Brew & Cellar Operator

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Lakewood, NY, USA

Full time

Jan 6

WHO WE ARE

Artisanal Brewing Ventures (ABV) is a top 10 regional craft alcohol company in the US, made up of 5 long standing, successful craft brands. Currently we’re made up of four breweries (Victory Brewing, Bold Rock, Sixpoint, Southern Tier Brewing) and one distillery (Southern Tier Distilling). We have locations in 5 states (NY, PA, OH, VA, NC) including taprooms, production facilities and our corporate headquarters.

WHAT WE DO

Coming from humble beginnings, Southern Tier Brewing Company has grown into an industry leader and world-class brewery. For us, exploration has been the line that has supported that growth over the years.  

We find people who know it’s not just about craft, but about questing, questioning, transforming “What If” into “Here’s How,” by way of an experiment so crazy, it just might work. We have an open invitation to anyone interested in bringing their experience & desire to discovery, to help with the exploration. Join our teams on the road less traveled in Lakewood, NY, Pittsburgh, PA and Cleveland, OH. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Are you interested but without direct experience? That’s OK! If you can demonstrate a strong work ethic, ability to learn and follow standardize procedures, we will train you! With our training program, experience is helpful, but not necessary.

At STBC the Brewer/Cellar Operator will perform brewhouse and/or cellar operation duties at our Lakewood, NY location. These duties include performing daily production functions in the brewhouse, cellar required to meet daily production goals.

Reports to: Brewhouse and Cellar Supervisors 

  • Work smart & safely, including the proper use of required PPE
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe work area for themselves and team members
  • Add raw materials and process aids in the product at various production stages of the brewing process
  • Complete wort production using both manual and automated brewhouse equipment and processes 
  • Use of CIP system (Clean-In-Place), clean tank or line interiors (may be automated or manual process) 
  • Monitor production operations (fermentation & conditioning of the beer) on the computerized system; troubleshoot issues and report any anomalies to the supervisor  
  • Operate GEA centrifuge and transfer beer via other filtration methods 
  • Sanitary assembly of process parts (soft lines, pumps, tri-clamp fittings, etc.) 
  • General cleaning of stainless-steeltanks surfaces and exteriors 
  • Tank dumping, evacuation, and CO2 venting 
  • Tank breakdown and assembly 
  • Preparing, checking the concentration of, and using various cleaning solutions
  • Preparing, loading, and operation of the dry hop cannon
  • Weigh various ingredients and/or materials using a digital scale 
  • Identify and report mechanical problems to supervisor
  •  Perform basic maintenance task on pumps, valves, tanks, and process equipment
  •  Use small hand tools, including wrenches and a small propane blow torch  
  • Be able to work flexible hours across all 3 shifts with some weekend coverage as necessary 
  • Maintain proficiency in two of the following production areas: brewhouse and cellar 

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  •  High School Diploma, or equivalent
  •  Fundamental knowledge of the brewing process with formal brewing education preferred
  •  1-3 years of prior experience working in a Commercial Production Brewery or High-Volume Brew Pub
  •  Self-starter, able to work well independently, as well as part of a team
  •  Able to obtain our Forklift Certification after training
  •  Open to work flexible hours across all 3 shifts with some weekend coverage as necessary 
  • Physical Requirements – Frequently stand for the duration of the shift, walk, bend over, twist, kneel, climb, stoop and crouch. This position requires the ability to lift upto 55 pounds routinely and repeatedly and occasionally maneuver up to 170 pounds. Use their hands to perform fine manipulation, handle or feel, and must be able to reach with hands and arms.  
  • Identify product deficiencies (color, smell, taste). This requires having close, distance, colorand peripheral vision as well as depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  
  •  This position requires proper handling of hazardous materials and operation of complex moving machinery.  
  •  Work Environment– This position is regularly exposed to a damp, wet environment with hot liquids, airborne particles, chemicals, and moving machinery. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud. 
  • Alcohol Responsibility – The candidate must fully understand that they are a representative of not only the company, but of the alcohol beverage industry. They are to conduct themselves within the limits of the law and with concern to the education of responsible consumption at all times. This includes working hours, trade shows, festivals and while entertaining in the name of the company or its affiliates. Any poor reflection or legal matters that may arise due to poor judgment may be dealt with by means of disciplinary action up to and including termination.

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Exceptional Health Benefits
  • Flexible Schedules & Paid Time Off
  • Incentives & Bonuses
  • Generous Product Discounts
  • Opportunities for Growth Across 5 Successful Brands

Disclaimer 

This Job Description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  

Artisanal Brewing Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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