Reports to: General Manager / Owner

Wage: $45,000 - $55,000 / year

Hours: This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week, based around production need. This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime, if necessary.

Position Overview:
Jack Pine is looking for a Head Brewer to take us to the next level. We’ve done a great job turning out a consistent lineup of beers over the past 9 years, outgrowing our original location and building our current brewery and taproom 5 years ago. It’s time to grow again and with that, we need someone to lead and grow our production team. We’re looking for someone with experience not only in brewing and packaging operations, but also in leading others. The ideal candidate gets excited about helping others grow their skill set and knowledge. As our brewing equipment begins to show its age, we will need someone that can dive head-first into maintenance and troubleshooting to keep us up and running as well as plan for upgrades and expansion.

Region Overview:
Our home town of Baxter and neighboring city of Brainerd function as the regional shopping center for the Brainerd Lakes Area boasting an excellent healthcare system, top notch schools and a thriving arts community. With no shortage of outdoor recreation activities from fishing, golfing, camping, hiking, world class mountain biking, and kayaking right in our backyard, this is a great area to work and play.
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Position Duties:
Provide a positive leadership example by actively mentoring, managing, and working with all production team members.

Lead production team meetings to cover company-wide communications and goals.
Collaborate with the production team to ensure quality of products and accurate execution of recipes.
Ensure effective communication and accurate documentation of all production activities.
Be proficient in all duties performed by production team and filling in on daily brewing tasks as needed.
Manage hiring and training of new production team members.
Collect and maintain all records related to brewing, cellaring, and packaging.
File all necessary label registrations and TTB reports.
Ensure the production space is always clean and presentable.
Facilitate future growth of the brewery through improvement of existing processes and planning equipment upgrades.
Collaborate and contribute as a member of the management team to solve production issues as well as issues in all other areas of the business.
Review projections with Wholesale Manager and schedule production batches accordingly to meet wholesale needs.
Plan production months in advance, but also be nimble enough to handle last minute changes as are often needed at a small brewery.
Manage all incoming materials to keep production on schedule and to keep cost goals in line.

Coordinate production schedule and the production team needed to execute the schedule.
Maintain, update, and train staff on all SOPs.

Oversee the safety program and ensure that all the tools and education are in place to provide for the safe operation of equipment and chemical handling.
Take ownership of maintenance, troubleshooting, and vendor repairs for all brewery equipment including, but not limited to, grain mill, brewhouse, boiler, glycol chiller, canning line (Wild Goose WGC-100), forklift, and delivery van.

Desired Skills and Experience:
Be aligned with our company core values of being Respectful, Open and Honest, Engaging, Dedicated, and Eager.
Previous brewery experience is required, additional experience on a canning line is preferred.
Experience leading, managing, or supervising others is required. Leadership experience need not be in the brewing industry, but must be applicable.

A positive attitude and willingness to take on new tasks and challenges is a must.
High mechanical aptitude is critical for success in this role. Must be able to troubleshoot faulty equipment and take charge to take care of any needed repairs to equipment or facilities.
Must be an exceptional problem solver, planner, and forecaster.
Must be proficient with multiple technology platforms such as Word, Excel, Google Suite, Slack, Email, Production Management Software (EKOS), etc.

Physical Requirements:
Able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs.
Able to work in a production environment that may be loud, slick, cold, hot, and humid.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs often and lift/maneuver 160 lb kegs occasionally.
Must be able to stand, lift, bend, and walk for a majority of a work day.
(must be 21 years of age or older)

To apply, visit our website jackpinebrewery.com/careers, or drop me an email at patrick (at) jackpinebrewery.com