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Quality Manager - Heavy Seas Beer - Baltimore, MD

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  • Quality Manager - Heavy Seas Beer - Baltimore, MD

    Here is your opportunity to join an independent craft brewer that brews beers with unparalleled quality, At Heavy Seas Beer we have a pretty clear sense of purpose, make beers that taste exactly the way they should. Every time. No frills. No fluff. Where we come from, really good beer doesn’t need to be something it’s not. In fact, it never should be. It boils down to a simple recipe; make it drinkable, make it approachable, execute to the highest possible standards, and have some fun. That’s not just what matters most—it’s the only thing that matters at all.

    Clipper City Brewing Company, dba Heavy Seas Beer was founded in 1995 and is owned by Mid-Atlantic residents led by Founder, Hugh Sisson. A new leadership team is transforming the Company, pushing for cultural change reinforcing the principle that quality comes before anything else. The team is committed to building a one team culture that is collaborative, outward facing and recognizes that the beer is fun.

    This will be an exciting time to join the Brewery as we continue to renovate our Brewery, building out a new Brewery Lab and a larger Taproom. The Brewery is looking to grow its Taproom business alongside its existing sales to wholesalers. The Brewery is building on the success of the Loose Cannon brand while working to reinvent the Heavy Seas brand.

    Quality Manager Position Summary

    The Quality Manager is the Quality Champion. The successful applicant is responsible for executing all functions regarding maintaining the brewery’s quality control and quality assurance program, including quality-related analyses, operations and laboratory equipment maintenance. This role provides leadership to the entire production staff and supports the rest of the team in running a successful brewery.

    Reports to

    Brewmaster/Director of Operations

    Position Requirements

    • Maintain and manage a comprehensive Quality Control Plan and Quality Assurance Plan
    • Directly supervise laboratory technician(s)
    • Daily sampling, analysis and organization of data in accordance with a designated sampling plan
    • Manage fermentation from brewhouse knockout through filtration (go/no-go on tank temp changes, capping, yeast dumping, track all applicable data such as
    pH, gravity, co2 vols and implement an action plan)
    • Maintain go/no-go plan(s) for all finished products (daily sensory panels prior to packaging, for example).
    • Daily microbiological sampling in accordance with a designated sampling plan
    Yeast management including harvest schedule, cell counts, viability counts, pitch rate calculation, in collaboration with Brewing Team Leader
    • 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
    • Maintain sensory analysis program, conduct scheduled sensory training for production staff
    • Contribute to management of safe production practice
    • Contribute to a culture of consistency and constant improvement while inspiring creativity
    • Produce weekly quality report and participate in weekly meetings with production management team to assist with total brewery process flow
    • Assist with other production functions and support as needed

    Credential and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, chemistry or other related field
    • Experience – A minimum of 5 years of experience in brewing or food & beverage manufacturing.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a lab


    • Experience supervising and leading coworkers
    • Ability to multitask and work at a fast pace
    • Attention to detail and ability to produce accurate, precise and reproducible data
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
    • Optimistic, self-motivated, positive attitude
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Desire to take initiative, act promptly and be proactive
    • Passion for quality beer

    Physical/Working Conditions

    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
    • Ability to stay seated at a desk for extended periods of time, as well as ability to stand, move around and climb ladders
    • Work environment has a moderate to loud noise level (moderate noise – office with printers and computers; loud noise – factory or manufacturing space)
    • Work environment can include areas that are wet and non-temperature controlled

    Heavy Seas Beer offers a fun working environment, as well as great benefits. Please send all resumes to with the subject line “Quality Manager”.

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