Ska Brewing Company

Durango, CO, USA

Full time

$15.5-18 (hourly)

Oct 8

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Production Manager

About Us

It takes characters to brew beer with character, and we at Ska Brewing Co. have been doing that since 1995. Our award-winning craft brewing roots are firmly planted in Durango, Colorado, where we work hard and play harder. Our community-minded organization does all it can to give back to the town we love.

About the Job

In this position, you will have direct, hands-on responsibility for producing quality Ska Brewing beer in a safe manner.

Wage Range: $15.50-18.00/hour


  • All aspects of brewhouse operation and wort production including but not limited to
  • Milling, mashing, lautering, and wort boiling
  • Safe and efficient transfer of wort to fermentation vessels
  • Routine troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Maintaining cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment and work areas
  • Monitor and record process times, temperatures, gravities and pH levels
  • Collection of sterile samples for lab analysis
  • Maintain a safe and compliant work environment
  • Assist in inventory management
  • Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC
  • Follow all operational procedures set forth by Ska Brewing Company, its subsidiaries and anyone else we deem worthy and authoritative
  • Knowledgeable in safe brewing practices
  • Provide leadership to safety efforts within the brewery
  • Proper wear and usage of PPE
  • Partner with Cellar, Packaging and other departments to meet production goals
  • Ensures work area is clean and well organized following GMP and Housekeeping principles

Non-routine Tasks

Assist cellar in daily operations

Assist lab in daily operations

Assist Warehouse in daily operations

Helping with snow removal as needed

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience brewing on a commercial system (Experience or working knowledge of 25bbl or larger brewhouse is preferred)
  • Formal brewery training and/or certification with strong mechanical ability is required
  • Self-directed and work effectively independently
  • Organized, detail-oriented and attentive to quality and standards
  • Flexible, accommodating, confident, team-oriented and self-reliant
  • Must be able & willing to work morning, midday, overnight and/or weekend shifts
  • Must be able to endure long hours on feet
  • Must work well in wet conditions and hot or cold environments
  • Must work safely in a fast-paced industrial setting
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces
  • Able to lift 55 lbs. and move at least 165 lbs., and work in extreme hot and cold environments
  • Excellent time management, prioritization, and task scheduling skills


Ska Brewing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, rewarding work environment and growth for committed team members. 

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance available to Full Time employees (a portion of premiums is paid by Ska Brewing Company)
  • Paid Time Off for Full-Time and Part-Time employees
  • 401(k) with company match
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Discounted Ski Passes to Purgatory Resort
  • Free and/or discounted entries into local bike/running races
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dining Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Volunteer Time
  • Monthly employee tab to be used on merchandise and of course… BEER!
  • Prior to your start date, we require successful completion, as determined in our sole discretion, of a pre-employment criminal background check.
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