Head Brewer

Maui Brewing Company

Hawaii, USA

Full time

$55-75k (annually)

Mar 31

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Job Description: Second level supervisory role primarily responsible for providing supervision of production brewing, cellaring and finishing of product. Ability to provide supervision, guidance and support in packaging as needed. Provide guidance and training to brewing and cellaring department while carrying out necessary shift brewing functions. Maintain and execute all functions according to policy and procedure, safety requirements, and best practice.

Job Responsibilities, including but not limited to: Act as the direct report for the Lead Brewers as well as manage and mentor the Brewer and Cellar team. Execute the necessary production duties including but not limited to wort production, fermentation management, filtration and finishing, and bright beer handling. Ensure that all beer is produced to standards and specification by following recipes and procedures as set by Brewmaster. Initiate and execute work area project focused on production efficiency, safety, constant cleanliness and organization. Lead in troubleshooting, training, coaching, and coordinating Brewer and Cellar Persons growth, including input on Individual Growth Plans (IGPs) and annual reviews. Provide guidance as needed to Packaging Staff, and other entry level positions. Oversee that all brewing, cellaring, filtration and other related documentation are maintained in an organized and complete manner including (SAP). Assist in creation and adjustment of brewing and cellar schedule as needed and maintained by Brewmaster. Works to ensure the brewery production objectives and efficiency goals are maximized. Participates in creation and auditing new brewery processes and equipment integration Ability to participate, or take lead, on brewery projects, new equipment integration, or process changes. Assist with raw material purchases for production needs including hops, malt, chemicals, and adjuncts. Oversee and schedules monthly physical inventory and Orchestrated Beer reporting. Ability to create Purchase Orders and budgets for brewery supplies and equipment purchase quotations and validation as needed. Oversee auxiliary brewing tasks as needed i.e. production orders, inventory, and brand creation, Beer Data Summary, Now Brewing emails. Oversee the development of new recipe formulations across various styles and assist in Research and Development program for new product launches. Help facilitate systems that keep all equipment and work areas in a clean and sanitized manner to maintain consistent beer quality. Maintain healthy communication with other departments (QA/QC, Packaging, Maintenance, Sales, and Marketing). Display an advanced working knowledge of brewery auxiliary equipment and utility operations such as water filtration, boiler, malt receiving, wastewater, Bailer, and CO2 recovery system, including ability to contact and communicate with maintenance staff and/or technicians to effectively address issues Continual education and development in general beer knowledge, including but not limited to sensory, recipe development, engineering, and raw materials. Attend brewery staff meetings as required. Conduct brewery tours as necessary. Willingness to participate in festivals and promotional events as needed while representing the company and the brand in a professional manner.


Job Requirements: Last Individual Development Plan consists of scores 4+, and annual Performance Evaluation consists of scores meets expectations or above. Minimum of 2 years experience in a production brewery in a Head Brewer or Brewery supervisory role. High school diploma, and formal brewing eduction preferred. Experience in recipe development and exposure to multiple styles is strongly preferred. Prior leadership experience is strongly preferred. Ability to work and communicate well with all staff. Strong competentency with basic computer functions, including Microsoft Office. Organized and detail oriented. Basic troubleshooting skills in a brewing/manufacturing setting.

Physical Requirements: Lift 55 lbs. from ground to shoulder high. Lift 110 lbs. from ground to waist high and moving 150 lbs. along the floor. Climb stairs, ramps, and ladders. Work in small and confined spaces. Work safely with chemicals with reasonable safety accommodations. Work in loud environment with basic safety accommodations. Read, write and calculate basic algebra.

Hours & Wages: This position is an exempt position as described by the Fair Labor Standards Act and does not earn overtime pay. The total wages paid is defined in the salary section of a Job Offer. The weekly hours of work can vary as an exempt employee, and can be up to 50 hours a week. It is the employees responsibility to clock in and out so that hours worked can be accurately tracked, and important to bring to a managers attention if they feel they are going to exceed 50 hours in a current work week. If employee takes unpaid time off, or is terminated with a partial work week, then the following formula will be used to calculate pay: bi-weekly salary divided by 10 multiplied by the number of days worked.

Benefits: Health insurance Disability insurance Company matching 401k Plan after one year of employment Eligible for performance per Brewery Bonus Policy Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) starts at two weeks/year based on hire date The signature below confirms that I have received, and understand the job description, responsibilities, and requirements of Maui Brewing Co. Non-performance of these can result in demotion, including salary adjustment, or possible termination.

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