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  • Localize Craft Beer. Become a Maltster! -- Now Hiring for Prodcution Team

    Localize Food Systems. Become a Maltster!

    Join Our Growing Team

    Blue Ox Malthouse is a craft maltster, processing local grain just north of Portland, Maine. We’re looking for several team members to process local grains for craft breweries around New England and the Northeast US. Our mission is to grow sustainable markets for local agriculture products, connect people with their community, and push possibilities in malt, grain, and beer.

    We value Hard Work, Ability to Learn New Skills, Attention to Details, Dedication, Integrity, and Professionalism.

    We welcome and encourage diverse candidates from all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, races, and experiences to apply. If you don't shy away from physical labor and want to learn a trade as part of a growing company, then come join our team!

    Open Production Team Positions:

    Requirements for all positions are the same and shared below. Any specific considerations for a position will be discussed during a phone interview.
    • Weekday Morning Team Member: This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position working a Mon-Fri schedule, 5 AM - 1 PM.
    • Weekend Team Member: This is a part-time position (10-16 hours per week) working a Sat-Sun schedule.
    • Weekend/Weekday Team Member: This is a full-time (35-40 hours per week) team member position working a Sat-Wed schedule.
    • Evening Team Member: This is a part-time position (5-6 hours per week) working a Sun-Mon and Wed-Thurs evening for 1-1.5 hours.
    What To Know

    Work Description
    • Responsible for assisting the Maltsters and Assistant Maltsters in performing the job duties necessary for processing batches of raw grain into malt and maintaining high quality standards
    • Warehouse Maintenance and upkeep (keep in a tidy and orderly fashion, take out trash etc.)
    • Order fulfillment including pull, stage, and document orders
    • You must be able to perform, and be comfortable with, physical labor.
    • Participate in staff and team meetings
    • Work as part of the overall team to support other projects
    • Participate in occasional trainings and professional development opportunities
    • Other duties as required and assigned
    • Schedule is 5 days a week
    • Some Holiday work required due to the nature of the malting process

    Job requirements
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Ability to learn and apply new skills.
    • Ability to endure physical labor and be on your feet for periods of 2-6 hrs.
    • Ability to shovel grain and green malt for periods of 1-2 hrs.
    • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs repeatedly without injury.
    • Reliable transportation to/from work.
    • Flexibility to meet adjusting work schedules.

    Job duties
    • Performing the required duties involved in malting, cleaning, warehousing, order fulfillment, and quality control of the malt.
    • Duties may change depending on the season and adjusting workloads.
    • Malting skills taught with on-the-job training

    Preferred Experience
    • Be over 21 years old.
    • Proper forklift operation.
    • Experience with hand and power tools.
    • Warehousing experience
    • Desire to learn about the malting industry.
    • Interest/passion about the craft food and beverage industry.
    • Malt and beer knowledge.

    • Starting Pay Range $17.00-$18.50 per hour depending on position
    • Employer subsidized healthcare (Full Time Positions)
    • Paid Time Off

    COVID-19 Policy: Consistent with Blue Ox Malthouse’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of recognized hazards, and to do our part to protect the health and well-being of our employees, their families, clients, visitors, and the vulnerable members of our community, Blue Ox Malthouse has adopted a policy to require employees to receive COVID-19 vaccines or apply for an exemption as allowed by federal law. Our full policy will be provided to candidates upon request and prior to employment.

    To Apply:

    Email a message to and include within your email:
    1. Your contact information including phone number,
    2. Which position(s) you are applying for, and
    3. A summary of your work experience or an attached resume (preferred)

    A phone interview will be scheduled with qualified candidates.