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Quality Assurance Analyst (17016396)Lexington, VA





 Quality Assurance Analyst-17016396





Primary Location

: United States-Virginia-Lexington-Devils Backbone – Outpost



: Full-time


Job Type

: Permanent


Posting Date

: Dec 5, 2017



Job Description


Position: Quality Analyst

Supervisor: Quality Manager

Division: Administrative – Outpost Facility

FLSA Status (Classification): Exempt – Salaried (Professional) 


The Quality Analyst is responsible for partnering with staff and manager level positions to execute quality standards.  This position works under the supervision of the Quality Manager to conduct day-to-day tasks supporting the Quality Department’s efficiency.  An analytical and laboratory-centered position, the Quality Analyst, assists all production staff in problem-solving matters that are quality related.    


Daily Duties, Functions, Responsibilities 

  • Executes, updates, and provides recommendations for Standard Operating Procedure  and policy review
  • Collect and perform analytical procedures and testing on raw materials, in progress beer, as well as packaged goods (water, wort, yeast, beer, brewery equipment, and environment)
  • Work in conjunction with brewing and packaging departments to ensure quality from raw materials to finished product
  • Train and validate employees on quality-minded procedures, sanitation practices, and testing
  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment as well as accurate recordkeeping
  • Use, maintain and calibrate analytical equipment and instrumentation
  • Develop reporting systems, and analyzes said data discern new processes and/or corrective actions.
  • Identifies critical control points and drives overall process control and improvement
  • Communicate consistently with brewery personnel and management regarding quality assurance issues
  • Advocate and promote continuous quality and safety improvement
  • Maintain an organized beer archive
  • Facilitate sensory panel and formulate results
  • Attend meetings, brewery functions, and perform duties at Basecamp as required


Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts

  • Regular contacts are made with individuals from other internal departments, outside organizations, and/or the general public for purposes of exchanging information which may require some judgment or interpretation
  • Ability climb and move ladders up to 20 feet
  • Ability to use equipment such as microscopes, and other tools requiring sound vision (natural, or corrected)
  • Ability to lift and control large liquid containers in a lab setting
  • Ability to lift kegs and cases of beer
  • Ability to duck underneath conveyors and other equipment 
  • Conducts work in a sitting position; however, job requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping and light lifting
  • Requires frequent operation of a variety of office machines
  • Communication may require tact at times
  • Infrequent, but consistent travel is expected



Job Qualifications


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge/experience with development and implementation of GMP
  • Ability to work within a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain a sense of urgency 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions      
  • Ability to accommodate  a work schedule that may include shift rotation, weekends, and holidays


Education and Experience

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from college (four years), with a focus in in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, fermentation science or related field, required
  • Industry experience (beer, food and beverage, manufacturing, etc.) preferred
  • Virginia Driver’s License



As a leading brewer, we are committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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