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Do you measure twice and cut once? Are you someone that gets the job done right the first time, every time, and on-time? Do you care about giving back to your community and operating sustainably? You should apply for the Cellar Assistant position!

MadTree is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that inspires madness while being rooted in purpose. We offer a competitive compensation package plus great benefits like subsidized health insurance, a retirement plan with a match that begins day one, profit sharing, paid time off, and many other great perks.

POSITION: Cellar Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY: The Cellar Assistant works within the Production Department with responsibility for all cellar operations, sanitation, and clarification. The work contributes to MadTree’s purpose to cultivate a love of craft, mission to be the most respected brewery in the region, and aligns with the core values -- fun, integrity, sustainability, creativity, quality, leadership, community, and transparency. The Cellar Assistant will:
  • Exercise a high degree of autonomy and decision making to efficiently operate different components of cellar operations.
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail throughout the cellar process to ensure quality standards and operational efficiency is not compromised.
  • Communicates clearly with team members to ensure alignment with all roles and responsibilities.

  • Be an avid MadTree ambassador, embodying the purpose, vision and values at all times.
  • Accountable at all times for personal safety as well as the safety of those around them.
  • Alerts management personnel immediately to potential quality concerns.
  • Maintains a high level of initiative, independence, and productivity in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Performing all cellar operations: Ingredient dosing, Centrifuge/Filter operation, Fermenter CIP/Scrub/Sanitation, Checking Gravities/Monitoring fermentation (Including Glycol Controls), Brewhouse knockout sanitation, Yeast inventory management including cropping and pitching, yeast propagation system management, BBT cleaning and sanitizing, and serving tank transfers.
  • Accurately and completely follows all cellar SOPs and GBPs.
  • Identify and correct all front-line cellar and quality control issues. Escalate any issues that cannot be immediately resolved to Head Brewer and/or Cellar Lead.
  • Extensive accountability and inventory documentation and maintenance of accurate records.
  • Perform minor equipment maintenance.
  • Assist as needed with brewing-related operations: Milling, Mashing, Lautering, Boiling, Whirlpooling, Knockout, Grain out, Brewhouse Vessel CIP.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment.
  • May be assigned to independent quality-related projects, cross-training initiatives, and/or interdepartmental teams for research, innovation, or troubleshooting.
  • Support MadTree Brewing at public events as needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonably accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional brewing experience or equivalent education.

  • Cellar automation systems
  • CIP skid plus cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
  • Centrifuge
  • Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment
  • Dry hop skid
  • Powered industrial trucks

  • Attention to detail, ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards, and confidence to speak up and act when safety and quality are compromised.
  • Comfort with multitasking and maintaining efficiency and productivity.
  • Self-motivated, clean, thorough, and passionate about producing world-class beer.
  • Effective and frequent communication with manager and support staff, regardless of department or shift.
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to and advance protocol in a diverse work environment.
  • Proficient in Google and/or Microsoft Office suites.

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
  • Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The work environment is usually that of a brewery.
  • The employee occasionally works with hazardous materials.
  • The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.
  • The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment.