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  • QA/QC Manager- 21st Amendment Brewery

    Job Title: QA/QC Manager

    Reports To: Brewmaster

    Location: San Leandro, CA

    We Might Be Looking For You!

    Are you passionate about craft beer and not just the drinking part, but all the parts? The yeast, malt, water, hops and beyond parts? Do you possess incredible organizational skills and the ability to communicate with diverse personalities, while checking your ego at the door? Have you had at least 2 years of experience working in a QA/QC position?

    If so, 21st Amendment is interested in you!

    What We Are Looking For:

    We’re a rapidly growing brewery in need of a Quality Control/Quality Assurance Manager for our production facility in San Leandro, CA. The QA/QC Manager will have the unique opportunity to help expand the 21st Amendment’s QA/QC Department. Our QA/QC Manager will be integral in further developing our lab procedures, standards and equipment. The position requires excellent personal interaction skills, expert level of chemistry understanding and experience, a can do attitude, and the willingness to break down obstacles and create solutions to meet quality goals.

    The QA/QC Manager will work out of our San Leandro facility and will need to be flexible working in a fast paced environment; and be comfortable solving problems. They must possess the ability to switch gears quickly, and prioritize many high priority tasks at once.

    What The Job Involves:
    • Develop & Manage long term QA/QC goals
    • Fermentation Management
    • Yeast Management
    • Sensory Analysis
    • Microbiological QA/QC
    • Chemical Analytics

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Expected For This Position:
    • Lead the daily activities of the QA/QC department
    • Develop and improve existing quality standards and targets
    • Develop, review, and revise SOPs within the QA department
    • Provide leadership, planning and technical direction to department employees
    • Ensure effective communication throughout department and interdepartmentally, ensuring adequate and timely information flow
    • Ensure cleanliness and sanitation of environment and equipment in accordance with company standards
    • Ensure safe working environment within the laboratory and brewery
    • Participate in the 21A Safety Committee
    • Support the Maintenance Department to ensure all equipment is operating safely and efficiently to meet our quality standards
    • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies
    • Perform annual performance reviews for department employees
    • Lead acquisition of new members of the QA team
    • Provide long-term department growth plans including capital expenditure budget, operating expenses budget and staffing requirements
    • Ability and understanding of fermentation profiles and the key chemical reactions associated with them.
    • A basic knowledge of GC operation and awareness of diacetyl and its precursors and acetaldehyde production in fermentation
    • Experience and understanding of departmental management, scheduling, ordering and inventory management, record keeping, and data collection and analysis
    • An excitement for process and efficiency improvements
    • Troubleshooting skills and proactive root cause analysis experience and mentality
    • Computer literacy: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
    • Ability to express oneself in both written and verbal communication

    The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related science field such as fermentation science, food science, microbiology, chemistry. An advanced degree is considered a plus.
    • At least 2 years experience at a brewery producing >10,000 bbls/yr (or similarly related beverage production)
    • The successful candidate will require a valid California Driver’s License and an excellent driving record.

    What’s In It For You?

    Not only do we offer a fun fast-paced environment for which you can thrive and grow, we offer a competitive salary, health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, 401 (k), and most importantly some pretty darn good beer!


    APPLY today!