possible. Execute a QA/QC regimen to ensure the efficient, safe, and high-quality production of wort, beer, cans and kegs. The manager will be responsible for raw material and finished product quality analysis This includes but is not limited to:

• Microbiological sampling and testing
• Analysis of in process and packaged product
• Maintaining standards of laboratory processes and regular auditing of these processes
• Detailed and accurate record keeping including statistical reporting
• Managing tasting panel and sensory analysis programs

  • Analysis of raw materials
  • Analysis of wort
  • Analysis of fermentation, bright beer, and packaged beer
  • Analysis of process equipment
  • Maintaining the lab
  • Managing lab staff and personnel
  • Working closely with the Head Brewer to maintain Quality standards and improve practices and procedures
  • Works closely with Packaging Manager to ensure quality product is ready for packaging and is maintained throughout the packaging process
  • Works closely with Logistics Manager to maintain von Trapp standards in the market.
  • Manages Tasting Panel and sensory analysis programs
  • Maintains a clean and orderly workshop and workstation
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Analyzes and reports on quality concerns from the marketplace


  • BS in microbiology, chemistry, bio-chemistry minimum or related food science degree
• 3-5 Years in food / beverage quality management preferred
• Must have management experience with direct reports
• BS degree in microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry or relevant work experience
• Advanced math and reading skills
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently with limited direction and within a team environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Complete proficiency in Microsoft Office suite: especially Excel and Access
  • A strong background in microbiology and chemistry, including knowledge of ASBC standard analysis is ideal.
Working Conditions:
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and do physically demanding work is required.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. is required.
  • Willingness to work on and around potentially dangerous equipment/machinery is required
  • Willingness to work in an environment with high noise levels is required
If interested please send cover letter and resume to https://www.trappfamily.com/employment.htm