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    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
    Last edited by Wheelhouse1; 07-22-2020, 08:20 AM.