Cellar Position

Project Barley Brewing Company

Lomita, CA, USA

Part time

$18+ (hourly)

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May 19

Project Barley Brewing Company

Job Description: Cellar & Packaging Person

Reports to: Lead Brewer

Please send resume and cover letter to rives@projectbarley.com with subject line “Cellar Position”

Summary

Project Barley is a small award winning brewery operation in the South Bay of Los Angeles, CA, with 2 brewhouse/tasting room/restaurant locations (Lomita and Torrance) and a 1 tasting room/restaurant location (Redondo Beach). We have a strong focus on the taproom experience, with limited distribution. We have live music or other events almost every day at every facility. We produce a wide variety of beer styles and packaging formats and are currently producing around 700 bbl of beer annually, across both brewhouses combined. We are immediately in need of help with cellar management, keg cleaning, and packaging. Some opportunity to assist with wort production might be part of the job, as well, depending on experience. It is a great entry-level opportunity for a highly motivated person early on in their career in the craft beer industry. 

Location and Hours

  • The work will take place at either our Lomita facility at 2308 Pacific Coast Hwy or our Torrance facility at 1109 Van Ness Ave. Willingness to work at either location, as needed, is preferred
  • At least 24 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week. Typically 6 to 8 hour shifts. Set schedule or mostly set schedule preferred but there is some flexibility. 
  • Occasional opportunities for extra hours to work special projects or events, if desired and knowledgeable

Compensation and Benefits

  • $18/hour baseline and possibly more, depending on experience
  • Accrued PTO after a vesting period
  • Opportunity for rapid growth within the company
  • Employee discounts on beer, food, and merchandise
  • Training/educational opportunities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Equipment cleaning and sanitation (including kegs, casks, fermentation vessels, hoses, heat exchanger, mash tun, kettle, etc.)
  • Packaging (including kegging, filling casks, canning, and bottle conditioning)
  • Monitoring beers in process: take gravity and pH readings, check head pressure and temperature, monitor clarity and carbonation levels, work with C02 regulators and flow meters, taste and test for off flavors
  • Performing dry hopping and other additions to beer in the fermentation vessels, as well as trub dumps
  • Performing tank to tank transfers
  • Assisting with ingredients inventory and organization
  • General brewery organization and cleaning
  • Occasional working special projects
  • Occasionally working special events (if desired and knowledgeable)
  • Assisting with draft maintenance (if desired and knowledgeable)

Requirements:

  • Must be minimum 21 years of age
  • Must have a strong focus on safety
  • Must be honest and trustworthy
  • Must possess basic knowledge of the brewing, fermentation, and packaging process
  • Must possess basic knowledge of beer styles
  • Must come in focused and prepared to work hard and understand the day's objective 
  • Must conduct yourself in a professional manner. That includes complying with our anti-harassment policy, responsibly handling and working around alcohol, and serving as an ambassador for the craft beer industry and responsible drinking.
  • Must follow directions and Standard Operating Procedures completely
  • Must work well and efficiently in a team environment, but also be able to work well independently and unsupervised
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills
  • Must take of ownership and pride in the work and recommend process improvements
  • Must be able to work on a wide range of activities in a hectic environment 
  • Must Remain calm, flexible, and able to work through setbacks and emergencies and know when to ask for help
  • Must communicate clearly both written and verbally
  • Must have meticulous attention to detail and record keeping
  • Must have excellent time management and multitasking skills while maintaining quality work
  • Must possess at least high school-level science and math education
  • Must have familiarity with scientific unit conversions and be able to perform basic calculations needed for brewing
  • Must have familiarity with Slack and Google drive applications for group communication, collaboration, and record keeping
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 55 lbs
  • Must be able to move full kegs around the ground and onto a dolly
  • Must be able to safely climb a ladder
  • Must be able to occasionally work with pallet jack (pull moderately heavy loads) and walk behind electric lift (will provide training)
  • Must be able to stand for several hours at a time
  • Must be able to use small hand tools effectively
  • Must have reasonably good mechanical skills
  • Must be tolerant of frequent bending, stooping, pushing, lifting, kneeling, reaching, and repetitive hand and wrist motion
  • Must be able to work smart and safely around hot and boiling liquids and hazardous chemicals and equipment.
  • Must wear PPE when handling chemicals

Preferred, but not required:

  • Willingness and ability to work varied hours on occasion as needed
  • Previous commercial brewery or homebrewing experience
  • Some science or math education beyond high school
  • Familiarity with CIP processes and chemicals
  • Familiarity with beer sensory evaluation
  • Familiarity with cask ale and equipment
  • Familiarity with draft beer maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with jockey box setup and working beer events
  • Willingness to help with events occasionally
  • Have own vehicle and the ability to occasionally transport small amount of ingredients or supplies between brewhouse locations
  • Willingness to occasionally deliver kegs to other locations or accounts
  • willingness to occasionally perform brewing related errands such as get C02, Nitrogen, 02 tanks refilled, pick up last minute supplies, etc.

Professionalism and Alcohol Responsibility 

The candidate must fully understand that they are a representative of not only Project Barley Brewing Company, but of the alcohol beverage industry. With that said they are always to conduct themselves within the limits of the law and with concern to the education of responsible consumption. Additionally, we take our anti-harassment policy very seriously. These terms apply to working hours, after shift hours at the taproom, trade shows, festivals, and while entertaining in the name of Project Barley Brewing Company. Any poor reflection or legal matters that may arise due to poor judgment may be dealt with by means of disciplinary action or termination.

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.

Project Barley is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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