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    Job Overview
    Tired Hands Brewing Company is looking for a qualified person to join our brewery team as the Dispensary Cellar Lead. This person will work with the Dispensary production team to produce and package our strange and beautiful beer, wine, cider, and coffee. The Dispensary Cellar Lead oversees day to day operations at the Dispensary. They will coordinate beer and wort transfers, vessel CIP, barrel management, adjunct additions, fruit processing, and packaging of beer, cider, wine, and coffee. Other tasks involved in the position include lifting, moving, pulling, and pushing 35lb+ cases of bottles, moving full kegs onto and off of pallets, driving a forklift, climbing ladders, working with chemicals, and working in a team environment. Members of the Dispensary Cellar team should have a positive attitude and keep an immaculately clean work space. Cellar members should expect between 35-55 hours of work a week.

    "The Dispensary" is the name we use for one of our facilities. It's a multi-use facility that houses our oak fermentation program, lab/QC, cold storage, and a fledgling R&D program. We currently have five foudres, around 100 barrels and puncheons, and a GAI bottling line. It's part of a small campus of facilities where we will also be roasting coffee, conducting fruit fermentations, and packaging beer and other liquids.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Working closely with and reporting directly to Dispensary Manager on a daily basis
    Modeling adherence to company policies, and treating others with kindness and respect
    Adhering to all safety protocols, and following and enforcing current SOPs in all aspects of production
    Assisting in developing new SOPs
    Maintaining an exceptionally clean and organized work space
    Ensuring production operations are completed as scheduled
    Communicating and documenting any need for schedule changes
    Efficiently packaging beer, wine, cider, and cold brew coffee in bottle, can, and keg formats
    Carbonating beer to prescribed volumes
    Adding prescribed amounts sugar and yeast prior to bottle-, can-, or keg-conditioning
    Operation of GAI 1006 bottling line
    Operation of Wild Goose canning line
    Processing fruit for beer, wine, and cider
    Adding prescribed amounts of fruits, adjuncts or hops during or post fermentation
    Working and coordinating with other facilities (Fermentaria, Brew Café, General Store) and other departments (Logistics, Sales, etc.)
    Staging packaging materials
    Coordinating wort and beer transfers from our other production facilities (BrewCafé and Fermentaria)
    Working with our Logistics department on inventory additions of finished goods
    Coordinating labor needs with Fermentaria staff for packaging and fruit processing days
    Managing inventories and reordering requests of packaging materials, chemicals, and supplies
    Managing Dispensary cellar staff members
    Assisting in hiring/promotion/training of Dispensary staff
    Assisting in maintaining adherence to SOPs
    Managing employee schedules & attendance
    Enforcing company safety & conduct policies, and SOP’s
    Assisting Dispensary Manager in managing small-format oak cellar (~100 barrels and puncheons)
    Using Ekos brewery management software to accurately record transfer and packaging yields, ingredient additions, as well as inventories for raw materials, work-in-progress items, and finished goods
    Cleaning stainless steel tanks, foudres, and oak barrel interiors and exteriors
    Working with Quality Control Department to conduct fermentation trials
    Transferring beer from non-pressure vessels: foudres, barrels, and totes
    Transferring beer from pressure vessels: cylindroconical fermentation vessels, grundies, and brite beer tanks
    Participating in blending sessions for beer, wine, and cider
    Managing physical documentation of all production operations

    Abilities and Skills:
    Experience working with oak
    Strong organizational skills
    Excellent communication skills
    Ability to utilize a computer and smartphone for email, Slack, and Google Suite applications
    Ability to record and manage documentation accurately in a timely manner
    Ability to kneel, stoop, and work in tight spaces, lift, move, pull, and push 35lb or more of materials, move full kegs onto and off of pallets, drive a forklift, climb ladders, and to work safely with chemicals
    Ability to retain confidential company knowledge
    Ability to function in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
    Ability to learn new skills and follow instructions consistently
    Ability to work with honesty and integrity.
    Ability to work independently and in team setting, with emphasis on thriving in team work
    Friendly, professional attitude
    Strong team leader qualities
    Excellent time management skills
    Ability to be flexible in both schedule and duties. This is not a 9-5 job
    Passion about creating beer and engaging with our brewing community

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    One to two years of experience working in a brewery or oak cellar in a leadership role
    Valid driver’s license with no restrictions
    Able to lift 35lbs; able to move 55lbs using tools such as a hand truck or a forklift
    Able to stand and work for up to 12 hours at a time, and kneel and stoop occasionally

    Desired Qualifications:
    Management experience
    Serious Positive Mental Attitude
    Mechanically inclined
    Forklift certifications and aptitude
    3 or more years working production in a craft brewery producing at least 5,000 bbls per year
    Experience with oak fermentation
    Experience with non-malt based fermentations (wine, cider, etc)
    Experience operating a Wild Goose canning line
    Experience operating a GAI bottling line

    Compensation and Benefits
    Competitive salary dependent upon experience and relevant qualifications. Tired Hands offers employee benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits may include paid time off, health and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, employee discounts, meals, and more. Tired Hands Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

    You may download a PDF or Word version of our application at

    We look forward to hearing from you!
    Last edited by TiredHandsHR; 03-26-2019, 01:26 PM. Reason: correction