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Packaging Lead & Cellar Assistant - Resident Culture Brewing Company - Charlotte, NC

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  • Packaging Lead & Cellar Assistant - Resident Culture Brewing Company - Charlotte, NC

    Resident Culture is a five year old locally owned and operated brewery located in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte, NC and we are expanding our production and looking for someone to grow with us. We have a strong focus on carefully crafted lager beer, assertive hop forward ales, fruited sours, and barrel aged stouts and mixed culture ales. We consider our beer quality to be extremely important but secondary to how we treat our employees and the human connections we make. We highly value each of our employees and have created a tight family community amongst our staff and are looking to expand our family by adding a full time lead packaging operator and cellar assistant to our team. In addition to finding someone with the necessary technical skills and experience we are principally looking for individuals who are good fits with our company culture and core values.

    The new team member we hire will work closely with our our Lead Brewer, QA lead and Director of Brewing Ops to ensure the highest quality packaged product possible. This person will also help with a variety of other cellar, production and brewing tasks. Ideally this person should have a deep passion for beer and brewing and producing the highest quality product. We value the packaging team as highly as any other member of our brew team. We believe that packaging is arguably the most critical moment in a beer's life cycle. A perfectly brewed and cellared beer will be ruined if the packaging process is not done with the utmost care and attention. We are a fast growing brewery and anticipate opportunities for growth and promotion from within. If this person shows a good work ethic and aptitude we hope to cross train them in cellar operations such as brite tanks and fermenter CIP, beer transfers, and centrifuge operation.

    Benefits include:
    • Health (75% covered by us), Vision, and Dental Benefits
    • Flexible paid time off with no set limit on off days
    • Free beer
    • Opportunity to participate in and travel for beer events and collaborations
    • Competitive pay
    • Discounts at our two Charlotte locations
    • Paid professional educational opportunities
    Duties will include:
    • Managing a small team of one assistant to can beer with HIGH attention to Dissolved Oxygen pickup using our 6-head CODI CCL-45 Filler
    • Bottling of all clean barrel aged stouts using our two head Fillmore semi-automatic bottle filler/capper, including setup and breakdown of packaging lines, box building, pack off, walk in organization
    • Working with our Barrel Manager to bottle mixed culture beer using our 6-head gravity filler with
    • Occasional manual canning of mixed culture beer
    • Filling and cleaning kegs including setup and sanitation of kegging equipment as well as breakdown and cleaning
    • Regular brewery cleaning including regular cleaning of all equipment, periodic brewhouse and cellar cleaning and floor scrubbing
    • Taproom and walk in organization including rearranging full pallets of cans, kegs, and hop boxes
    • Helping to mill in grain for brew day
    • Regular beer sensory analysis
    • Eventually we hope to cross train this person to learn other important cellar tasks like brite tank and fermenter CIP and beer transfers
    Job Requirements:
    • Experience operating a canning line a huge plus
    • Mechanical aptitude and machine knowledge/interest a huge plus
    • Ability to be standing or moving entire 8-10hr shift
    • Ability to move a 160lb full keg onto a pallet
    • Ability to kneel, bend, crouch and work close to the floor
    • Clean driving record
    • Organized
    • Good communication skills a huge plus
    • Experience driving a forklift or electric pallet jack a plus
    • Ability to work on a team and support your fellow team members when needed
    We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military status, or political ideology in any of our activities or operations (and expect you to do the same).

    If interested, please email with resume and cover letter.