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Production Manager & Head Brewer, Luminous Brewhouse, Sheridan, WY

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  • Production Manager & Head Brewer, Luminous Brewhouse, Sheridan, WY


    Luminous Brewhouse

    504 Broadway St, Sheridan, WY

    Job Description & Position Summary:

    Luminous is a taproom and community focused brewery located in Sheridan, WY. Luminous has been open since 2013 and in the past 2 years has experienced growth of 96%. As the Head Brewer, you are autonomous and experienced, with the ability to take initiative in all aspects of managing our production facility. Ideally, you should have at least 3 years or more and experience on a 10-barrel brewhouse system or of similar sizes. You hold the value of servant-leadership and passion for craft beer and people. A drive for producing consistently high-quality beer should be shown through your daily activities, utilizing a great work ethic, a positive attitude and a desire to teach and learn new processes. Collaboration and humility are essential. We are a small business with a close-knit and dynamic team.

    Job Type: Full-time


    There are a lot of breweries that brew great beer. What makes Luminous unique is we also brew a contagious culture in our Taproom. This culture was created by enforcing our core values of choosing revering staff, focusing on the community, playing well with others, embracing innovation, supporting live music, welcoming families, brewing the highest quality of beer, and believing our customers’ voice should always be louder than ours. We are also affectionately known as Sheridan’s Living Room.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Proven experience in complex recipe formulation – we like creativity!
    • Positive and professional attitude that enjoys visiting with customers and accounts.
    • Inventory planning and management, ordering, organizing, and keeping inventory for all ingredients and chemicals needed
    • Documentation of all aspects of brewing, transferring, kegging, compliance, etc.
    • Knowledge and experience in packaging and cleaning kegs
    • Extremely quality-driven with a big focus on cleanliness and hygiene; must work clean, just not clean at the end of the day
    • Training/coaching cellarmen or assistants
    • Self-starter, proactive - able to work independently and shows initiative to make things happen and improve results
    • Creation and implementation of documents such as brewery SOPs, brew logs, etc.
    • Knowledge of chemicals used in operations/cleaning cycles and how to handle and use them safely
    • Proficient in yeast management procedures including cell density and viability counts, storing, propagating and harvesting yeast
    • Experience working successfully with mixed cultures and wild yeasts
    • Ability to work within MS Excel, Google Drive, and brewery management software
    • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards
    • Monitoring and maintaining all cooling equipment from freezer chests to a large glycol chiller and everything in between
    • Maintain all production equipment and small repairs to pumps, etc.
    • Ability to leave the egos outside of the workplace & make grievances right when needed; give and receive constructive criticism
    • Must have a positive attitude and want to be a part of a team that truly works together, not just talk about it
    • Experimentation with non-alcoholic options and seltzers
    • Maintenance of taproom lines, stock, and troubleshooting, as needed
    • History and ability to delegate and monitor tasks at hand.
    • Assisting with outdoor events and catered events
    • Additional requirements, as requested or necessary

    Other Required/Desired Abilities and Philosophies:
    • An innate drive to expand skill sets and to gain new knowledge
    • The objectivity to know the things you do not know and take direction when necessary
    • A work ethic that does not require constant re-motivation
    • A creative outlook and approach to solving problems and generating new ideas— we don't want robots!

    • Ability to lift heavy objects - i.e. kegs and bags of grain
    • Basic ‘handyman’ skills are a bonus as we have to maintain, repair, and create around our building

    We Offer:
    • $38,000-$46,000 annual salary DOE
    • Moving stipend & reduced rent

    Contact Information:

    Cooley Butler - Owner