Lead Brewer

Mark Anthony Brewing

Columbia, SC, USA

Full time

Jan 13

Mark Anthony Brewing is hiring a Lead Brewer that will be responsible for monitoring the overall process and be a valued resource for the Brewing Operators to assist troubleshooting in order to ensure unforeseen process events are being addressed with a sense of urgency. This individual will also be responsible for the active management of the Brewing Operators to ensure daily completion of tasks integral to the operation and overall performance of the Brewery. The Lead Brewer will be cross trained in all areas and will be qualified to complete all tasks in the brewing, blending, kitting, sanitation, quality and maintenance areas.

This is your opportunity to be a part of an innovative team in a brand new, state-of-the-art brewing facility in Columbia, SC.

As a Lead Brewer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure continuous operation of process equipment through active operator management, process monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Audit operator performance to ensure quality inspection of product are being completed per the SOPs
  • Audit documentation to ensure it is completed which certifies completion of inventory checks, quality inspections, sanitation requirements, batch and blending production following SOP’s, and basic maintenance tasks.
  • Complete daily and weekly tasks using Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure sustained and repeatable quality and overall performance results.
  • Fill-in for Brewing Operators during vacations or other such absences when needed.
  • Ensure cross-training of team members, improve use of all available resources, and overall team proficiency.
  • Drive preventative and routine operator maintenance program including operator checks and lubrication of machinery and equipment.
  • Lead by example and drive all Plant and Safety policies and procedures within the Brewery, including wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Ensure team members are accountable to same.
  • Actively mentor, coach, and hold accountable brewing operators as it relates to safety, quality, productivity, continuous improvement and team harmony.
  • Successfully communicate job knowledge and process changes to the operations team members and management through various forms of daily communication (shift handover meeting, daily production meetings, email, action logs, work orders, etc.).
  • Effective escalation measures taken for safety, equipment and/or personnel issues for immediate resolution.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Associates degree, certification or higher within in a technical field preferred
  • 2+ years of supervisory / leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3+ years of Brewing/beverage experience in a production setting
  • Forklift experience a plus (certification not required)

The Lead Brewer position is well-suited for you if you have:

  • Excellent use of computer and software skills such as MS office, excel, word, and email
  • Solution oriented with non-traditional thinking, critical thinking, and efficient decision making driving root cause/corrective action ensuring all measurables are achieved consistently.
  • Reliable and punctual - must adhere to attendance and absenteeism policy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work while multitasking.
  • Have the shown ability to develop, motivate, and empower employees while encouraging an environment that promotes partnership and collaboration.

Relocation Available? No

Why work for Mark Anthony Brewing in Columbia?

Mark Anthony Brewing, the 4th Largest Brewer in the United States, will be opening our revolutionary, state-of-the-art brewing and packaging facility in Columbia, SC in mid-2021. It is the largest, most advanced brewery built in the United States within the last 25 years. The over one million sq. ft. facility will employ a team of over 300 people with a shared passion for quality and doing what’s right. Come join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey as we start up our flagship facility in Columbia, SC.

Mark Anthony Brewing Inc. (MABrewing) provides supply chain management for and produces category-defining brands like the iconic White Claw® Hard Seltzer, Mike’s® Hard Lemonade, Mike’s® Harder® Lemonade, Cayman Jack® and MXD. We are a disruptive innovator and true high performer are proud to produce the best tasting products in the brewing industry.

Our collaborative culture is unapologetically fast paced, entrepreneurial, and results driven. We act like owners and embody a sense of urgency and pride in everything we do, while ensuring we always overdeliver on quality. We treat each other with humility, authenticity and celebrate our diverse and inclusive culture, in which everyone can thrive. Safety is paramount, and we are proud to provide a safe and healthy work environment in each of our state-of-the-art facilities.

People are the most important ingredient at Mark Anthony Brewing. Each team member makes an impact on our family-owned business and we share a genuine entrepreneurial spirit and relentless drive to always raise the bar. Together, we nurture a deep sense of community in our organization with a true passion and love for what we do.

Our common purpose is to continuously innovate, think differently and always overdeliver on quality for our customers and consumers. Despite everything we have achieved we take nothing for granted, remain humble, and our success inspires us to push the boundaries of innovation and creativity even further. If you are curious, collaborative, focused and thrive in a fast-paced environment and are looking for a long-term role with a company that is transforming the industry – while having some fun - we want you to consider joining our family!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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