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  • Production Assistant - Saxapahaw, NC

    Haw River Farmhouse Ales, a small (1500bbl/year) family-owned craft brewery located in Saxapahaw, NC, since 2014, is currently interviewing candidates for a full-time Production Assistant position to join our small but dedicated brewery team. If you’re interested, please review the job description below, and if you think you're well-qualified and would like to apply for the position, begin the process by sending a brief introductory email and attaching a resume (to include a minimum of 3 references with current contact information) in PDF format to jobs@hawriverales.com with the subject “Application for Production Assistant Position.”

    Job Duties & Responsibilities
    • Assist with canning/packaging days at the brewery. This is a primary part of the role.
    • Perform routine cellaring operations under the oversight of the Head Brewer and Lead Brewer, including but not limited to: tank CIP/SIP, cleaning of vessel exteriors, keg washing, keg filling, inventories, etc... Professional experience preferred, but training provided. The motivated candidate will have room for advancement in this area.
    • Driving/learning to safely drive a variety of work vehicles, including 15+ft box trucks.
    • Preparation, loading and safe transportation of finished pallets of beer among locations.
    • Safe transportation of raw materials and supplies between locations.
    • Daily brewery maintenance and cleaning, as well as scheduled maintenance and cleaning days at both brewery and storage facility.
    • Accept/process deliveries at the brewery or warehouse (raw supplies, packaging supplies, etc...) and document appropriately. Forklift and pallet jack operation required; experience preferred, but training provided.
    • Participate in sensory/palate training.
    • Assist occasionally with off-site events, such as beer festivals.
    • Assist Head Brewer and Lead Brewer with other assigned tasks, such as inventory, logistics, etc...


    Desired Qualifications
    • High school/GED or higher
    • Safety consciousness
    • Eagerness to engage and learn
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently & as part of a team
    • Communicate clearly with all team members
    • Commercial brewery experience is a plus
    • Able to meet physical demands (see below)


    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for 6+ hrs at a time in both high humidity/heat environments, walk, climb, use hands to handle, touch & feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel & crouch, and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 55 pounds on a daily basis, and move/team lift up to 165 pounds, frequently in and out of vehicles. Specific abilities in this job also include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, as well as depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    This is a full-time hourly position (expected to be 30-35 hours/week, occasionally on weekends). For the motivated or experienced candidate, there will be the opportunity for more hours as their body of knowledge grows. Candidates will receive a competitive, living wage with prior experience and existent skills considered. Interested candidates should send a brief introductory email and a resume with references to jobs@hawriverales.com with the subject, “Application for Production Assistant Position.”


    Haw River Farmhouse Ales is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Haw River Farmhouse Ales also expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Haw River's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    - Haw River Farmhouse Ales Production Team​
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