Assistant Specialty Brewer - Daleville, VA Brewery

Constellation Brands


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Do you enjoy hard seltzer, specialty spiked beverages, and other "new to world" beverage innovations? Does the idea of working for an experimental, large-scale brewery sound intriguing? If so, we have immediate Assistant Specialty Brewer openings on our new and growing Specialty Brewing Team at the Constellation Brands Daleville Brewery in Botetourt County, Virginia – a short drive up I-81 from the city of Roanoke!

Our facility operates with the need for agility and continuous improvement, so schedule flexibility to work all shifts, including overnights and weekends is a must. This is a full-time opportunity, with eligibility to enroll in health benefits (Medical, Dental, and Vision plans) immediately upon hire. 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holiday Schedule, 401K with company match, Employee Product Allowance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Parental Leave, and additional perks are available as well.

Company Summary 

If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEDKA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.!

Position Summary

An Assistant Specialty Brewer is responsible for mixing, fermenting, and filtering alcoholic beverage alternative (ABA) bases as well as assisting in blending, carbonating, and any other processes required to achieve a final product ready for packaging.

Our ideal candidates are hardworking, responsible, and self-motivated, with a curiosity and passion for creating craft beverages, and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. You must be able to work independently, as well as with others in a challenging, dynamic, high-volume brewery setting. You will be expected to execute excellent interpersonal communication with peers, managers, vendors, and other appropriate associates. This individual will report to the Specialty Brewing Manager, and will play a key role in driving the Daleville Brewery’s growing needs and quality expectations, in support of Constellation Brands' up and coming Discovery Brands product portfolio.

Responsibilities

  • Operation of base blending station to create multiple alcoholic beverage alternative product (ABA) bases

  • Operation of filtration equipment including but not limited to centrifuge and nano filter

  • Operation of blend equipment to create final ABA products

  • CIP (clean-in-place) of all filtration equipment, and associated parts pathways and hoses

  • Maintain proper inventory management procedures

  • Properly logging all operations tasks including but not limited to tank sheets, paper logs, and SharePoint Excel logs

  • Following SOPs (standard operating procedures) throughout all phases of specialty product creation

  • Maintaining cleanliness and proper sanitation practices in the cellar at all times

  • Execute preventative maintenance on ABA equipment, whenever necessary

  • Assist the Quality Lab team with testing and other Quality Assurance activities, when required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of experience working at a commercial brewery, or comparable beverage manufacturing facility 

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and strong attention to detail

  • A passion for craft beverages and a desire to advance one’s personal growth in the innovative alcoholic beverage industry

  • Strong organizational habits, self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills

  • Ability to work days, nights, weekends, holidays, overnights, and alternative work weeks to meet operational demands

  • Computer literate with a basic understanding of Microsoft Office programs

  • Ability to navigate spreadsheet software

  • Ability to multi-task, work efficiently and adaptively

  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year or more of previous brewery cellar experience

  • An understanding of quality assurance (QA) methods and techniques, laboratory operations, and a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology

  • Mechanical experience and aptitude

  • Ability to operate a forklift, current forklift certification is strongly preferred

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl

  • Heavy physical work including climbing stairs, pulling hoses, scrubbing tanks etc.

  • Willing to work in wet, hot and cold conditions

  • Willing to work in consistently loud environments

  • Ability to work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds

Travel

No travel is required for this position.

These are hourly positions. Rate of pay is negotiable on experience.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable to individuals with disabilities to perform the duties of this position. 

Constellation Brands, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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