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Cellar Person - Torrance, CA

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    Cellar Person

    About Absolution:

    Absolution brewing company opened its doors in 2014. Over the last year and a half, we have completely revamped the brewery from an English ale focus to more modern tastes including one-offs, seasonals, and other crazy concoctions. This included condensing and reformulating our flagship beers. We distribute throughout California and have ramped up production/distribution each quarter of the last year.

    About the role:

    We are looking for someone that can execute any production and distribution aspects needed by the owner and/or Head Brewer. Must be able to meet deadlines, schedules, and be punctual. Must have the ability to contribute to a healthy work environment and help perpetuate the positive culture we want to instill. We are a smaller brewery (usually running around 3 people in the backroom at a time) where we all help one another.

    Duties include (but are not limited to):

    - Focus on safety and quality above all else. Meticulous in how they approach any tasks around the brewery

    - Proficiency in working with brewery SOP’s and concentrated chemicals

    - Responsible for CIP, sanitation and preparation of fermentation tanks, brite tanks and anything else needed by the Head Brewer. Must be meticulous with cleanliness and the aforementioned SOPs.

    - Responsible for raw material handling and organization including (but not limited to) mill operation and grist preparation

    - Help maintain all brewing equipment

    - Responsible for packaging and package preparation

    - Must be able to follow SOP’s for kegging finished beer and inventory control

    - Maintain a clean and tidy work environment

    - Responsible for soda production

    - Responsible for maintaining water tank levels including setting and blending with our reverse osmosis system

    - Responsible for doing small batch variants in our mini-brite tank

    - Responsible for keg washing and inventory or clean/dirty kegs

    - Must be able to build distro orders and ensure they are correct before delivery. Attention to detail is a must.

    - Record detailed data on brewhouse and cellar operations

    - Must participate in packaging responsibilities. Currently we ‘can’ beer once a month and they tend to be long days. Must be able to open brewery before the mobile canner comes and stay until brewery is cleaned up and put back together

    - Ongoing communication in every aspect is key

    - Self-driven, time management and completion of daily tasks assigned

    - Must be able to learn how to use labelling machine quickly and effectively

    - Must be able to drive freight truck to cold storage center and back

    - Must be able to follow proper dry-hopping procedures outlined by the Head Brewer

    - Responsible for all aspects of cleanliness in the cellar including (but not limited to) tanks, floors, walls, ceilings, clamps, gaskets and anything else used

    - Responsible for raw material handling and organization including (but not limited to) mill operation and grist preparation

    - Other duties as assigned


    - Availability throughout work week + weekends with flexible schedule

    - Ability to be in as early as 5 am (when needed).

    - Strong time management skills

    - Ability to think critically and multitask effectively. This is an important one!
    - Ability to operate a forklift (or learn how to)
    - Ability to lift 55+ lbs regularly, and safely move 150 lbs

    - Ability to safely handle concentrated chemicals on a regular basis

    - Ability to crouch, sit, stand, pull, push, bend, and/or twist while working in confined, wet, hot, and/or cold environments. Must be able to stand for entire shift
    - Ability to climb and work on a ladder

    - High school diploma. Brewing, engineering or other related education preferred but not required

    - Proficient in google docs


    - A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

    - Live reasonably close to Torrance, CA

    - Must have a positive attitude
    - Must love beer and having fun with co-workers!

    This is an entry level position. Previous brewing experience is preferred but not required.

    To Apply:

    Subject line in email should read “CELLAR PERSON”
    Send resume and cover letter to: (Please include 3 PROFESSIONAL references, personal references are not needed)

    Absolution Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer.