The HR Team
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Heavy Seas offers a fun working environment with opportunities for advancement. We offer great benefits as well as paid time off. Land Your Dream Job! Come work for Heavy Seas! What are you waiting for?

About Us

Since 1995, our mission has always been to brew beers with unparalleled quality, as perfectly as possible. At Heavy Seas Beer we have a pretty clear sense of purpose, make beers that taste exactly the way they should. Every time. No frills. No fluff. Where we come from, really good beer doesn't need to be something it's not. In fact, it never should be. It boils down to a simple recipe; make it drinkable, make it approachable, execute to the highest possible standards, and have some fun. That's not just what matters most-it's the only thing that matters at all.

Job Summary

The Quality Manager is the Quality Champion managing our robust QA/QC program. The successful applicant is responsible for executing all functions regarding maintaining the brewery's quality control and quality assurance program, including quality-related analyses, operations and laboratory equipment maintenance. This role provides leadership to the entire production staff and supports the rest of the team in running a successful brewery.

Supervises: Laboratory technician(s)

Essential Functions

  • Maintain and manage a comprehensive Quality Control Plan and Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Perform daily sampling, analysis and organization of data in accordance with a designated sampling plan.
  • Manage fermentation from brewhouse knockout through filtration (go/no-go on tank temp changes, capping, yeast dumping, track all applicable data such as pH, gravity, co2 vols and implement an action plan).
  • Maintain go/no-go plan(s) for all finished products (daily sensory panels prior to packaging, for example).
  • Perform daily microbiological sampling in accordance with a designated sampling plan.
  • Yeast management including harvest schedule, cell counts, viability counts, pitch rate calculation, in collaboration with Brewing Team Leader.
  • Packaged product sampling and analysis including gas analysis, seam analysis, microbiological analysis and total package quality checks.
  • Maintain sensory analysis program, conduct scheduled sensory training for production staff.
  • Produce weekly quality report and participate in weekly meetings with production management team to assist with total brewery process flow.
  • Contribute to a culture of consistency and constant improvement while inspiring creativity.
  • Maintain a neat and clean laboratory.
  • Routinely care, clean and maintain all laboratory equipment.
  • Contribute to the management of safe production practice
  • Assists with other production functions and support as needed

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in microbiology, chemistry or other related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in brewing or food & beverage manufacturing.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience working in a lab
  • Experience supervising and leading coworkers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Passion for quality beer


  • Ability to multitask and work at a fast pace
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce accurate, precise and reproducible data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Optimistic, self-motivated, positive attitude
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Desire to take initiative, act promptly and be proactive

Physical/Working Conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to stay seated at a desk for extended periods of time, as well as ability to stand, move around and climb ladders
  • Work in an environment that has a moderate to loud noise level (moderate noise - office with printers and computers; loud noise - factory or manufacturing space)
  • Work environment can include areas that are wet and non-temperature controlled

Heavy Seas offers a fun working environment with opportunities for advancement. We offer great benefits as well as paid time off. Land Your Dream Job! Come work for Heavy Seas! What are you waiting for?

To Apply: Please submit your resume for consideration.

Heavy Seas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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