Lead Brewer

Mark Anthony Brewing Inc.


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Role Overview:

Responsible for the active management of the Brewing Operators to ensure daily completion of tasks integral to the operation and overall performance of Brewery.  The Lead Brewer will be cross-trained in all areas and will be qualified to complete all tasks in the brewing, blending, kitting, sanitation, quality, and maintenance areas.  Responsible for monitoring the overall process and should be a valued resource for the Brewing Operators to assist troubleshooting to ensure unforeseen process events are being addressed with a sense of urgency.  This role will work closely with the Assistant GM and the Brewing Operators to ensure daily and weekly tasks are being completed on-time and according to standard operating procedures. This position will be a front-line leadership position in the brewery.

 

Position Requirements:

Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  • Ensure continuous operation of process equipment through active operator management, process monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Problem solving with non-traditional thinking, critical thinking, and efficient decision making to ensure that all measurable are met.
  • Actively mentor and coach brewing operators and ensure focus of the team is on safety, quality, efficiency, and continuous improvement.
  • Effectively communicate job knowledge and process changes to the operations team members and management through various forms of daily communication (shift handover meeting, daily production meetings, email, action logs, work orders, etc.).
  • Audit documentation to ensure it is completed which certifies completion of inventory checks, quality inspections, sanitation requirements, batch and blending production following SOP’s, and basic maintenance tasks.
  • Drive preventative and routine maintenance program including operator check and lubrication of machinery and equipment.

 

Core Responsibilities:

Accountable for the ongoing management of Process Indicators (PIs) within the role domain, and collaboration of cross-functional PI’s and KPIs relating to brewery process performance.  Current measures include but are not limited to: 

 

  • Schedule Attainment – Target Production vs Actual Production
  • Continuous Improvement – Liquid Loss, Brewing Loss
  • Cost/Inventory Management – Average Raw Material Loss
  • Maintenance Plan Execution – Work Order Planned vs Completed, MTTR, MTTF

     

    Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  • Associates degree and/or Trade Certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • 2+ years of supervisory or management experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Brewing/Filtration experience a plus
  • Forklift experience a plus (certification not required)
  • Excellent use of PC skills such as MS office, excel, word, and email.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong work ethic and willingness to take on any task.
  • Reliable and punctual - must adhere to attendance and absenteeism policy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work while multitasking.
  • Great communication skills and proven ability to lead manufacturing team.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to provide and receive take constructive criticism.
  • Works well with team.

 

Salary/Hourly range:

  • $25/hour, with a +$1/hour increase after 90 days

 

Benefits:

  • 401k/competitive pay, PTO, paid holidays, flexible work hours with multi-shift options

 

 

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