QC Manager

Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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Title: QC Manager

Department: Operations

Reports to: General Manager

Revision Date: 6.17.20 

QC Manager will collect data and advise on necessary process changes and improvements to assure quality standards are met and will ensure compliance standards are consistently met or exceeded in all brewery operations: Brewing, cellaring, and packaging. 

Essential Responsibilities: Including, But not limited to the following 

- Setting up quality control lab and guidelines to ensure the consistency, quality, and continuous improvement of all Fiddlehead products. 

- Identifying quality problems and striving for improvement; working with the Head Brewer for implementation 

- Measurement and tracking of dissolved oxygen levels in finished products - Yeast management 

Tracking yeast generations and planning for prop ups with Head Brewer Ordering all yeast to be used in fermentation - Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) 

Assisting in the creation and maintenance of SOPs for all departments, as they pertain to quality. - Safety 

ensure that staff remain safe within the brewery by assessing the quality of various production line components and materials. They will liaise with various departments throughout the brewery to ensure quality standards are maintained at every level. - Sensory: Implement and manage Sensory Analysis panel - Test Raw materials to ensure in spec with Fiddlehead standards - Ensure lab data is actionable and concerns are communicated as needed for out-of-spec results. - Research and select new equipment or instrumentation for lab and/or brewery as needed 

Repairing and servicing instrumentation as needed - Self-educating and researching to stay current on industry trends and developments in brewing science - Perform all necessary record keeping - Maintain a clean working environment - Adhering to all safety regulations at all times and working to improve the safety of work spaces - working with head brewer to set specs for each style to ensure consistency 

Other Requirements - Ability to effectively handle multiple demands and rapid change - Ability to operate with minimal supervision - Skilled in thinking critically and problem solving - Minimum 3 to 5 years food and beverage industry lab experience - Ability to lift 50 pounds
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