Quality Department & Laboratory Manager

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Pottstown, PA, USA

Full time

Sep 7

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Sly Fox Brewing Company is looking to expand its production team as we emerge out of the pandemic and is looking for people who want to help us continue to grow as a company.

Position Description:

We’re looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with a strong scientific background for our Quality Department & Laboratory Manager position. This person will be carefully performing the daily analytical tasks required to ensure that our product is meeting Sly Fox’s quality standards. This job is full time and based at our production brewery in Pottstown, PA.

Applications will be accepted by electronic submission only. No applications via phone call will be accepted.

Pay: Very competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Benefits: 401K and employer match, health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, holidays, discounts on Sly Fox food, beer, and merchandise at our pubs.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Microbiological testing on wort and beer at all stages of production as well as finished products.
  • Daily gravity sample collection and communicating with brewers and production planning on fermentation processes.
  • Performing cell counts/viability analysis on yeast slurry.
  • Compile and report information for the decision-making process as it relates to production processes.
  • Communicating with brewery personnel and management regarding any quality control issues that could arise.
  • Daily data entry, maintenance, filing, and communicating of QC reports.
  • Maintenance and appropriate calibration of laboratory equipment and keeping a clean lab.
  • Working on other projects with production team, which can include collaboration in recipe-making.
  • Continued development of sensory program, particularly for finished product comparisons and true-to-brand evaluations.

Our preferred candidate would have:

  • Desire to be a pivotal part of a team at a growing company who wants to collaborate to improve current or develop new products and processes.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting, preferably for food product.
  • Detail-oriented with an obsession and eye for quality.
  • High level of self-motivation to work efficiently while completing independent tasks.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace, yet be precise in daily tasks.
  • Ability to multitask and manage time – critical skill.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Desire to learn.
  • Ability to work safely and abide by safety standards.
  • A base knowledge of the principals regarding beer brewing and post-brewing beer handling.

Sly Fox Brewing reserves the right to revise the job or to require different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant, including but not limited to emergencies, changes in personnel, and workload.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

Our employees abide by the COVID-19 rules that are put into place by local governments.

  • Ability to commute/relocate: Pottstown, PA 19464: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
  • Education: Bachelor's (Required)
  • Experience: Laboratory: 2 years (Preferred)
  • License/Certification: Driver's License (Preferred)
  • Work Location: One location
  • Work Remotely: No


  • Education: Bachelor's
  • Ability to stay seated at a desk for extended periods of time, as well as ability to stand, move around and climb ladders to complete required tasks.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments.
  • Ability to work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Ability to work in a moderate noise level (under 85 decibels).
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