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Quality Assurance Technician - Milton, DE 19968

The Boston Beer Company


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Our mission at The Boston Beer Company is to bring the highest-quality products to the U.S. beer drinker. To answer that mission, we create an inclusive culture that celebrates the differences in our people and our brands. Our diversity makes us more robust, and when you bring your authentic self to work, we are a stronger, more innovative, and more sustainable company & community.


As a fast-paced, growing company with a strong family of brands (Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and Truly Hard Seltzer), we constantly seek to challenge the status quo. We are always looking for hardworking, talented, and passionate people (that means you!) to join our team.


We are The Boston Beer Company, and together we are heavy.

We are currently hiring a Quality Assurance Technician in Milton De.


You will Lead the Quality Mission of the Brewing Department. Work daily with the Brewing team to improve brewing processes through SPC, Lean, and other quality tools. Must have an intimate knowledge of the brewing processes, analytical laboratory skills, and what it takes to produce products in specification consistently. This position serves as the backup to the Brewery SQF Practitioner.


What You'll Do:

  • Communicate daily with QA Manager regarding issues concerning product quality and lab operations
  • Assist QA Manager in developing and maintaining accurate and complete record-keeping and generating concise, meaningful reports for tracking, beer transition to production, and trial vs. control comparisons.
  • Stay current on industry research, evaluations, and recommendations of testing methods and equipment.
  • Have a working knowledge of each SOP and run all required analytical and microbiological testing in Brew Lab.
  • Have intimate knowledge of all laboratory equipment and assure it is maintained according to manufacturer's recommendations along with documentation of service and calibrations.
  • Monitor key fermentation parameters and communicate concerns to Brewing Manager and QA Manager.
  • Participate in Food Safety audits, HACCP team, Safety Team, and 5S
  • Perform routine and non-routine testing as necessary.
  • Purchase supplies as necessary.
  • Manage GMP program, assuring all new employees are fully trained on GMPs and continually monitor employees and brewery to verify that all GMP policies and procedures are in compliance
  • Actively participate in taste panel and developing Beer Flavor Evaluation skills.
  • Actively participate in Weekly Brewing / QA meetings.
  • Provide the Brewing Department with timely and accurate results concerning the routine analysis of beer, wort, and brewing materials to ensure a quality product. Interprets data and report out-of-specification results.
  • Provides technical assistance to Quality Assurance Manager and other department managers. Aids in problem-solving through their scientific knowledge and capability to generate helpful laboratory data.
  • Evaluates test results on brewing materials and participates in consultations with suppliers concerning rejected or sub-standard materials.
  • Acts on behalf of Quality Assurance Manager when they are away regarding meetings, quality reports, and data review.
  • Manage the analysis internal and external of all trials performed.
  • Develop IPS documents for new ingredients
  • Work with New Product Development on new ingredients and suppliers
  • Review and interpret test results to ensure accuracy and reliability. They will report out-of-specification conditions to the Quality and Brewing Managers and the involved department manager to initiate corrective action.
  • Supervise checks of brewing materials received at the brewery. They will maintain records of suppliers' performance in meeting quality standards.
  • Provide technical assistance to various departments. They will develop information through scientific testing procedures that can be used in solving production problems. Through bacteriological tests, They Will evaluate the brewery's sanitary condition and recommend corrective action whenever necessary.

What We're Looking For:

  • Minimum BS degree in a related science: Chemistry, Microbiology or Food Science.
  • 1+ years experience in an analytical laboratory in a lean manufacturing environment (brewing preferred)
  • Analytical testing experience using GC-MS, spectrophotometer, and microscope.
  • Sterile plate technique.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, and Outlook.


  • Working knowledge of GMP, HACCP, SPC, Food Defense principles


Some Perks:

Our people are our most important "ingredient." We hire the best talent, and we reward, develop, and retain them too.

In addition to generous healthcare on day one, stock purchase plan, 401k, and more, Full-Time Boston Beer Coworkers have the following perks available*:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Fertility/adoption support
  • Free financial coaching
  • Health & wellness program and discounts
  • Professional development & training
  • Free beer!
  • Talk to your recruiter about eligibility

Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact for assistance.


Primary Location: US-DE-Milton

Work Locations: Milton Brewery 6 Cannery Village Center Milton 19968

Job: Production

Organization: Dogfish Head Brewery

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Standard

Job Posting: Sep 28, 2021, 1:49:28 PM

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