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Manager Quality

Location:
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Salary:
$95,000
Posted:
November 18, 2018

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Benjamin A. Chambers

Benjamin A. Chambers

*** ****** ***** ** ***. A, Mount Pleasant, SC 296464 Cell - 541-***-**** ac7qc8@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

Proven leadership skills and motivation of creating a culture of successful workflow. Extensive knowledge and experience with food and beverage quality assurance laboratory practices and quality systems aspects such as current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

(HACCP) standards; Safe Quality Foods (SQF); lean manufacturing and six sigma methodology; Statistical Process Control (SPC); Continuous Improvement and World Class Manufacturing; Project Management Professional (PMP); Experience with research and product development including various lab techniques, sensory analysis and large scale food and beer production; Proficient in many computer programs including SAP, LIMS, Process Books and Microsoft Office including Excel (VB), Word and Power Point; Capacity to lead teams and projects with proven success. Experience

SweetWater Brewing – Atlanta, GA

March 2017 – June 2018

Director of Quality

• Manage all quality systems including GMP, Process Control and Food Safety

• Develop all lab and quality related SOPs

• Direct all procedures involved in yeast management

• Organize sensory panel and tests including triangles, verticals, and beer sign-offs

• Lead and inspire lab staff and cellar operators

• Collaborate on all Woodlands barrel aging, blending and production

• Analyze all quality and production data for development and improvements

• Maintain equipment and inventory for the lab

Ninkasi Brewing – Eugene, OR

March 2016 – March 2017

Director of Technical R&D and Quality

• Retained all duties listed below

• Sourced and evaluated all raw materials used from brewing to packaging

• Served as technical point person for all brewery capital projects

• Led project teams as project manager for several equipment upgrades and installs

• Directed all research and development projects on current brand improvement projects

• Facilitated all new product scale up projects from pilot to production Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD

Ninkasi Brewing – Eugene, OR

December 2014 – March 2016

Quality Manager

• Manage all quality systems including GMP, Process Control and Food Safety

• Develop all lab and quality related SOPs

• Direct all procedures involved in yeast management

• Organize sensory panel and tests including triangles, verticals, and beer sign-offs

• Lead and inspire lab staff and cellar operators

• Collaborate on a team of three for all R&D project management

• Perform all quality related customer interactions for comments and inquiries

• Analyze all quality and production data for development and improvements

• Maintain equipment and inventory for the lab

• Participate in public speaking events for MBAA, media and beer dinners/releases

• Involvement in raw material sourcing projects such as hop rubbings

• Serve as a member of the safety committee driving safety culture March, 2010 - July, 2010

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Benjamin A. Chambers

Flying Dog Brewery – Frederick, MD

June 2013 – December 2014

Quality Manager

• Manage all quality systems including GMP, Process Control and Food Safety

• Develop all lab and quality related SOPs

• Direct all procedures involved in yeast management

• Organize sensory panel and tests including triangles, verticals, and beer sign-offs

• Lead and inspire lab staff and cellar operators

• Collaborate on a team of three for all R&D project management

• Perform all quality related customer interactions for comments and inquiries

• Analyze all quality and production data for development and improvements

• Maintain equipment and inventory for the lab

• Participate in public speaking events for MBAA, media and beer dinners/releases

• Involvement in raw material sourcing projects such as hop rubbings

• Serve as a member of the safety committee driving safety culture MillerCoors – Golden, CO

March 2011 – June 2013

Technical Maltster (Golden Malting)

• Develop and maintain all recipes for each of the malting processes

• Monitor utilities usage and lead team in continued improvement of leaner manufacturing

• Perform analysis of all laboratory data to control the quality parameters in malting

• Measure department capabilities in order to improve yield and exceed customer expectations

• Assist Pilot Malt House in development of new recipes for specialty malts

• Guide production teams by providing visual performance measures to promote best practices

• Create and facilitate periodic classes to instruct new and experienced works on all areas of malting

• Established the first HACCP plan for Golden Malting and promote routine audits in food safety domains

• Assist Area and Unit Managers in providing business cases for funding of and implementation of capital projects

• Beer Sensory Panelist

MillerCoors – Golden, CO

July, 2010 - March, 2011

Microbiology Lab Technician (Golden Brewery)

• Aseptic sampling of beer from different areas of the brewery and different stages of the beer making process

• Dry process samples for bio analysis

• Run chemistry tests on beer including pH, BU’s, Anton Paar Density and ABV and Atomic Absorption for metals

• Maintain WCM practices and procedures such as 5S, Autonomous Maintenance, VPM and Focused Improvements

• Beer Sensory Panelist

MillerCoors – Golden, CO

March 2010 – July 2010

Malt Lab Technician (Golden Malting)

• Prepare samples of malted barley for analysis

• Perform analytical testing on products using spectrophotometer, NIR, viscometer and densitometer

• Conduct data entry of test results on the company database

• Maintain lab equipment and facility on a daily basis

• Prepare reagents for use in analytical testing

• Beer Sensory Panelist

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Benjamin A. Chambers

International Brewers and Distillers Certificate December, 2012 Tulkoff Foods – Baltimore, MD

March, 2009 – January, 2010

Research & Development Manager/Product Developer

• Perform analysis on new food products to move them through their development phase

• Order and inventory raw materials for test kitchen for all research and development projects

• Oversee the initial processing of all new products into the production phase

• Inspecting materials sourced for batches going into production

• Formulate new products match to a target sample for potential accounts

• Reformulate old products in order to increase cost effectiveness and lean business

• Maintain all formulas and records for research and development projects past, present, and future

• Lead Sensory Panels for all finished products, raw materials and new product development Education & Certifications

Virginia Commonwealth University September, 2000 - May, 2004 B.S. Chemistry

CSSGB December, 2011

Certified in Basic HACCP Principles April, 2012

Certified SQF Practitioner and Internal Auditor November, 2012 and March 2013



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