We are currently looking for a Full-Time Cellar Person to join our team in Baileys Harbor, WI. You'll work directly under our Head Brewer to assist with beer production and packaging, with a focus on cellar work, wort production and packaging line operation. You'll also have the unique opportunity to help with our koelschip production, barrel room aging/fermentation, and hop/yeast experiments. We don't hire production employees often—this is a rare opportunity to get your feet in the door, with the possibility to move up in our company and get familiar with a bunch of aspects of the beer making process. For full job description and qualifications, please see below.

Position Summary:

Assisting with beer production activities with a focus on cellar work, wort production and working on the packaging line.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow all safety procedures and adhere to all company policies and procedures, including the safe operation of equipment and helping to maintain a safe, clean work environment that includes general housekeeping and warehouse duties.
  • Effectively communicate in a cross-function, cross-departmental TEAM environment. Communicate all pertinent batch related information.
  • Accurately follow SOPs and understand specific beer process terminologies.
  • Understand brewing and cellaring processes, along with CIP, sanitation and sterilization techniques.
  • Produce quality wort according to SOPs by hitting target gravities, IBUs, colors and volumes, as well as other metrics.
  • Perform daily job duties, including, but not limited to, CIP, milling, operating brew house, wort transfer, yeast pitching, fermentation monitoring, general cleaning, and beer tasting.
  • Operate forklifts and other operating equipment as trained and directed.
  • Monitor individual batches and fermentation of individual tanks of beer, record batch performance, and raw material quality and performance.
  • Comfortably work with chemicals of varying composition and maintain adherence to safety standards at all times during routine cleaning of brewing equipment.
  • Work hands on at assisting and/or leading each unit of operation as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Cellar Work:

Work under the guidance of Head Brewer to prepare tanks for production, transfer, and packaging in accordance to schedule.

  • CIP tanks
  • Transfer and carbonate beer
  • Keg beer as directed by Head Brewer
  • Process beers in accordance with the brew schedule
  • Perform daily gravity checks on all fermenting beer
  • Harvest yeast and follow proper yeast storage protocols
  • Crash and dry hop beers as needed


Cold Storage Organization:

  • Replenish tap room and local rack, reorganize and consolidate kegs as needed
  • Organize distribution shipments in accordance with weekly pick-up and delivery schedule
  • Assist in bottle and canning runs


Assist in Brewing Operations with a focus on Wort Production Training:

  • Unload and organize grain shipments
  • Brew Day assistance, CIP, and clean-up
  • Train in wort production and brewing procedures with the goal of brewing independently within 3-6 months


General Maintenance and Cleaning:

  • Restock raw materials and product as needed
  • General brewery cleanliness and upkeep
  • Monitor overall cleanliness of vessels, including brew deck, heat exchanger, and packaging machinery
  • Monitor valves, hardware, and gaskets on all vessels, flag if damaged
  • Change valve gaskets, tighten screws, etc. as needed
  • Perform weekly, monthly, and quarterly maintenance in accordance with the maintenance checklist


Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Safety and Security: The individual observes safety and security procedures and used equipment and materials properly.
  • Problem Solving: The individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gather and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Planning/Organization: The individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Quality Control: The individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality, and applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Quantity: The individual meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.
  • Adaptability: The individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability: The individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.


The ideal candidate for this position would possess the following qualities:


  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as a team
  • Ability to take directions from Head Brewer
  • Self-motivated and thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Extremely strong project management skills with a propensity for enacting positive change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Loves to work hard and have fun!


Physical requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Heavy physical work, including climbing stairs, moving full kegs, pulling hoses, etc.
  • Willingness to work in wet, hot and cold conditions
  • Willingness to work in consistently loud environments
  • Ability to work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs


Full-time benefits include health and dental insurance, paid time off, 401-k, employee discounts, and more (as outlined in the employee handbook).

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to danny@haciendabeerco.com and brendan@haciendabeerco.com.