Quality Assurance Manager

Dust Bowl Brewing Company

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Quality Assurance Manager

Department: Quality Assurance

Reporting Structure: The Quality Assurance Manager reports to the Brew master and Ownership Group

Classification: Exempt


Dust Bowl Brewing Co.

3000 Fulkerth Road

Turlock, CA   95380


The quality assurance manager position is responsible for all quality assurance in adherence with regulatory standards. The position supervises QA team.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Essential Job Functions 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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 the Good Manufacturing Practices. 
  • Is 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 technical support to Production Operations relating to product quality. 
  • Trains staff on all laboratory tasks when required. 
  • Monitors production for TTB compliance. 


  • 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 a proactive 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 in a clear and concise manner.


  • 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 department.

    Work Environment
    Must be able to work in a plant environment being exposed to dust, high noise levels, extreme temperature, humidity fluctuations, and wet operating work conditions. Able to work at a desk for extended periods of time 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 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 scientific field such as Chemistry, Biology, Food Processing, Engineering, or an accredited brewing school.
  • At least 2 years 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

    Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screening test

    Must complete online assessment

    Must have current driver license


    Dust Bowl Brewing Co. offers compensation packages including comprehensive health care, 401(k), growth potential, and a challenging and exciting work environment.

    Other Duties

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



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