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Quality Assurance Manager Wanted in Branford, CT Stony Creek Brewery

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  • Quality Assurance Manager Wanted in Branford, CT Stony Creek Brewery

    Stony Creek Brewery is looking for a Quality Assurance Manager. Stony Creek is a small, experienced team with big ambitions for Connecticut craft beer. We have invested in the future of craft, built a modern brewery designed for growth and make progressive craft beers that are both familiar and unique. If you would like to learn more about us visit or see the full job description below. You may apply at

    Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager
    Location: Branford, CT
    Reports To: Brewmaster/Plant Manager
    Commensurate with experience.

    Position Summary:
    The Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for both quality control and quality assurance. The ideal candidate should have, but not limited to a degree in Microbiology or related knowledge, experience in sanitary environments, lab and yeast experience. This position will have an input in all brewery operations.

    A love of craft beer is a priority and the ability to work as a team is a must.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities
    Yeast Management:
    Manage all yeast health. Including ordering, propagating, monitoring viability, and pitch rates working closely with senior management and brewers.

    Microbiological Testing:
    Preparation of stock solutions and media/inoculating and incubating samples
    Continual testing of all in-process and packaged product
    Follow and develop new microbiological approaches and troubleshooting
    Collection and management of samples according to the sampling plan
    Collection and management of hot/cold archives of packaged beer

    Lab Duties:
    Manage the purchase, implementation, maintenance, of laboratory equipment and supplies
    Calibration and maintenance of all analytical instruments
    Leading and expanding a production staff sensory program
    Use of lab equipment to measure TPO, color, IBU’s for all packaged beer

    Create and implement staff SOP’s that ensure quality and consistency
    Record data accurately and promptly, report any and all issues to management
    Assist in trouble-shooting activities
    Maintaining a clean laboratory working environment
    The ability to work unsupervised and manage your own time and the time of others effectively
    Fermentation monitoring, including; gravity checks, tank pressurization, and temperature adjustments
    Must be able to work cohesively with a tight-knit team
    This list of main duties and responsibilities and are fluid as the position evolves

    The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:
    Experience working in a QA/QC Lab preferred
    Degree in microbiology is preferred or work experience
    Attention to detail is a must
    Ability to multi task
    Knowledge of basic lab skills and procedures
    Excellent communication
    Ability to work evenings, weekends, and long hours
    Ability to handle the workload and run different projects simultaneously
    Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
    Good mechanical skills

    Work Environment:
    Working on feet all day in the fermentation cellar and QA Lab. Sometimes wet, cold, hot & noisy areas, working with strong chemicals, pressure vessels, and machinery.

    To Apply for this position, email a resume and cover letter to