Director Of Brewing Operations

Lakewood Brewing Company


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Lakewood Brewing Company is a fast-paced, family owned and operated brewery looking for a motivated and passionate individual to join our brewing team. We are one of the largest breweries in North Texas and are known for brewing consistently high-quality beers. We have a 3 vessel semi-automated 30bbl brewhouse and fermenters ranging from 30-180bbls. We brew up to 18 different styles per year including barrel-aged beers. Check us out on the web for a complete beer lineup: http://lakewoodbrewing.com/ 

 

Join our team and help lead a crew of brewers crafting our beers, as well as growing with us. We seek a knowledgeable leader willing to take on the tasks of a growing brewing production, who has the foundation of experience to tackle increased production, brewing innovation, barrel aging, packaging and more.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead our brewing team in innovating new styles and recipes
  • Leading a team in producing a high volume of quality beer in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Writing and communicating a shift schedule for all brewing, cellar and packaging staff.
  • Working with Logistics Coordinator to ensure all orders are met; ensuring no out-of-stocks, and that all orders received are fulfilled in full.
  • Maintain set levels of product back-stock.
  • Work with President and Logistics Coordinator to forecast and plan for any future personnel or equipment needs, allowing ample time for ordering and implementation.
  • Proactively suggest process improvements as applicable for quality, consistency, efficiency, and cost savings.
  • Building and maintaining a strong team of motivated and educated employees.
  • Responsible for managing each production team member’s career development.
  • Writing, updating, delivering and enforcing standard operating procedures for the department.
  • Ensuring clean and sanitary equipment and working environment.
  • Managing raw materials and packaging inventories and raw materials contracts*
  • Analyzing and reporting on all brewing operations and efficiencies.
  • Working with the department heads and production team to create and improve processes that ensure safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Completing, entering and maintaining daily production records.
  • Assist Maintenance team member in overseeing repairs and maintenance on all brewing and cellar equipment.
  • Overseeing the pilot beer program including creating new and unique processes and beer recipes. Ensuring new products are developed in time for launches.
  • Leading production meetings.
  • Completing TTB Report of Operations Monthly. 
  • Entering builds in QuickBooks in an accurate and timely manner
  • Lead and oversee all aspects of Barrel Program.
  • Approving timesheets and minimizing overtime.
  • Staying informed about new industry processes, practices and equipment.
  • Help in procuring new equipment & assisting in install & commissioning.
  • Work w/ sales team to minimize/eliminate out of stocks.
  • Meet efficiency metrics and conduct ongoing measurements for efficiencies.
  • Filling in when employees are out or on vacation.
  • Training new hires for their position and teaching safe chemical usage, storage and disposal.
  • Lead and build a proactive, positive team. 

 

 

Knowledge and Skills  

  • Minimum of 5 years professional brewing, in a high volume production brewery
  • Brewer Certification or Fermentation Science education or applicable field
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently 
  • Obsessive attention to detail 
  • Passion for the brewing process and beer 
  • Experience leading and managing a team
  • Comprehensive understanding of brewing science, brewery operations 
  • Excel, Word and Powerpoint proficient
  • Ability to lift 55 pounds repeatedly 
  • Forklift certified a plus but not required 
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Must pass a background check 
  • Proper use of PPE 

     

    Work Environment   

  • Fast paced environment  
  • High sense of urgency   
  • Passionate, creative and dedicated team  
  • Strong sense of camaraderie   
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation & sick days, free beer, and other great perks!  

     

    Sound like the job you’ve been looking for? Think you have the skills, passion, and personality to be a great fit? Send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to:  wim@lakewoodbrewing.com


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