Organizational Overview
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is a modern artisan brewery with a quality driven focus. We strive to progressively blend science and art through creativity and following our passion. Founded in Denver, Colorado in 2010, the brewery’s artistic creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeast and mature in oak, result in beers of extraordinary complexity.

Position Overview
The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for maintaining the safe and efficient function of the offices, brewing, packaging and warehousing operations at the production facility. This will include equipment maintenance, spare parts inventory, metal fabrication & repairs, troubleshooting & diagnosis of brewery systems in accordance with Crooked Stave’s Standard Operating Procedures as directed by the Packaging Manager.

Reporting Relationships
This position reports to the Packaging Manager and frequently collaborates with all areas of production.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Address process or equipment breakdowns quickly and effective to get production back on track as soon as possible
  • Monitor and maintain performance of the following critical brewery systems: boilers & associated steam delivery components; canning, bottling, kegging and associated packaging equipment; HVAC, glycol chiller, and refrigeration system; brewhouse, cellar, and auxiliary controls; mill and malt handling system; pumps, motors, and small equipment generally used in brewing
  • Establish and maintain Preventive Maintenance Program for all equipment
  • Order and maintain appropriate spare parts for all equipment
  • Ensure the efficient and safe operation of all equipment
  • Maintain a safe work environment in accordance with OSHA regulations and Crooked Stave safety standards
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness and organization around the brewery
  • Alert Packaging Manager immediately of any equipment performance issues that impact production schedules or impact beer quality
  • Help out on Packaging line when needed and requested by Packaging Manager
  • Other duties as assigned



Important Skills and Abilities
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with employees and management
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Crooked Stave packaging line
  • Strong sense of pride and responsibility in work
  • Strong ability to lead a team
  • Ability to manage multiple processes at one time
  • Strong work ethic Knowledge of steam principles, HVAC, boiler, and brewery process and industrial controls
  • Ability and willingness to into help in other areas of production
  • Experience with packaging lines
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work in diverse environments, flexible hours with some weekend and/or overnight shifts as needed



Qualification Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent, required
  • Ability to work independently as a self-starter with highly effective time management skills
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant technical experience in the brewing industry, food/beverage manufacturing, or similar production environment
  • Strong mechanical, electrical, welding, fabrication, plumbing, and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule when needed based on needs
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl
  • Ability to work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals



Physical Requirements

  • 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 required to stand for long periods of time, walk up and down stairs repeatedly, use a computer and other office equipment
  • Must be physically capable of standing for long periods of time
  • Must be physically capable of using hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting and carrying 55+ lbs. and maneuvering up to 165 lbs.
  • Must be physically capable of working in small and confined spaces
  • Must be physically capable of bending over, twisting kneeling for the duration of a shift



Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Work is performed in a mechanical and hot, cold, and damp environment
Work is performed individually and within a team setting as well
Regular communication between management and co-workers is critical

We employ people who continuously work hard and in doing so, have an immediate impact and figurative voice in our brewery. We encourage everyone at Crooked Stave to be motivated and to grow alongside our company. Every employee is an extremely important part of the Crooked Stave team and its future. To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter.