Cellar Person/ Epic van driver

The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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The Beer’d Brewing Company is a young brewery located in Stonington, CT. We brew and sell what we think is some of the best beer available.  Most of our beer is sold face to face in our tasting room, but we are expanding our brand through the state of CT. This individual will be focused on cleaning equipment/kegs and maintaining a clean and organized production floor. The Cellar Person will report to the Lead Brewer and will also serve as the primary person responsible for moving materials and inventory between our new Brewery and the current brewery. This cellar person will also be required to aid our sales team in delivering to accounts in our self distribution market. 

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of a High school diploma or GED/TASC required

  • Minimum of 1 year professional brewing experience or successful completion of a professional brewing certificate program. We will consider candidates who have experience working in a craft brewery environment but not necessarily on the production side.

  • Flexibility to work varied shifts with advanced notice (e.g. some weekend and evenings)

  • Awareness of proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and demonstrated ability to follow safety procedures while operating in a manufacturing environment with industrial and mechanical equipment  

  • Fork lift certification a plus  

  • Knowledge of yeast cell counts and pitching rates useful

  • Passion and dedication in helping to make great beer

  • A discerning and educated palate preferred (e.g. Cicorone Beer Server Certification a plus)

  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Helping to maintain a clean, organized and safe production environment (e.g. scrubbing floors, cleaning benches, removing trash, etc.)

  • Delivering beer to local accounts

  • Cleaning kegs according to brewery SOPs

  • Performing basic cellar operations including conducting gravity readings, temperature monitoring, and dry-hopping

  • Cleaning of fermenters and brite tanks according to brewery SOPs

  • Packaging finished product (kegs/bottles/cans)

  • Maintaining stock of tap room cooler

  • Pulling and preparing shipments for distributors

  • Receiving, conducting inventory and storing shipments at warehouse

  • Transporting packaged beer and raw materials to/from our two locations

Additional Responsibilities may include:

  • Representing the brewery at beer festivals (local and those requiring overnight travel)

  • Back-up bartending in the tap room and during brewery signature events

The Ideal Candidate will possess a(n):

  • Positive and friendly attitude

  • Love for being organized 

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Exceptional communication skills to clearly and effectively articulate with the production team

  • Entrepreneurial team spirit:  willing to take initiative and jump in where needed; resourceful in making suggestions and offering solutions

  • Critical thinking/problem solving skills:  ability to quickly assess a situation and solve problems in a timely and effective manner

  • Proactive in anticipating potential problems or obstacles, including maintenance issues

  • Be receptive to continual innovation and improvements

  • Strong safety and quality mindset and diligence in adhering to SOPs  

  • Possesses mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to manage and adapt effectively to multiple, changing priorities  

  • Effective and efficient time management capabilities

  • Dependent independence:  ability to work independently but also know when to seek direction/guidance appropriately and as needed

Physical Requirements/Work Conditions: The work environment and physical requirements are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to lift 67 lbs to waist height unaided and 170 lbs with mechanical assistance 

  • Capable of standing for extended periods of time

  • Kneeling, crouching, bending, reaching in uncomfortable positions and for extended periods of time

  • Comfortable working in a noisy, industrial environment with exposure to wetness and extreme hot and/or cold temperatures and potentially dangerous chemicals (e.g. strong caustics and acids)

Compensation/Perks:

  • This is an entry level position, compensation will be based on experience.

  • This is a non-exempt position. Selected individual will be eligible to earn overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 in any given week plus tips earned when working front of the house.

  • Pay is biweekly based on hours worked.

  • Branded brewery clothing

  • Admissions to limited entry beer and industry-only events

  • Monthly beer allotment

How to Apply:
Send a copy of your cover letter and resume with salary expectations and subject line “Cellar Person – Your Name” to BryanB@beerdbrewing.com.

***PLEASE NOTE - We have more job opportunities in the near future, if you are interested in Sales, Production, or working in the Taproom, this is a great way to get started with the company.***
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