Cellar Person/ Epic van driver
The Beer'd Brewing Co.
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The Beer’d Brewing Company is a young brewery located in Stonington, CT. We brew and sell what we think is some of the best beer available. Most of our beer is sold face to face in our tasting room, but we are expanding our brand through the state of CT. This individual will be focused on cleaning equipment/kegs and maintaining a clean and organized production floor. The Cellar Person will report to the Lead Brewer and will also serve as the primary person responsible for moving materials and inventory between our new Brewery and the current brewery. This cellar person will also be required to aid our sales team in delivering to accounts in our self distribution market.
Minimum of a High school diploma or GED/TASC required
Minimum of 1 year professional brewing experience or successful completion of a professional brewing certificate program. We will consider candidates who have experience working in a craft brewery environment but not necessarily on the production side.
Flexibility to work varied shifts with advanced notice (e.g. some weekend and evenings)
Awareness of proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and demonstrated ability to follow safety procedures while operating in a manufacturing environment with industrial and mechanical equipment
Fork lift certification a plus
Knowledge of yeast cell counts and pitching rates useful
Passion and dedication in helping to make great beer
A discerning and educated palate preferred (e.g. Cicorone Beer Server Certification a plus)
Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
Key Responsibilities include:
Helping to maintain a clean, organized and safe production environment (e.g. scrubbing floors, cleaning benches, removing trash, etc.)
Delivering beer to local accounts
Cleaning kegs according to brewery SOPs
Performing basic cellar operations including conducting gravity readings, temperature monitoring, and dry-hopping
Cleaning of fermenters and brite tanks according to brewery SOPs
Packaging finished product (kegs/bottles/cans)
Maintaining stock of tap room cooler
Pulling and preparing shipments for distributors
Receiving, conducting inventory and storing shipments at warehouse
Transporting packaged beer and raw materials to/from our two locations
Additional Responsibilities may include:
Representing the brewery at beer festivals (local and those requiring overnight travel)
Back-up bartending in the tap room and during brewery signature events
The Ideal Candidate will possess a(n):
Positive and friendly attitude
Love for being organized
Extreme attention to detail
Exceptional communication skills to clearly and effectively articulate with the production team
Entrepreneurial team spirit: willing to take initiative and jump in where needed; resourceful in making suggestions and offering solutions
Critical thinking/problem solving skills: ability to quickly assess a situation and solve problems in a timely and effective manner
Proactive in anticipating potential problems or obstacles, including maintenance issues
Be receptive to continual innovation and improvements
Strong safety and quality mindset and diligence in adhering to SOPs
Possesses mechanical aptitude
Ability to manage and adapt effectively to multiple, changing priorities
Effective and efficient time management capabilities
Dependent independence: ability to work independently but also know when to seek direction/guidance appropriately and as needed
Physical Requirements/Work Conditions: The work environment and physical requirements are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Able to lift 67 lbs to waist height unaided and 170 lbs with mechanical assistance
Capable of standing for extended periods of time
Kneeling, crouching, bending, reaching in uncomfortable positions and for extended periods of time
Comfortable working in a noisy, industrial environment with exposure to wetness and extreme hot and/or cold temperatures and potentially dangerous chemicals (e.g. strong caustics and acids)
This is an entry level position, compensation will be based on experience.
This is a non-exempt position. Selected individual will be eligible to earn overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 in any given week plus tips earned when working front of the house.
Pay is biweekly based on hours worked.
Branded brewery clothing
Admissions to limited entry beer and industry-only events
Monthly beer allotment
How to Apply:
Send a copy of your cover letter and resume with salary expectations and subject line “Cellar Person – Your Name” to BryanB@beerdbrewing.com.