Dispensary Cellar LEAD

Job Overview

Tired Hands Brewing Company is looking for a qualified person to join our brewery team as the Dispensary Cellar Lead. This person will work with the Dispensary production team to produce and package our strange and beautiful beer, wine, cider, and coffee. The Dispensary Cellar Lead oversees day to day operations at the Dispensary. They will coordinate beer and wort transfers, vessel CIP, barrel management, adjunct additions, fruit processing, and packaging of beer, cider, wine, and coffee. Other tasks involved in the position include lifting, moving, pulling, and pushing 35lb+ cases of bottles, moving full kegs onto and off of pallets, driving a forklift, climbing ladders, working with chemicals, and working in a team environment. Members of the Dispensary Cellar team should have a positive attitude and keep an immaculately clean work space. Cellar members should expect between 35-55 hours of work a week.

"The Dispensary" is the name we use for one of our facilities. It's a multi-use facility that houses our oak fermentation program, lab/QC, cold storage, and a fledgling R&D program. We currently have five foudres, around 100 barrels and puncheons, and a GAI bottling line. It's part of a small campus of facilities where we will also be roasting coffee, conducting fruit fermentations, and packaging beer and other liquids. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with and reporting directly to the Dispensary Manager on a daily basis

  • Modeling adherence to company policies, and treating others with kindness and respect

  • Adhering to all safety protocols, and following and enforcing current SOPs in all aspects of production

  • Assisting in developing new SOPs

  • Maintaining an exceptionally clean and organized work space

  • Ensuring production operations are completed as scheduled

  • Communicating and documenting any need for schedule changes

  • Efficiently packaging beer, wine, cider, and cold brew coffee in bottle, can, and keg formats

    • Carbonating beer to prescribed volumes

    • Adding prescribed amounts sugar and yeast prior to bottle-, can-, or keg-conditioning

    • Operation of GAI 1006 bottling line

    • Operation of Wild Goose canning line

  • Processing fruit for beer, wine, and cider

  • Adding prescribed amounts of fruits, adjuncts or hops during or post fermentation

  • Working and coordinating with other facilities (Fermentaria, Brew Café, General Store) and other departments (Logistics, Sales, etc.)

    • Staging packaging materials

    • Coordinating wort and beer transfers from our other production facilities (BrewCafé and Fermentaria)

    • Working with our Logistics department on inventory additions of finished goods

    • Coordinating labor needs with Fermentaria staff for packaging and fruit processing days

  • Managing inventories and reordering requests of packaging materials, chemicals, and supplies

  • Managing Dispensary cellar staff members

    • Assisting in hiring/promotion/training of Dispensary staff

    • Assisting in maintaining adherence to SOPs

    • Managing employee schedules & attendance

    • Enforcing company safety & conduct policies, and SOP’s

  • Assisting the Dispensary Manager in managing small-format oak cellar (~100 barrels and puncheons)

  • Using Ekos brewery management software to accurately record transfer and packaging yields, ingredient additions, as well as inventories for raw materials, work-in-progress items, and finished goods

  • Cleaning stainless steel tanks, foudres, and oak barrel interiors and exteriors

  • Working with Quality Control Department to conduct fermentation trials

  • Transferring beer from non-pressure vessels: foudres, barrels, and totes

  • Transferring beer from pressure vessels: cylindroconical fermentation vessels, grundies, and brite beer tanks

  • Participating in blending sessions for beer, wine, and cider

  • Managing physical documentation of all production operations

Abilities and Skills:

  • Experience working with oak

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to utilize a computer and smartphone for email, Slack, and Google Suite applications

  • Ability to record and manage documentation accurately in a timely manner

  • Ability to kneel, stoop, and work in tight spaces, lift, move, pull, and push 35lb or more of materials, move full kegs onto and off of pallets, drive a forklift, climb ladders, and to work safely with chemicals

  • Ability to retain confidential company knowledge

  • Ability to function in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to learn new skills and follow instructions consistently

  • Ability to work with honesty and integrity.

  • Ability to work independently and in team setting, with emphasis on thriving in team work

  • Friendly, professional attitude

  • Strong team leader qualities

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to be flexible in both schedule and duties. This is not a 9-5 job

  • Passion about creating beer and engaging with our brewing community

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • One to two years of experience working in a brewery or oak cellar in a leadership role

  • Valid driver’s license with no restrictions

  • Able to lift 35lbs; able to move 55lbs using tools such as a hand truck or a forklift

  • Able to stand and work for up to 12 hours at a time, and kneel and stoop occasionally

Desired Qualifications:

  • Management experience

  • Serious Positive Mental Attitude

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Forklift certifications and aptitude

  • 3 or more years working production in a craft brewery producing at least 5,000 bbls per year

  • Experience with oak fermentation

  • Experience with non-malt based fermentations (wine, cider, etc)

  • Experience operating a Wild Goose canning line

  • Experience operating a GAI bottling line

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary dependent upon experience and relevant qualifications. Tired Hands offers employee benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits may include paid time off, health and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, employee discounts, meals, and more. Tired Hands Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

How to apply

Download the job application:

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Email the completed application and a copy of your resume to jobs@tiredhands.com.