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Seeking Lead Cellar Person, Peak Drift Brewing Company - Columbia, South Carolina

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  • Seeking Lead Cellar Person, Peak Drift Brewing Company - Columbia, South Carolina

    Peak Drift Brewing Company in Columbia, South Carolina is looking for a full-time production team member to focus on cellaring operations at our regional craft brewery and co-packing facility. We want someone with a passion for brewing craft beer, diversifying the industry, and making the world a better place through thoughtful practices. The lead cellar person works closely with the Lab Manager on fermentation monitoring, executing action items once each step of the fermentation process is verified. They are the point person on all post-fermentation liquid handling and processing. This position assists production management in coordinating tank cleaning, sanitizing, and other cellar tasks between cellar staff by updating real time completion of scheduled items to meet or beat production deadlines.

    We are accepting either a traditional written resumes or a video or audio recording detailing your training and experience relevant to this position.

    A Successful Applicant:
    • Must be 21+ years old
    ​​​​​​ Should have two years of professional experience in beverage production, preferably with post-fermentation processing equipment knowledge of centrifuging, filtration, or flash pasteurizing
    • Is ideally, but not required to be proficient in Forklift operations
    • Can follow directions and protocol but is able to reevaluate and adapt SOPs for non-standard circumstances
    • Can work independently, but knows when to ask for assistance
    • Able to work safely with all materials and equipment involved in operations
    • Has strong skills in communication, organization, record keeping, and time management

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Operating the centrifuge (GEA Westfalia), Flash Pasteurizer (IDD), and Dealcoholization Membrane Filtration system (GEA)
    • CIP/SIP of process tanks and equipment
    • Fermentation and other process monitoring
    • Dry hopping, fruit or flavoring additions, clarification aid additions
    • Yeast handling
    • Anticipating problem areas and troubleshooting solutions
    • Tank inventory management and recordkeeping
    • Continuously looking for areas of improvement for safety, quality, or efficiency
    • Working with Quality department on issues and improvements
    • Being a Peak Drift Brewing Company ambassador whether on or off the clock

    Specific Physical Demands Required:
    • The use and wear of personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Ideally, but not required to routinely lift or maneuver up to 55 lbs and slide, push, or roll up to 170 lbs
    • Requires bending, squatting, pulling, pushing, grasping, standing for long periods of time
    • Involves long periods of varying conditions such as loud, wet, humid, and very hot or cold

    • you don’t have a lot of formal education - the right skills and the desire to learn are more important than a piece of paper that says “you know this much stuff”
    • you think you are “sort of” qualified but not 100% qualified – you have nothing to lose! Your application gives us the opportunity to meet new people who may bring great things to the table above and beyond the day-to-day tasks of this position.

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    This position includes a competitive salary based on experience and benefits package. Peak Drift Brewing Company is a beer and beverage production facility in Columbia, SC. Our mission is to create world-class, innovative craft beers, hard seltzers, hard ciders and more with our state-of-the-art brewing facility while building a stronger community around us. Through our work, we strive to bring diversity to the pool of industry personnel from the ground up to inspire a more inclusive consumer base everywhere.