Trillium Brewing Company
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Trillium Brewing Company is an independent family-run craft brewery looking for an experienced Head Brewer to join our team! At Trillium, we believe in the intuitive beauty of the natural New England landscape, the comfort of a wood fire, and the joys of sharing great beer and food. We create space for people to share memorable experiences, pursuing our passions with integrity and a continuous drive to improve, innovate, and grow.
The Head Brewer is a full-time leadership position that will report to the Vice President of Supply Chain. This position is responsible for leading our Production crew, the oversight of the production of wort, cellar work, beer finishing, and packaging on a daily basis, as well as acting as a key contributor to the Brewery’s new beer and product development process.
This position will be based out of Canton, Massachusetts but will have involvement in multiple locations.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Lead a team in producing the highest quality beer in a safe and efficient manner
Work closely with the Director of Quality Assurance and Innovation to ensure all production meets the strictest quality standards before release
Build complex production schedules to meet sales demand
Manage the production operations financial budgets
Write, update, deliver, and uphold standard operating procedures for the department
Manage sanitation of the facility and ensure clean, sanitary equipment and working environment
Manage raw material inventories
Analyze and report on all brewing operations and efficiencies
Complete, enter, and maintain daily production records in OBeer
Coordinate and manage repairs and maintenance on all brewing, cellar, and packaging equipment with the Senior Director of Supply Chain
Proactively manage yeast health and beer fermentations
Manage clean and wild barrel program
Manage the pilot beer program, the Fort Point, and the Congress St brew houses including creating new and unique processes and beer recipes reflective of these spaces
Lead, inspire, and educate employees to achieve their defined goals and results, consistently monitoring performance and creating development plans with the support of HR and executive team to improve execution
Coordinate all aspects of safety with the EHS Coordinator in the brewhouse, cellar, and packaging areas
Sustain optimal staffing levels in all areas to meet guest and production needs
Ensure proper management of all shifts, which includes daily decision-making, staff support, scheduling, and planning while upholding standards, product quality, and cleanliness
Inspire passionate team culture in support of consistent execution of Trillium’s goals
Minimum of 10 years of experience as a professional brewer
Proven success in a leadership role managing 8 or more employees in a brewery setting
Extensive experience and understanding of preventive maintenance, team motivation and management, ordering and inventory management, record keeping and data analysis.
Extensive experience and understanding of the brewing process, sanitation, yeast health and fermentation and beer transfer and clarification.
Experience with brewery quality assurance and quality control plans.
Experience in the theories and production of mixed fermentation/wild beer styles.
Formal brewing education preferred.
Experience with OBeer a plus
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A passion for craft beer!
Formal brewing education preferred
Advanced computer proficiency including MS Office Suite
Process and results driven leader with demonstrated success managing and achieving operational and financial goals
Ability to monitor performance and proactively propose necessary modifications to a plan
Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented with process-oriented thinking
Strong capacity to both lead and participate in cross-functional teams to define issues and agree on processes, strategies, and outcomes
A self-motivated approach, with strong work ethic, requiring limited oversight
Impeccable leadership and communication skills to a variety of audiences
Innate desire to work as a team with a results driven approach to success
Ability to lift 65 pounds and move 175 pounds regularly
Ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel, and crouch
Ability to work in a loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environment frequently
Medical, dental, and vision insurance, with company contribution
Annual tuition reimbursement
Trillium comp card (beer, flannels, dinner out- you pick!)
Quarterly performance based bonus
Paid time off, sick time, and personal days
Discounts on Trillium merchandise and at Trillium’s Fort Point restaurant