PACKAGING QUALITY SPECIALIST
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


Job Info


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.

Get to Know This Role

The Packaging Quality Specialist will drive and deliver the highest quality packaging for Sierra Nevada through internal/external cross-functional teamwork and the execution of quality management systems.

What You Will Do

  • Leads packaging quality and seeks to protect and elevate the brand at all times
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures or management systems for quality related packaging processes; provides training for packaging and quality personnel
  • Maintains product quality through adherence to good manufacturing practices, product specifications, and quality procedures; completes tasks thoroughly and accurately to ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Accountable for quality hold process management: initiates, isolates, documents, corrects, verifies
  • Knowledgeable of packaging quality KPIs and associated programs or projects/actions (e.g., micro, fill heights, total package oxygen content, etc.)
  • Develops and maintains packaging quality and equipment verification checks and reaction plans for out of spec quality conditions
  • Defines appropriate operating windows for key equipment impacting quality (e.g., inspection equipment); develops reaction plans for abnormal equipment function
  • Conducts routine audits of incoming packaging materials; reviews material defects and determines disposition with the Purchasing Coordinator and supplier
  • Communicates effectively across departments and time zones; provides concise, organized, and complete information/recommendations
  • Assists with material development: Supports graphics department with press checks; plans, conducts and documents material trials; helps optimize the material waste stream
  • Proactively identifies and prioritizes improvements that drive quality and minimize waste and inefficiency without compromising or missing the day-to-day needs of the business/department

Please Apply if You Have

  • Associates or 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

  • Process improvement or systems thinking experience including at least one of the following: •Workflow optimization •Quality management systems or other process management systems•Root cause analysis or other complex problem-solving techniques •Statistical process control (SPC) or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)•Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or equipment verifications or validations •Reaction plans or process aids/process flow charts•Continuous improvement •Design of experiment (DOE) required
  • Experience in quality assurance or quality control in a production environment (brewery preferred) with an emphasis on packaging materials preferred
  • Experience in: • Glass/packaging material quality, integrity testing, & development • Supplier quality management or supplier relationship management • Food/beverage sanitation • Independent work & teamwork • Packaging science, testing, development, or engineering • Startups or greenfields • HACCP, internal audits, and good manufacturing practices (FSMA, cGMP) preferred

  • Able to successfully learn and perform the duties outlined above; must have strong attention to detail
  • Strong influencing skills; capable of leading without direct authority and delivering superior internal customer service
  • Skilled in management systems and communication, organized, and respectful at all times; prioritizes musts before wants

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=2227

** Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, September 26, 2021**

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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