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    Position: Cellar Operator

    Taxman Brewing Company in Bargersville, IN (30 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis) is hiring a Cellar Operator. This is a key salary position in a rapidly-growing Belgian-style 2500 bbl/year microbrewery and restaurant. This position will have direct influence on cold-side development, as well as our rapidly expanding cooperage and sour programs.

    Key Responsibilities
    - Checking gravities, dry hopping tanks, monitoring fermentation temps and testing CO2 levels of conditioning beer
    - Coldside cleaning and maintenance, and record keeping of such activities
    - Handling CIP chemicals appropriately to ensure brewery and product sanitation
    - Improve and distribute procedures for barrel handling, conditioned environment, packaging transfer
    - Develop isolation procedures for sour program
    - Responsible for keg washer/racker maintenance, quality verification and use
    - Maintain good and competent records of all brewing activities to assist with all relevant federal, state and local compliance requirements
    - Oversee cellar workers and leverage towards a clean brewery environment
    - Source cellar equipment (barrels, racks, auxiliary equipment)
    - Organizing/managing beer cooler and rotating inventory as needed

    Additional Responsibilities
    - Assisting brewers as needed, and/or assigning cellarworkers for brewhouse assistance/cleaning
    - Yeast handling and maintenance
    - Keg washing & racking
    - Packaging of bottled and canned beer
    - Draft system cleaning and maintenance
    - Pulling and loading orders for distribution
    - Attend industry related events and give brewery tours as needed
    - Educate tasting room staff on production and beer styles
    - Identifying and/or responding to potential or current hazards, and correcting as appropriate and/or reporting to management
    - One-off special beer development
    - Festival and technical seminar participation (weeknights and weekends)
    - Ensure the brewery is presentable during in-house tours and/or events

    - Must be 21+
    - Brewery cellar experience and/or brewing-related associates/certificates strongly preferred
    - Business/logistics/organizational background ideal
    - Mechanical aptitude a plus
    - Strong planning, organization and professionalism
    - Strong interpersonal skills
    - Work well in undefined circumstances
    - Ability to work safely in an industrial environment, including (but not limited to) using sanitation chemicals properly, utilizing appropriate PPE and identifying/correcting potential workplace hazards
    - Ability to lift 60 lbs, shift 160 lbs
    - Willing to be flexible with work schedule (nights and weekends as needed)
    - Ability to maneuver in enclosed spaces and on ladder elevations
    - Clean driving record (no moving violations in the past 12 months)

    Please contact with cover letter and resume.
    Last edited by TaxmanColin; 07-14-2015, 04:50 PM.