Quality Assurance Analyst 2

25 Nov 2022

Get to Know Us

Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 with a hand-built brewhouse and the odds stacked against him. That passion forever changed the course of American craft brewing and launched a beer revolution that's in full force today. Turns out, good beer can do a lot of good, and Sierra Nevada became a cornerstone for both its innovation and its care for the Earth and its people. We’re committed to advancing a culture of inclusion and believe diversity in all its forms makes us stronger. We keep pushing boundaries, whether that’s in the brewhouse, with sustainability, or in the great outdoors.

Please note: This position is 3rd shift - 11:00pm-7:30am (Sun - Thur)

Get to Know This Role

The Quality Assurance Analyst 2 will contribute to and perform routine testing and analysis of product and processes throughout the brewery. This role collaborates internally to report quality findings to brewery team members as appropriate. In addition to the day to day quality duties, a key focus of this role is to recommend actions that serve to protect our brand quality.

What You Will Do

Accurately analyze in-process and finished products, appropriately escalate out of specification results/trends and recommend/take action on corrective/preventative action

Maintain product quality through contributions to good manufacturing practices, product specifications, and quality procedures; complete tasks thoroughly and accurately to ensure compliance with quality standards

Contribute positively to production (brewing & packaging) processes, delivering superior internal customer service; isolate and contain product that does not meet quality standards

Lead quality and seek to protect and elevate the brand at all times

Contribute to lab equipment reliability programs; calibrate, maintain and repair equipment to ensure instruments are operational and reliable

Proactively identify and prioritize improvements that drive quality and minimize waste and inefficiency without compromising or missing the day-to-day needs of the quality department

Communicate effectively across departments and time zones; provide concise, organized, and complete information/recommendations

Is able to prioritize and take action independently and with limited supervision

Draws conclusions from information and effectively informs necessary individuals of decision path and recommends actions

Contributes to the Sierra Nevada safety culture by recommending safety improvements and modeling safe behavior

Synthesizes technical knowledge of area to understand how objectives, tasks, job duties, or problems influence other departments

Capable of explaining the "why" behind "what" for routine job tasks; understands how individual job tasks fit into the broad picture of what we do

Demonstrates awareness of department impact on business throughout the company and greater community

Demonstrates a clear understanding of relevant KPIs; is able to link actions taken to results achieved

Please Apply if You Have

Bachelor's Degree in science, analytical, or food related discipline or any combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved required

3 years Experience in quality assurance and quality control in a production environment preferred and

3 years Previous experience in a brewery or manufacturing environment preferred

3 years experience in some or all of the following areas: o Food/beverage microbiologyo Glass and packaging material quality & integrity testingo Development and revision of standard operating procedures (SOPs)o Food/beverage sanitation & chemical hygieneo Independent work & teamworko Gas chromatographyo Workflow optimizationo Root cause analysis or other complex problem-solving techniqueso Statistical Process Control (SPC)o HACCP, internal audits, and good manufacturing practices (FSMA, cGMP) o Design of experiment (DOE) preferred

Strong team player with the ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization

Ability to champion innovative approaches that lead to improved business performance

Achievement oriented and well organized in meeting business and team objectives

Ability to demonstrate high level of skills in data collection & analysis to facilitate effective problem solving

Advanced knowledge of brewery practices in brewing, packaging, microbiology, and/or food safety

Additional Requirements to Consider Before Applying

You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.;Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment, post offer background check.

Before applying for this role, please review the full job description, including the physical demands and working environment: https://sierranevada.jdxpert.com/ShowJob.aspx?EntityID=2&id=2252

This position will remain open until filled; online applications will be reviewed weekly

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

TO APPLY: Please visit our websitehttps://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRANEVADABREWINGCO&cws=39&rid=4981