Cellar Brewer

Dust Bowl Brewing Company

Turlock, CA, USA

Full time

$18-19 (hourly)

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Aug 1

The Cellar Brewer is responsible for all aspects of green beer, dry-hopped, fruited, and brite beer production, as well as assisting in packaging operations. The position will also be required to clean all tanks and equipment and assist in warehouse operations. Depending on experience level, the candidate will start with cellar and packaging responsibilities and progress to brewhouse operations.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Receiving, inventory, and storing raw materials and products (Verification of condition/quantity)
  • Dry hop (both automated and manual) and fruit beers in fermenters
  • Operate filter and centrifuge for beer clarification
  • Sample tanks for gravity, pH, CO2/DO levels, yeast cell counts, and document all actions taken or changes occurring with a beer. Harvest and handle yeast
  • Package beer in can, bottle and keg format
  • CIP and manual cleaning of all tanks and equipment. Perform periodic maintenance to assist the Maintenance Manager
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems
  • Interact with taproom staff and customers professionally
  • Drive forklift

Competencies

  • Problem-Solving – Identifies and resolves problems promptly; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan or seeks assistance.

Education and/or Experience

Degree, diploma, or certificate of completion from an accredited brewing school or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

Familiar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications. At a minimum, intermediate-level skills in Excel and Word. Experience with Orchestrated Beer is a plus.

Language Skills

Ability to read and effectively interpret documents and manuals. Ability to draft routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with customers or employees.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as totals and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Work Environment

This job operates indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures.

Physical Demands

The position will occasionally be required to work in the warehouse environment to facilitate shipment activities and assist with warehouse functions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. as required.
  • Must travel up and down 45 steps as required.
  • Must be able to use both hands and arms in a full range of motion.
  • Must have good hand and eye coordination skills.
  • Must be able to work around moving equipment and hazardous chemicals.
  • Must be able to speak, hear and smell.
  • The employee is consistently required to walk, balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must always be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and consistently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to work consistently in a standing position for long periods.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full-time regular hourly position scheduled according to the operational business needs. Day, evening, and weekend work are required as job duties demand.

Travel

This position requires 0% travel.

Required Education and Experience

Degree, diploma, or certificate of completion from an accredited brewing school or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications and Other Duties

  • Pass pre-employment screening.
  • Complete online application and assessment.
  • Complete Harassment Prevention Training.

Compensation

$18 – $19 per hour

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. offers compensation packages including comprehensive health care(Medical, dental, vision), 5 paid Holidays, 5 days paid sick leave, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, and Voluntary Life Insurance

Reports to Lead Brewer, Head Brewer, and Brewmaster

Classification

Nonexempt

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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