Cellar Operator

Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Full time

Feb 14


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform duties necessary to maintain a clean and sanitary fermentation cellar.
  • Follow established SOP’s towards accomplishing all needs associated in processing from receipt of wort from brewhaus through fermentation process to finished and ready to package beer. Included, but not limited to, centrifugation, inline carbonation and pasteurization of beer in process.
  • Clean and maintain all cold side brewing equipment through packaging tank.
  • Maintain and improve overall sanitation and safety levels of brewery.
  • Monitor fermentation profiles, progress, and temperatures of vessels and glycol system.
  • Demonstrate appropriate sensory skills to identify typical flavor profiles for Founders branded beers, as well off-flavors.
  • Contribute to brewing process as directed in adding of various ingredients to beer.
  • Participate in all factors of barrel aging program including filling and emptying, logistics handling and sensory evaluation.
  • Assist other departments when time allows.
  • Assist in managing inventory and process scheduling through use of Orchestrated Beer and Warehouse Management Systems on a daily basis. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                 

  • Good candidates must fit in with our enthusiastic and hardworking team environment.
  • Must be a very good communicator.
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude. 
  • Candidates should be serious about safety, quality and cleanliness. 
  • Candidates need to be able to lift up to 100 pounds, be able to twist and turn, be able to reach over your shoulders, and work in standing/walking/ crouching position at a steady pace and love to clean. 
  • Experience in sanitary food or beverage processing.
  • Constant cleaning and frequent maintenance is required.
  • Availability to work days, nights, and weekends is necessary. 
  • HS Diploma or equivalency required. 

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