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  • Brewer 1

    There’s Always a Seat at Our Bar

    The Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993 and has always looked to the future – whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or fueling stories, songs, and experiences with our IPA. Wherever you go: Beer Speaks, People Mumble.

    What You’ll Get
    • Benefits – Awesome coverage for: Medical, Dental & Vision
    • Time off - Approx 33 days off in your first year (combo of vacay, holidays and personal days)
    • Retirement – up to 5% contribution on 401K plan
    • BEER – and non-alcoholic Lagunitas beverages
    • Schwag – 50% off food and merch
    • Gym Membership - $50 monthly reimbursement for that beer belly (or at least to prevent it)
    • Pet Insurance – keep your fur babies covered with pet insurance options
    • Skills to Pay the Bills – professional development, 24/7 operation
    • Opportunities – Expand your horizons in CA, Chicago . . . the world!
    • Shift: 3rd shift from 7pm-5:30am (4 days 10hr shift schedule). Brewers work either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday schedule
    • It’s Friday, Ya’ll – Get Paid every other Friday: Starting at $25-26/hr
    • Bonus – up to $1,600 quarterly bonus

    The Gist

    A Brewer 1 performs autonomous operation of one area of brewery: Cellar, Filtration, or the Brew house. In the cellar, the brewer is responsible for the key activities that bring wort to finished mature beer ready for transfer. While in filtration, the brewer is responsible for monitoring all aspects of beer centrifugation, filtration, and ensures the product is ready for Packaging. In the brewhouse the brewer is responsible for all wort in progress; monitoring automation software in the control room and communicating discrepancies with other levels of brewing management.

    Applying safety agenda is the daily job, operate and execute in quality way process and product, while improving the key performance indicators and production losses. A Brewing Operator 1 at Lagunitas Brewing Company can be responsible for monitoring aspects of wort production in a Rolec 250 BBL / 80BBL, cellaring, or filtering facility. Focuses on CIPS and on building the base (actively using and embedding TPM as way of working) of SOP’s in one area of brewhouse education while improving business performance.

    What You’ll Do

    Safety & Food Safety
    • Works in line with the defined and implemented HEINEKEN Safety, Food safety and Sustainability standards, in the Brewing department and local Lagunitas Brewing Company regulation(s).
    • Contributes, applies, and follows Safety agenda in Brewing department. Assures removal of all the waste from the department premises.
    • Is a member in safety teams, where safety tasks are executed and sustained at the required level.

    Quality of the Process & Product
    • Makes timely supply of all raw, auxiliary, and cleaning & disinfection material at the place of use.
    • Makes basic inspection of the materials to be sure that quality is not compromised.
    • Monitors quality of the product & process.

    TPM & Continuous Improvement
    • Executes 5S, Tagging process, CILT. Visual Management and applies problem solving tools.
    • Participates in improvement teams.

    Process, & Equipment Management
    • Operates and executes all brewing operational process(es) of one trained area (cellar, filtration or brewhouse) in line with the valid standards and operating procedures (in standard conditions).
    • Manages documentation and reporting of the area of working till his/ her/their level of authority.
    • Contributes to the continuous improvement activities and in case of deviations reports it to the Brewing Supervisor.
    • Operates with all machines / process(es) in trained area of the 250/80-barrel brewhouse.

    What We’re Lookin’ For
    • Minimum High School Education or the Equivalent
    • Preferred Formal training and certification from recognized brewing school (Siebel, Doemens, ABG, etc.)
    • Preferably in beverage with operation shop floor experience:
    • Working with a 50 BBL or larger brewing system preferred
    • Working with a centrifuge and sheet filter preferred
    • Ability to perform a variety of brewing calculations
    • Strong working knowledge of CIP, COP, and sanitizing principles
    • Working knowledge of pneumatic systems, industrial electricity, mechanical power, steam generation and distribution, industrial refrigeration and sanitary process piping and systems strongly preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work independently
    • Must be a Team Player
    • Must be able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong knowledge of craft beer and the brewing process
    • Ability to work with various computer programs including Microsoft Word & Excel
    • Willing to work weekends, evenings, and holidays; acceptance of varying and flexible schedules · Punctual & reliable

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Brewing / Biotechnology, etc.
    • TPM / Lean / 6 Sigma, etc.

    Key Relationships
    • Reports directly to the Brewing Supervisor
    • Internal: Brewing, Packaging, Maintenance & Engineering, Quality, Planning and Warehouse + Distribution

    Come as You Are

    At Lagunitas, we welcome people (and dogs) from all walks of life. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, has a home here. Love, progress, and acceptance will always have a seat at our bar.

    Apply now »