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Oakshire Brewing seeks Cellar Operator (Eugene, Oregon)

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  • Oakshire Brewing seeks Cellar Operator (Eugene, Oregon)

    To apply for this position, please send BOTH a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to Oakshire’s H. R. Director at

    Objective: The Cellar Operator’s primary objectives are be a positive team player and to ensure all Oakshire beer is fermented, aged, and packaged in a clean and consistent manner, adhering to Oakshire’s high quality standards.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The Cellar Operator position reports to Oakshire’s Lead Brewer, will focus a majority of his or her time on cellar-related duties, but will also perform duties and responsibilities related to Brewing and QA/QC & Packaging:

    Cellar related tasks and duties:
    • Monitor and manage fermentation , including taking and documenting daily readings.
    • Perform vessel CIP.
    • Perform tank transfers.
    • Adjust tank temperatures.
    • Produce cold water extract coffee.
    • Perform dryhopping.
    • Carbonate finished beer.
    • General cellar cleaning.

    QA/QC & Packaging related tasks and duties:
    • Assisting in QA/QC program, packaging and conducting routine QC protocols.
    • Assist on the packaging lines, including bottling, canning and kegging of beer.
    • Research and lab work.
    • General QA/QC & packaging cleaning.

    Brewing related tasks and duties:
    • Milling and grain handling
    • Wort production
    • General brewhouse cleaning.

    Additional responsibilities as assigned by Oakshire’s Lead Brewer

    Required Skills
    • Unwavering positive attitude and commitment to making, cellaring and packaging the highest quality beer.
    • Motivated, hard-working, and demonstrated ability to learn and follow standard operating procedures and schedules.
    • Exceptional verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to efficiently manage competing priorities throughout the day while minimizing transition time between tasks.
    • Ability to learn and follow comprehensive hazard and safety programs.
    • Ability to recognize maintenance issues.
    • Mechanical skills sufficient to diagnose and correct small maintenance issues.
    • Working knowledge of raw materials, beer recipe design, and raw material performance throughout the brewing process.
    • Working knowledge of basic brewing and cellaring sciences.
    • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including day, swing or night shifts.

    Required Minimum Qualifications & Experience
    • Professional training and certificate at a recognized institution and/or a minimum of 1 years of experience in a production brewery or large brewpub.
    • Laboratory and QA/QC experience.
    • Forklift certification or ability to obtain on the job.
    • Experience participating in a sensory panel.

    Physical Demands
    The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee in the position described to perform the position’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Those physical demands include:
    • Frequently sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk and hear, and stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
    • Ability to lift and move up to 75 pounds and move kegs which may weigh up to 165 pounds using traditional lifting methods.
    • Ability to be frequently exposed to wet conditions, strong and sometimes disagreeable odors and occasionally caustic chemicals.
    • Ability to work near moving mechanical parts, to work in a moderate noise level using hearing protection, and to work in a cold environment.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    Oakshire Brewing offers competitive wages consistent with experience level and industry standards- this position will earn between $12.00 and $14.50 per hour, dependent on experience and demonstrated aptitude

    Oakshire Brewing also offers comprehensive benefits packages that are job classification determined and may include medical, dental, and disability insurance, 401K program with matching, paid time off, and plenty of fun. Complete job details are described in the Oakshire Employee Handbook.

    Please note: Oakshire Brewing reserves the right to revise the job description or to require performance of different tasks when circumstances warrant.

    To apply for this position, please send BOTH a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to Oakshire’s H. R. Director at