Quality Manager

Schell's Brewery

New Ulm, MN, USA

Full time

Sep 25

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The quality manager is tasked with the obligation to ensure all company products meet consumer expectations and demands. Additionally, this position is responsible for building the infrastructure of the brewery’s quality benchmarks, managing the lab testing to analyze all aspects of product quality, creating process standards aimed at process repeatability, and ensuring the brewery maintains compliance to all FDA, USDA, FSMA, and TTB standards. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Plan and oversee the successful operation of all laboratory functions
  • Collaborate with upper management to set quality benchmarks
  • Create standards in accordance with industry and customer expectations, then monitor the production process and employees to ensure the standards are being executed properly
  • Properly record and investigate all product quality concerns then relay findings back to the production team with potential solutions to avoid issues in the future
  • Work with the lab team and the other production managers to increase productivity and performance of production, while maintaining the highest quality product
  • Make crucial decisions in favor of cost efficiency without compromising on product quality
  • Maintain responsibility for management of all Quality/Lab staff, including managing time off, training, coaching, performance management, and employee relations
  • Maintain a strong level of communication with our production, marketing, and sales teams to ensure any necessary relevant information is being communicated effectively to the other departments. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


1. B.S degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, biology, or microbiology

2. Minimum of 4 years of experience in the industry, lab or quality experience preferred

3. Supervisory/management experience preferred

Communication Skills

Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels throughout the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of information furnished in written and oral form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands required of the position include prolonged standing and walking, extended periods of computer use and keyboarding, and a normal range of hearing and vision. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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