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Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Quality Assurance Manager

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  • Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Quality Assurance Manager

    Dust Bowl's Quality Assurance Manager position is responsible for all quality assurance in adherence to both Dust Bowl Brewing and regulatory standards. The position supervises the QA team. The QA Manager will also function as the Safety Coordinator for the production side of the company.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    • Design, implement and improve company quality standards.
    • Develops and maintains all aspects of the laboratory.
    • Continuously improves the Quality Management System through data collection and interpretation.
    • As part of a group, will continuously improve and maintain the Food Safety Program.
    • Monitors, maintains, and continuously develops Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Responsible for keeping safety, quality, and other related items stocked for the brewery.
    • Will maintain and improve all aspects of the yeast program.
    • Directs, trains, supervises, and delegates responsibilities to lab technicians.
    • Provides troubleshooting and technical support to Production Operations relating to product quality.
    • Trains staff on laboratory tasks when required.
    • Monitors production for TTB compliance.
    • Responsible for maintaining the Hazard Communication Program, Chemical Inventory, and Business Plan with Stanislaus County Environmental Division (CERS).
    • The Quality Assurance Manager will function as the Safety Administrator for the brewery side of the company and work with HR regarding auditing the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and reporting/handling production injuries.
    • Develop and implement the Sensory Analysis Program.

    • Performance Management
      • Must exhibit a willingness to operate with a great degree of flexibility resulting from ever-changing market conditions.
    • Technical Capacity.
    • Organizational Skills
      • Keep Quality Assurance documents and specifications current.
    • Leadership.
    • Collaboration.
    • Teamwork Orientation
      • Must be an initiative-taking team player. Will have continuous contact with employees at all levels of the organization as well as external customers in the business and technical fields.
    • Problem Solving/Analysis
      • Proficient use of computer and analytical software. Ability to develop, interpret and apply specification parameters.
    • Communication Proficiency
      • Must be confident and well-spoken to be able to present concepts and ideas. Must be able to write and interpret complex documents clearly and concisely.
    • Experience maintaining all aspects of a laboratory (Calibration of instrumentation, Media Prep, Plating Techniques, Interpretation of Micro results, Aseptic Technique, PCR, Environmental and Water Samples)
    • Proficient in Instrumentation (pH meters, Dissolved Oxygen Meters, Spectrophotometry, Density Meters, autoclave, PCR)
    • Strong knowledge of statistics.
    • Excellent organizational skills. Keep Quality Assurance documents and specifications current.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within the department.

    Work Environment

    Must be able to work in a plant environment exposed to dust, high noise levels, extreme temperature, humidity fluctuations, and wet operating conditions. Able to work at a desk for extended periods doing analytical work or preparing reports on a computer. Typical conditions may include prolonged sitting, standing, and walking.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    Must be able to physically move throughout the facility including climbing multiple flights of stairs, ladders, elevated catwalks, and tight access areas. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to lift to 50 lbs.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a regular, full-time position.

    No travel is required.
    Required Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field such as Chemistry, Biology, Food Processing, Engineering, or an accredited brewing school.
    • Minimum of 2 years of brewery quality management or equivalent food and beverage quality management experience
    • Must be a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) or have equivalent training

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    • Must be 21 years of age
    • Complete pre-employment screening
    • Complete an online application and assessment process
    • Must have a current driver’s license

    • Dust Bowl Brewing Co. offers compensation packages including comprehensive health care, 401k Match Retirement Plan, growth potential, and a challenging and exciting work environment.
    Reporting Structure: The Quality Assurance Manager reports to the Brewmaster and Ownership Group

    Classification: Exempt

    Dust Bowl Brewing Co.
    3000 Fulkerth Road
    Turlock, CA 95380

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    To Apply: