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  • Brew Master Need, Upstart Kombucha, Boulder, CO

    Title: Brew Master
    Job Type: Full-Time, Salary (exempt)
    Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
    Pay Range: 40-50k/annually, COE
    Perks: Lots o’ free booch, autonomy, and fun.

    About Upstart Kombucha: We are a fast-growing kombucha brand based in Boulder, Colorado. We’re committed to brewing the purest, most refreshing kombucha for consumers of all demographics. Upstart is presently selling throughout the region in grocery store chains and independent brick and mortars, alike.

    What We Expect:
    A positive, stoked attitude
    Self-awareness and a desire to learn and grow
    Contagious optimism and trust
    An entrepreneurial mindset

    Support Upstart Kombucha’s vision, mission and values
    Maintain organization and cleanliness within all areas of the warehouse and cold storage
    Promotes an atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork within the department and company
    Actively participates in a continuous improvement of culture
    Follows and develops standard operating procedures
    Creates and assists in the development (including recipe formulations) of new brands, products, and collaborations
    Assesses and ensures quality and consistency of existing core brands at all times
    Innovates new approaches through process or use of new raw materials in order to increase quality/stability of existing/future brands
    Sources and assesses raw materials for core brands and future brands to maximize resources
    Handles all shipping and receiving processes, including but not limited to distributor and direct orders, sample requests, etc.
    Processes orders (from production to delivery and payment) in a timely manner as agreed to by vendors and distributor partners
    Keeps in-depth and detailed production reporting and inventory management documenting each production day including but not limited to brew's completed, materials lost, bottles produced, and time spent on bottling line
    Performs inspection of product including but not limited to review for completeness, label check, taste, and visual inspection of final product
    Collect samples from production lines on a regular basis for testing
    Inspect various incoming products and raw materials. Identify and control non-conforming materials
    Perform all operational processes in brewery including working production line, brewing product from start to end, and maintaining a clean workplace
    Manages administrative work including but not limited to, documenting each production day including brew's completed, materials lost, bottles produced, and time spent on bottling line.
    Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly cleaning duties to ensure top notch facility condition
    Repairs and maintains equipment
    Manages production team and schedule
    Manages and takes total ownership over inventory and forecasting, in coordination with the sales team
    Takes lead in obtaining and maintaining certifications
    Works in accordance to HAACP plan and within FDA regulations

    2 + years of brewing and/or RTD experience
    Strong mechanical skills
    Bachelors desired, preferably with emphasis in brewing or food sciences
    Must be available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays (as needed)
    Certified in forklift operation
    Management of processes and people experience preferred
    Proficient in Google Suites

    Physical Requirements:
    Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    Ability to lift 60# bags and up to 75# using traditional methods
    Ability to be frequently exposed to wet conditions and work in extreme cold and heat
    Frequently exposed to strong and sometimes disagreeable odors
    Ability to work near moving mechanical parts
    Ability to work in a moderate noise level

    Equal Opportunity:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class
    The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position as a result of evolving business needs.