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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Shelburne, VT, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Shelburne, Vermont, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Fiddlehead Brewing Company, located in Shelburne, Vermont is a brewer owned business. The business has a simple approach: make great beer, insist on quality, hire passionate people, and ensure the beer is fresh on tap or in a cooler near you. Available in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Fiddlehead ended 2021 as the 49th largest producer of craft beer and this year we produced close to 80,000 barrels of beer. In 2022, Fiddlehead was awarded Brewbound's Craft Brewery of the Year.

As our growth continues at a swift pace, we need a new QC manager to drive our quality program.

Essential Responsibilities:

Including, But not limited to the following

 - Maintaining and improving 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. The QA Manager liaises with various departments throughout   the brewery to ensure quality standards are maintained at every level.

-  Provide leadership for and oversight of Fiddlehead's root cause analysis processes

-  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.

- Provide training for operators on quality techniques and best practices

 - 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 workspaces

 - working with head brewer to set specs for each style to ensure consistency

Fiddlehead Brewing Company values diversity and promotes an inclusive environment. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. 


 Position Requirements

-  Bachelor's degree in a science discipline ( e.g., chemistry, biology,  

   microbiology, biochemistry, etc.)

 - minimum 3 to 5 years  food and beverage industry lab experience

 - knowledge and understanding of basic lab functions and microbiological concepts

 - prior experience in the brewing industry a strong plus

 - Ability to effectively handle multiple demands and rapid change

 - Ability to operate with minimal supervision

 - Skilled in thinking critically and problem solving

 - Ability to lift 50 pounds

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67234797
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Shelburne, Vermont, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Fiddlehead Brewing Company
  • Position Title: Quality Manager
  • Industry: Food & Kindred Products
  • Job Function: Quality Control
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None

Please refer to the company's website or job descriptions to learn more about them.

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