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Special Projects Production Specialist I

The Special Projects Production Specialist I reports to the Special Projects Manager and is responsible for many aspects of the day-today operations of the Special Projects cellar and warehouse. Duties include quality checks, transfers, tank CIP’s, filling and emptying of barrels, general upkeep and operation of the cellar, and following procedures and processes established for and approved by Modern Times Beer. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.

Follow established procedures to clean and sanitize FV’s, totes, and other vessels and equipment
Safely handle cleaning chemicals and use the prescribed amount for each task
Aseptic transfer of beer between vessels using pumps or pressure in the prescribed fashion
Process fruit and other ingredients for use in beer
Daily facility maintenance and cleaning
Equipment optimization and preventative maintenance
Microbe management, including the harvesting and pitching of yeast and/or bacteria in a sanitary manner and the occasional production of wort for propagation in accordance with SOPs
Assist in the carbonation and packaging of beer in kegs and/or a counter-pressure or gravity-fed bottling line
Safely and efficiently move barrels, totes, and other equipment and supplies with a forklift or pallet jack
Communicate within the department effectively via Slack
Be a team player and able to interact with all levels within the organization
Adhere to and enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations
Other tasks as needed
Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check
Minimum two years experience in a production brewery
Knowledge of barrel-aged and mixed-fermentation beers
Availability to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends as needed
Forklift certified and able to safely and efficiently operate a forklift, pallet jack and related equipment
Strong interpersonal skills and a love for meeting and interacting with people
Thorough attention to detail and desire to take initiative
Must adhere to company’s policies and procedures
The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
Extreme attention to detail
Able to think critically and adapt to situations as they arise
Able to stand for prolonged periods
Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
Able to manipulate valves and clamps
Able to regularly lift/carry 44-pound boxes
Able to regularly lift/carry 55-pound bags above waist level
Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
Able to lift/move 165 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance
Able to proficiently stack and move barrels on barrel racks
Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles
Able to both work and thrive in a high-stress environment that has a quiet to moderate noise level
Able to read and follow written English instructions
Able to safely navigate the tasting room and snack bar areas, including crowded spaces
Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors
Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards
**Applications Accepted Until This Role Is Filled**

- Modern Times is a partially employee-owned company, with 30% of our equity held in an Employee Stock
Ownership Plan (ESOP), guaranteeing employees the opportunity to earn equity in the company over time
- Health, Chiropractic & Acupuncture benefits (with a $142.00 per month employer contribution towards any plan)
- Dental benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Vision benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Life insurance (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Long-term disability (with a 100% employer contribution)
- Unlimited paid time off (pending manager approval)
- Eligible to participate in 401(k)
- Eligible for 2-month paid sabbatical after 5 years
- Radical beer and coffee perks

Full-time employees become eligible for health benefits on the first 1st after 30 days of employment (For instance, if your start date is May 15th, you’d be eligible for benefits July 1st).

Modern Times began as a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and many of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we're distributed throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Maui, the Pacific Northwest and select international markets. We operate a tasting room at the brewery, as well as in San Diego’s North Park community, and opened brewery/restaurant locations in Portland, Los Angeles, and Encinitas in 2018, with new California locations planned for Anaheim and Santa Barbara in the coming year. We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.

In the summer of 2017, we became California’s first-ever employee-owned brewery, with 30% of the company now owned by our employees and the goal of 100% employee ownership in the future. We think that’s pretty radical.

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Modern Times Beer strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.