QC/Lab Manager

TRU Colors

Wilmington, NC, USA

Full time

Aug 31

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TRU Colors is a state-of-the art brewery (67-barrel system), recording studio, fitness center, and taproom that has hired active gang members (think Blood, Crip, & GD) to come together, stop violence, and unite people across the country; and it works! We are not a warm and fuzzy nonprofit, rather a for-profit sustainable company with a strongly integrated social mission, scalable business model, proven team, and incredible partners to help us pull it off.

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For a little info on TRU Colors, check out the following links:

  • Facility Tour: www.TruTour.Life
  • Background: www.TruStory.Life
  • Docuseries Teaser: www.TruDocuseries.Life

As Quality Control/Lab Manager, you will work throughout brewery operations assuring the highest level of quality and safety of all products produced at TRU Colors. This includes yeast health, brewhouse wort, fermenting and finished beer, packaged beer and all raw and packaging materials. You will be responsible to provide support to the Directors of Brewing and Packaging in driving continuous improvement of quality, efficiency and optimization of all brewery related production operations.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop, maintain, and execute the quality sampling plan and making this data accessible to the Vice President of Brewery Operations and Directors of Brewing and Packaging for decision making.
  • Ensures quality analysis from grain to glass is completed, collected, and stored. This includes, but is not limited to, COAs, lot tracking, mill analysis, wort, yeast, fermenting, and finished beer.
  • Develops, maintains, and enforces product specifications adherence throughout operations.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, developing, and mentoring a QA Analyst.
  • Preventative maintenance and upkeep of all laboratory equipment.
  • Inventory management of necessary equipment and supplies for the laboratory.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have 3+ years’ experience as an QA/QC Technician in manufacturing/beverage, preferably in the brewery industry.
  • Degree in Fermentation Science or Diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and HACCP.
  • Very detail oriented.
  • Excellent verbal communication, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with short and long-term projects. 
  • Ability and desire work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Proven commitment to equity and inclusion and a personal approach that values all people and respects differences.
  • An effective listener with a highly collaborative style.

Why this role is important: At TRU Colors, beer is our catalyst that supports our social mission. For us to be successful, our beer needs to be on point and ready to fulfill the demands of our customers to support our sales team.

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