Director of Brewery Operations

Tired Hands Brewing Company

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POSITION SUMMARY 

The Director of Brewery Operations will oversee all brewing tasks from grain to glass ensuring brewing, cellaring and packaging duties are completed with maximum efficiency and safety. The Director coaches production colleagues so they can become more technically competent and knowledge of zymology. The incumbent will leverage their experience teaching and mentoring staff as they build fulfilling careers. As the production leader, the incumbent will leverage their past experience to recognize the strengths of existing methods and patience persistence to make incremental improvements. This role is best suited for someone who wants to work alongside the team and play an integral role in the leadership of the company.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Defines and executes the production goals for brewery production and the staff. 

  • Completes brewing processes in a safe and efficient manner. This includes, but is not limited to, milling, mashing, lautering, wort boiling, cooling and transferring to fermenters.

  • Schedules brewery production staff to optimize the production schedule

  • Maintains a continuous workflow and high level of departmental safety, quality, efficiency, cleanliness and sanitation, utilizing inter-departmental resources as necessary

  • Acts as an ambassador of our team, our brewery and our profession regardless of venue.

  • Fosters positive working relationships and healthy written and spoken communication both within the brewing department and inter-departmentally that engenders confidence, integrity and comradery .

  • Maintains the use of standard operating procedures unless otherwise instructed.

  • Maintains all company requirements including those regarding safety, health, sanitation, and GMP

  • Enforces and adheres to all company and departmental recycling requirements.

  • Monitoring daily fermentation samples and all other cellaring information/specifications required for the day/week.

  • Ensures the timeliness and accuracy of recorded information (i.e. packaging records and other detailed brewery information) as well as adherence to SOP’s.

  • Identifies and communicates problems with equipment malfunction or breakdown in processes.

  • Provides support to ensure all raw materials and inventory items are in stock, properly labeled and stored, and properly accounted for in Ekos/company records, such as malt, hops, brewing additives, adjuncts, safety equipment and chemicals. Report low levels of inventory to the supervisor when necessary.

  • Maintains impeccable cleanliness of all areas in the brew house and all areas of brewery facility (including outside of brewhouse, offices, common areas, taproom, etc) 

  • Supervises all CIP and SIP brewery equipment.

  • Purchases and inventory ingredients

  • Serves as a member of the operational leadership team that plans and executes organizational initiatives.

  • Ensures beer samples are taken for pH/CO2/DO levels

  • Upholds safety and QA/QC system

  • Updates and maintains SOPs for all areas of operations in the brewery

  • Operates manual forklift


CULTURAL APTITUDE 

  • A true Love of craft beer!

  • A mastery over the operational details and the confidence to delegate responsibility across the team. 

  • Highly developed problem-solving skills foreseeing and preventing potential issues from arising

  • Exceptional ability to authentically engage across diverse audiences

  • Strong planning and organizational skills. 

  • A self starting work ethic and the ability to multitask, prioritize and adapt to changing situations


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expert knowledge of the brewing process; troubleshoot quality & production issues

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of brewery equipment, including maintenance and repair

  • Proficiency in all aspects of green, dry hopped, barrel-aged, and brite beer production. 

  • Knowledge of yeast propagation and production QAQC 

  • Capability of overseeing chain of raw materials, and ability to ensure the end product is crafted to established standards from 3bbl brewhouse wort production to end product.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience being a leader in a working production brewery, with intimate knowledge and understanding of wort production, fermentation, cellaring tasks, yeast management, kegging, packaging, and dispensing

  • Working knowledge of off-flavors and sensory analysis of various beer styles

  • Strong understanding of brewing science, brewery technology and brewery operations

  • Lab experience a plus

  • Knowledge of canning line operation a plus

  • An understanding of federal and state regulations regarding brewed beer products;

  • Proficient with Google Suite

  • Proper handling of hazardous materials and operating complex moving machinery

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and 170 pounds assisted

  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time;

  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the demands of the business.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

  • Formal training and certification from recognized brewing school (Siebel, Doemens, ABG, etc.) is highly desirable, but not required.

Tired Hands Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.


 

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