About this Brewer
Our people and the culture we developed are our most important assets. Quality is a way of life and bleeds through our team and everything we do. Our innovation pipeline is always full throttle and ownerships vision to expand is underway. We seek a talented individual that is committed to our passion of quality and can be an influential supportive leader of team members. Chemistry among our family is our secret to our culture. Business acumen is a critical ingredient of our ideal candidate. Our business is growing rapidly and only seek the best talent to grow with us.
The Director of Production is responsible for managing the full scope of production, including but not limited to management, operation, upkeep and maintenance of the 30 bbl brewhouse, production and packaging schedules, all aspects of production including cellaring, packaging, yeast management, maintaining accurate and detailed records, ensuring a clean and sanitary work environment, quality control processes, managing a brewery team, participation in company meetings and initiatives and working with other company department heads.
Production ManagementManagement and operation of the production brewery and pilot systemsProduction & packaging calendars that support sales orders, forecasts and budgetsSupervision of all production / packaging steps / SOP’s to ensure they are being executed correctlyEnsure equipment and facility is maintained properly and in good working orderSourcing of raw materials to support production requirementsAdherence to budget guidelines provided by management
Manage Brewery Production TeamScheduling of brewery production teamsAdherence to budget guidelines provided by managementRecruiting and hiring talented team members as neededTraining and development of all production team membersAnnual / mid-year performance review process Individual development plans
Quality Assurance / Quality ControlEstablish a formal QA/QC systemPro-active quality measures with reaction plans at the immediate operator-levelTechnical support with a dedicated quality technician for more complex tasksManage sensory panel and microbiological programs to conduct pre-package release assessments and monitor long-term shelf stabilityEnsuring all products pass QA/QC guidelines before product is released to distributors or taproom
SafetyOSHA compliant and working knowledge of requirementsOngoing focus on building a safety culturePromote and model a clean, sanitary and safe working environment
Awards / Medals InitiativesDevelop and implement an awards strategyIdentify annual competitions and style categories to participate inImprove current brands and assist in the development of innovation pipeline
CommunicationCompany and department meeting attendance and participationOngoing work and collaboration with other department headsParticipation in sales team activities such as public speaking, distributor meetings, retail events and local guild activities
Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications:Proven ability to contribute to a successful teamShould have experience on a brewhouse of 30bbls or greaterMore than 5 years’ experience in the brewing industryExtensive experience and understanding of the brewing process, sanitation, yeast health and fermentation, beer transfer clarification and brewery quality control proceduresFormal brewing education, and certifications is favorable
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:Must be able to lift 65 pounds and move 175 pounds regularlyMust have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouchThe ability to work near moving parts and machineryClose vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to see color; either with or without accommodationsThe ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (gender), national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and public assistance. In addition to federal law requirements, our company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our company expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment.