Lead Cellar & Packaging Operator

Aeronaut Brewing Co


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About AERONAUT

AERONAUT is a craft brewery and taproom, founded in Somerville, MA. We brew a wide variety of innovative and scientifically driven craft beers, from traditional lagers to hazy IPAs and barrel-aged sours. Our goal is to share the excitement and enjoyment of adventurous, inspired beer with our community.

We recently expanded to a second location in Everett, MA, The AERONAUT CANNERY, where we have increased production capacity and opened a second taproom. We are an actively growing business with a team of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals.

 

Job Description

Aeronaut Brewing Company is seeking a passionate, hard-working individual to join our stellar production team at our brewery in Everett, MA. In this role, you will be a core contributor to our tight-knit brewteam and will lead all cold side operations at our primary production facility. The lead Cellar & Packaging Operator will be responsible for operating our in-house packaging line, maintaining the high-quality of our product throughout the cellaring process, and ensuring clean, timely product packaging and equipment sanitization. These operations can only be achieved through teamwork, so this position requires clear communication, open-mindedness, and flexibility. Additionally, a strong foundation in sanitary cleaning skills is essential to success as our lead Cellar & Packaging Operator. 

This position is full-time (40 hours/week), located primarily at our facility in Everett, MA, and will report to the Brewery Operations Director. Work shifts are 8 hours, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend hours required. This position may be required to assist with warehouse/distribution duties, as well as occasional production shifts at our Somerville, MA location.

The lead Cellar & Packaging Operator will be expected to:

  • Lead team in packaging processes on our in-house canning line

  • Perform cellaring operations, including CIP/SIP, transfers, yeast handling, dry hopping, etc

  • Prepare product for and assist in packaging, including cleaning and filling kegs

  • Participate in the mechanical upkeep and maintenance of packaging equipment

  • Assist in other production tasks as needed for brewteam functioning (i.e. grain loading, sensory analysis, etc)

  • Take responsibility for general upkeep and cleanliness of the brewery

  • Maintain meticulous documentation using packaging logs, cellar logs, and SOPs

  • Produce effective written communication with the team and participate in team meetings

  • Assist in training and reinforcement of best practices for new/junior team members


Qualifications
  • Two or more years experience as a cellar operator in a production brewery environment

  • Knowledge in the following areas: fermentation, cellaring operations, sensory analysis, best brewery safety practices, best sanitary practices, packaging operations, best packaging practices, understanding of basic quality metrics.

  • A curious mindset with an interest in self-education and professional development.

  • Excellent multitasking skills, with particular attention to details and time management.

  • Ability to work well on a diverse team with a range of skill sets, communication styles, and backgrounds.

In addition to the above professional qualifications, this position requires the following physical qualifications due to work conditions:

  • Able to lift 55 lbs to waist height unaided and 150 lbs with keg jockey assistance.

  • Capable of standing/walking for the majority of an 8-hr shift. Kneeling, crouching, bending, reaching in uncomfortable positions and for extended periods of time.

  • Comfortable working in a noisy, industrial environment in the presence of wetness, liquids at extreme hot and/or cold temperatures, and potentially dangerous chemicals (e.g. strong caustics and acids).

 Benefits
  • Health, dental and vision insurance options

  • Growth Potential and Career Advancement

  • Paid vacation, sick time and holidays

  • Beer benefits

     

As an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the craft beer industry, we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and we particularly encourage applicants from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the craft beer industry.

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