JOB DESCRIPTION - CELLAR OPERATOR (LATE SHIFT)

SUMMARY

The primary responsibility of the Cellar technician is to oversee all cold-side operations including separation, CIP, dry hopping, transfers, and barrel racking among many other tasks. Working brewery experience or a diploma from a comprehensive brewing education program is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundational knowledge of brewing science, a passion for making beer, and a variety of food or beverage related experience. The Cellar technician must coordinate with the Brewing, Packaging, and Quality staff to effectively manage the processing of beer to meet the demands of the production schedule. Secondary responsibilities include daily assistance with packaging operations. A focused, intelligent, and hardworking individual will be able to advance very quickly in this position. Requires evening work of scheduled 40 hours per week but also the ability to work long flexible hours. Shift times may fluctuate on a daily basis with most shifts beginning at either 2pm or 4pm and ending 8.5 hours later on average.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Transfer and carbonate beer
2. Cleaning In Place (CIP)
3. Inventory management
4. Prepare recipes for the following shift
5. Package beer in kegs and bottles
6. Post-packaging clean-up
7. Prepare packaging inventory for future orders
8. Clean, clean, and clean some more.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Basic knowledge of beer production and manufacturing environments.
2. Knowledge of procedures and requirements of brewing.
3. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make proper decisions in handling incidents.
4. Ability to execute tasks as directed in a timely manner.
5. Ability to anticipate equipment and other needs.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
2. Formal brewing education program or equivalent experience in a brewery.

CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS

1. Applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license and a current working home/mobile telephone with a number that can be accessed by building management personnel for contact purposes. The applicant must furnish a driver’s license number and/or driving record upon request for purposes of insurance approval. Employee must be able to obtain appropriate forklift certification in order to perform the duties of the position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, requests for proposals, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
2. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
3. Ability to deal effectively and courteously with employees, user groups, their representatives and the general public.
4. Ability to speak and understand English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

1. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
2. Ability to compute rates and calculate figures such as proportions and percentages.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to remember previously learned material such as specifics, criteria, techniques, principles, and procedures; ability to grasp and interpret the meaning of material; ability to use learned material in new and concrete situations; ability to break down material into its component parts so that its organizational structure can be understood; ability to recognize casual relationships, discriminate between behavior mechanisms, and identify elements that are relevant to the validation of a judgment; ability to put parts together to form a new whole or proposed set of operations; ability to relate ideas and formulate hypotheses; ability to judge the value of material for a given purpose on the basis of consistency, logical accuracy, and comparison to standards; ability to appraise judgments involved in the selection of a course of action; ability to identify choices and potential outcomes, determine importance of outcomes, combine information to prioritize options and make decisions based on the best and most important choice.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
2. The employee frequently is required to walk.
3. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
4. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 150 pounds.
5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places.
2. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
3. The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to extremely loud.

CONCLUSION

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. This is not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Further, this job description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of any employee under his/her supervision.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Geoff@alewerks.com