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  • Assistant Master Brewer - Napa Smith Brewery - Napa, CA

    Assistant Master Brewer Job Description for Napa Smith Brewery

    Creating handcrafted award-winning beers, Napa Smith is the only production brewery located in the Napa Valley. While we are a small independent brewery, our story is linked to the very beginning of the craft beer movement. All of our beers are “Brewed for Food” through our balanced use of roasted malts and aromatic hops, and we believe they should be invited to the dinner table just like a bottle of fine wine.

    We are proud to feature the beers of America’s most experienced craft brewer – Don Barkley. Don started making craft beer in 1978 at the New Albion Brewery, America’s first new independent brewery since Prohibition. He went on to help found Mendocino Brewing Company, and during his 25 years there as Master Brewer, Don became an icon, creating such legendary beers as Red Tail Ale and Eye of the Hawk Select Ale.

    We have a unique opportunity for the right candidate seeking to advance their brewing career. Our culture reflects the fun and excitement of making great beers but never loses the focus that good business practices support the craft brewing lifestyle.

    The Napa Smith Brewery is focused on ACTION! Leadership style is direct and efficient. Leaders are evaluated based on performance and are expected to set objectives, demonstrate leadership and management, and take a hands-on approach. Individuals who outperform their peers are perfect candidates for growth and promotion.

    Facilities
    • 15 barrel brew kettle
    • Recently expanded from 4,000 barrel to >13,000 bbl capacity
    • 100 bottles per minute bottling line
    • 1/2 & 1/6 barrel draft

    Job Purpose

    The position of Assistant Master Brewer provides operational support to the Master Brewer. The Assistant Master Brewer will be responsible for all aspects of the production process and will report directly to the Master Brewer.

    Candidate Profile

    The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate leader well versed in brewing technology. This candidate is a self-starter with an intrinsic pursuit of perfection and should be high energy with a commitment to excellence. The candidate must be results oriented, ambitious, and above all, customer focused. Strong attention to detail, procedure, and process is required.

    Core Competencies


    • Integrity
    • Creativity
    • Tenacity/Persistence
    • Judgment
    • Hard worker
    • Technical Skills
    • People Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Ability to handle/manage/resolve complex situations
    • Adaptable and Imaginative – Excels in the absence of guidance.
    • Organized
    • Budgetary Skills – Ability to execute against a budget
    • Fact Based Reasoning


    Key Job Responsibilities

    • Oversee all stages of production including but not limited to brewing, safety, quality, and productivity, Brewery reporting, Operate production system in absence of Master Brewer

    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Fermentation Sciences or related field - required
    • Master’s Degree in Fermentation Sciences or related field - preferred

    Experience Requirements

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a brewing position

    Physical Requirements

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
    talk and hear; see - close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color and peripheral vision; sit, stand , walk; lift 50 pounds repeatedly and up to 75 pounds occasionally; use of hands to type, grasp, feel and reach; work on their fee on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.

    This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

    Contact Information

    Submit resumes, on line only, to: mike@napasmithbrewery.com
    Visit: www.napasmithbrewery.com
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