Quality Manager

Type: Full Time
Location: The Elk Rapids Pull Barn
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About Short’s Brewing Co.:

Short’s Brewing Co. is a well-established craft brewery located in beautiful Elk Rapids, Michigan. We’re passionate about crafting exceptional, unique beers that delight the palates of beer enthusiasts. We take pride in our innovative, high-quality products and are dedicated to maintaining an enjoyable and collaborative work environment for our team members.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Quality Manager to join our team and help us maintain our commitment to brewing only the best.


As a Quality Manager at Short’s Brewing Co., you will:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance policies and procedures to ensure product consistency and compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Lead and manage a team of Quality Technicians, ensuring proper training, guidance, and performance evaluations.
  • Monitor the entire brewing process, from raw material sourcing to packaging and distribution, to identify areas for quality improvement.
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits of production facilities, equipment, and processes to ensure adherence to quality standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, packaging, and logistics, to address quality-related issues and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of quality control testing, audits, and corrective actions.
  • Stay current on industry trends, regulatory requirements, and best practices in craft brewing to continuously improve our quality management system.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance product quality, reduce waste, and optimize processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in quality assurance or quality control in the food and beverage industry, preferably in a brewery setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of brewing processes, quality control techniques, and industry regulations.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and quality management software.
  • Cicerone or BJCP certification is a plus.
  • What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision.
  • 401(k) plan with company match.
  • Generous paid time off and holidays.
  • Employee discounts on beer and merchandise.
  • A supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment.

How to Apply:

  • If you are passionate about craft beer and quality management, we’d love to hear from you! Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations through our online application portal.
  • Short’s Brewing Co. is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Come join our team and help us continue crafting exceptional beers that bring people together!

Job Type: Full-time


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



  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


Ability to Relocate:

  • Elk Rapids, MI 49629: Relocate before starting work (Required)


Work Location: In person