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Brewery Lead wanted at Two Beers Brewing - Seattle

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  • Brewery Lead wanted at Two Beers Brewing - Seattle

    Two Beers Brewing Company seeks FT Brewery Lead
    We are Two Beers and Seattle Cider Company, crafters of award-winning beer and cider in Seattle's Sodo neighborhood. We've been in the beer game since 2007, and cider since 2013. We work hard, play hard, and enjoy nothing more than relaxing with a pint after work in our beautifully designed 21+ on-site tasting room.
    Position Summary
    The Brewery Lead is responsible for supervising the beer-making process, from raw ingredients to packaging. Excellent organization, time-management and problem-solving skills are crucial skills required for this position. The Lead understands cost analysis and strives to reduce COG's. Hard work, teamwork, forward-thinking, mutual respect, and adhering to our values are crucial for success in this position.

    Key Job Responsibilities
    • Morning shift (7am-3pm) or (9am5pm) or later, to complete daily responsibilities.
    • Responsible for all stages of production, including but not limited to: brewing, SOP development, cellaring, safety adherence, Q/A, and improving productivity.
    • Training and developing new staff; supervising and production scheduling.
    • Operate production system in absence of Production Manager.
    • Responsible for the beer-making process, including wort production, transferring, clarifying, dry-hopping, testing, and all other process steps to assure quality.
    • Work the Production Manager to assure efficient and timely release of products.
    • Work with Quality Control Manager and submit Q/A of existing beers for QC.
    • Work the Supply Chain Manager to procure specialty ingredients.
    • Lead development of new and unique recipes to elevate brand awareness.
    • Work alongside Quality/R&D Manager to further educate staff and customers.
    • Attend weekly production meetings, on-and-offsite beer events, and trade shows.
    • Monitor, collect, and report data in EKOS on all active batches of beer in-process.
    • Record production numbers, such as loss and total volume produced, in EKOS.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in operating and troubleshooting brewery-specific mechanical and non-mechanical equipment, flowmeters, sanitary pumps, regulators, etc.
    • Ensure all sanitation and safety practices are implemented, and report violations.
    • Responsible for maintaining a high level of area cleanliness and organization.
    • Understand and adhere to all WSDA, TTB, OSHA and WSLCB regulations and guidelines.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Brewhouse and Equipment Overview
    • Premier Stainless 15BBL direct fire 3 vessel system with auger assist grain out
    • (2) HL tanks / (1) grain silo
    • 1BBL jacketed pilot system
    • Premier Stainless 2 head semi-automated keg washer
    • (8) 60BBL FV/Brights
    • (3) 60BBL Brights / (1) 45BBL Bright
    • (6) 30BBL FV/Brights
    • (3) 15BBL FV/Brights
    • Centrifuge
    • ProBrew Procarb In-line carbonator
    • Wild Goose dual 4x2 head filler 12oz and 16oz with can loader and box erector
    • Forklift and other industrial powered moving machinery.
    Education Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in Fermentation Sciences or related field - preferred
    Experience and Requirements
    • Minimum 3+ years of brewing experience in a production or brewpub position.
    • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.) Knowledge of EKOS is a plus.
    • Knowledge of brewery related hazardous chemicals and exposure procedures.
    Core Competencies
    • Integrity
    • Leadership skills
    • Sound judgment
    • Strong work ethic
    • Technical skills: brewing, science, mechanical
    • Laboratory skills
    • Communication skills
    • Ability to handle/resolve complex situations
    • Adaptable and imaginative
    • Organized
    Physical Requirements
    • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry grain bags ranging from 50 55 lbs. up steps.
    • Ability to wear personal protective equipment. Hearing protection equipment may be required; position requires alertness and ability to respond to equipment malfunction. Conditions in the production area can be cold, wet, slippery, and often noisy. Requires irregular shifts and long hours, handling hazardous materials, dragging, pulling, climbing ladders and stairs, working at elevated heights, and crouching.
    • 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 or possess verbal language skills, hear, see close and distant objects, depth perception, color, and peripheral vision, use of hands to type and grasp, and stand 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 employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an employee.
    Hourly, $22 – $26 /hour, DOE

    • Paid time off accrued hourly, up to two weeks per year for full time work, increasing as length of service increases.
    • Paid Safe/Sick Leave as mandated by the City of Seattle.
    • Ten paid holidays per year.
    • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance after 60 days (premium funded 75% by Seattle Cider and 25% by employee).
    • EAP and $15k life insurance policy.
    • Eligible for 401(k) matching plan after 6 months.
    • Free or discounted cider/beer/merchandise based on company policy.
    To apply, send cover letter and resume to