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  1. Job Description: Production Lead I - Distiller Send Resumes to: caitlin@vadistillery.com The Virginia Distillery Co., an American Single Malt Whisky distillery located in Lovingston, VA is seeking a Production Lead I - Distiller. This position is within our Operations Team organization and will strive to achieve our relentless pursuit of operations excellence. It is a very exciting time to join our fast-paced team where you will have the opportunity to work within a passionate close-knit group and support our rapid national expansion. We work hard to bring our category-defining American Single Malt Whisky to market. Our distilling operations started in November of 2015, and 2020 marked the year we launched our own flagship whisky brand, Courage & Conviction. We continually improve. We think big. We stay positive. This is a full-time position with benefits and will require availability as needed by the production schedule including morning, evening, overnight, or weekend shifts. The role will be located on-site at our Distillery in Lovingston, VA. Key Responsibilities · Maintaining the highest degree of safety with responsibility for yourself and fellow team members · Distilling operations including milling, mashing, distilling, cask filling and handling · Maintain meticulous records for all processes, operations, and compliance purposes · Maintain high standards of quality for production of spirits, casks, and finished goods, including performing routine and ad-hoc quality checks · Contribute to process improvement ideas & implementation, support of 5S initiatives, and our company culture of Continuous Improvement · Cleaning of all distillery, bottling, production, and common areas – we take our food beverage production facility cleanliness seriously! · Regular and predictable attendance at the work site, this role requires regular presence at the distillery production facilities · Support cellar operations including cask movement, spirit reductions, and warehouse logistics · Support bottling operations including rinsing, filling, corking, labeling, packing, and all other assembly needs Qualifications · Applicant must be dependable, reliable, professional, and comfortable working in various indoor and outdoor conditions · Beer, wine, or spirits industry operations experience. Brewing experience is preferred. · Strong problem-solving and equipment troubleshooting skills · Forklift truck operation · Prior experience in production or manufacturing operations, and the use of both general and process-specific brewing or distilling tools and equipment · Self-motivated and operates with a sense of urgency · Great ability to communicate and work well in a team-based highly collaborative environment. Communication is a core competency of this role! · Attention to detail and accuracy, precision, and timeliness · Great problem solving and analytical skills · Open-minded and positive thinker that supports our continuous improvement culture. · A high school diploma or bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in food beverage manufacturing · This role requires the ability to lift 50 lb., standing for extended periods of time, work from heights and in confined spaces, with variable temperatures including high heat during the warmer seasons Desired Experience · Two years or more of prior brewing experience is strongly preferred. · Bachelor's or Associate’s degree preferred with two years of relevant experience in manufacturing Compensation This position is non-exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act, accordingly this position will be eligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. · Job Type: Full-Time · Pay: $18.00 per hour · Standard Hours: 40 hours weekly Benefits Eligibility starts first day of employment (unless otherwise noted) includes: · Health, Dental, and Vision coverage with generous employer contribution · Paid Time Off · Paid Holidays · Participation in elective Voluntary Benefits · Participation in company 401k retirement plan (waiting period applies) · Participation in company Employee Equity Plan
  2. Brewer, Cellarman, & Packaging Specialist Witherspoon Distillery - Lewisville, TX The ideal candidate should possess the following profile: Passion for craft whiskey Commercial experience with beer/whiskey brewing, fermentation, CIP, filtration, bottling line technology and operations Understanding of quality controls, assurance measures for beverage packaging and quality control certification Experience with warehousing operations, including forklift operating experience Organized with a meticulous attention to detail Skilled multi-tasker with ability to manage multiple moving parts simultaneously Understanding of packaging procurement and inventory management best practices Ability to train and manage all bottling operations volunteers / workers / contractors 21+ Main responsibilities: Manage all packaging/processing operations for the Distillery in alignment with state and federal regulatory requirements and industry best practices Assist Brewer/Distillers with mash/fermentation/distillation operations Optimize warehouse storage capacity and organization Meet Quality Controls and improve Quality Assurance measures through TQM best practices Manage packaging supplies procurement and storage to ensure material continuity and lower procurement cost What Witherspoon Distillery can offer you: An opportunity to work in a fun and fast-growing team within the distilled spirits industry Direct interaction with hundreds of guests per week The chance to help build a brand one fan at a time Fantastic career development potential, paid time off and available benefits The chance to join a driven and enthusiastic environment with amazing team spirit Job Type: Full-time
  3. Head Brew-Stiller Hampton, VA ABOUT THE BREWERY: We have broken ground on the first ever Brewpub/Distillery in Virginia. This venue will house a 10BBL 3 vessel brewhouse, 1000L pot still, 200 seating restaurant and a “entertainment venue” with an occupancy totaling 1175. All this will be housed in a Nationally Registered Historic Armory in the heart of Hampton Roads! ABOUT THE POSITION: This is an exciting opportunity for someone that has a passion for quality craft beer/spirits and can navigate a startup business. We’re looking for someone to help us build systems and processes on a new 10 BBL brewhouse and 1000L pot still. The right candidate will be creative, safety-minded, efficient, quality-focused, possess a great work ethic, a positive attitude, and be a team player. As part of the management team, the Head Brew-Stiller will be expected to contribute to our continued growth, constantly displaying a high level of maturity, responsibility, and pride in our work. You will have the opportunity to show your creativity by making exceptional beers/spirits. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Head Brew-Stiller is responsible for the brewing operations; including brewing, fermentation, cellaring, and packaging. Distilling operations; milling, mashing, distilling, tasting, proofing, blending and bottling. Other duties include but are not limited to: • Develop new recipes and improve existing recipes with input from owners • Set the brewing/distilling schedule and maintain inventories of raw materials and finished beer/spirits • Manage yeast per best practices and industry standards, including pitching, cropping, and monitoring yeast • Ensure the highest quality and consistency through use of best practices, including lab tests to monitor and troubleshoot fermentation, in-process, and finished beer/spirits • Cleaning and sanitation of all equipment and work areas • Ensure product quality in the pub by helping clean lines, checking CO2, etc.; work closely with pub staff and provide training about beer/spirits knowledge • Perform equipment maintenance, troubleshooting problems that arise, and repair as needed • Help maintain and develop additional standard operating procedures that ensure all aspects of beer/spirits production and packaging align with safety, sanitary, and quality protocols while allowing for process improvement and workflow efficiency Be an active brewery representative, including attending promotional events and festivals, occasionally participating in tours and other educational and marketing events Assist the owner and other team members in developing growth strategies; assist in hiring and training brewery/distillery employees; effectively communicate (written and oral) with the owners, staff, sales team and others to create a supportive work environment QUALIFICATIONS: • 5 plus years professional experience as a production brewer/distiller • Formal brewing/distilling training (certificate/diploma) from a recognized and accredited brewing/distilling program (Siebel, UC-Davis, etc.) is a plus • Strong knowledge of brewing/distilling techniques, quality control, lab analytics and interpreting the results, yeast management, cleaning and sanitation, cellaring and packaging, and equipment • Experience in recipe formulation and development; a high degree of curiosity to use new ingredients and flavor combinations • Knowledge of developing and documenting formalized Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all processes • A commitment to safety and quality by following industry standards, best practices, and OSHA regulations and requirements • Strong organization and time management skills and attention to detail; ability to multi-task; flexible schedule which includes nights and weekends as needed • Ability to work well as a member of a team and also independently • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to give and take constructive feedback • A friendly attitude and willingness to interact with customers in the pub and at festivals and events Strong work ethic and flexibility as the brewery expands COMPENSATION: This full time position pays a competitive salary with benefits, sick leave, paid vacation and all your favorite beer/spirits/live music in one place. In addition, incentives for performance and growth goals. Please send resume/questions to TheVanguard757@gmail.com
  4. To easily apply, please send resume to amanda@forcebrands.com JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a passionate and dedicated brewer to join our startup brewery in the greater New York City area. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a brewery in the beginning phases and assist in bringing the brewery to life. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: All elements of brewhouse operations that include, but are not limited to: grain handling, wort production, spent grain handling, wort cooling, general maintenance and cleaning All elements of cellar operations that include, but are not limited to: operation of DE filter, beer transfers, dry hopping, carbonation, tank cleaning and sanitation, general maintenance and cleaning All elements of packaging operations that include, but are not limited to: keg cleaning and filling, can filling operations, carbonation, general maintenance and cleaning Execution and document maintenance of stringent quality management protocols that include, but are not limited to: fermentation rates, pH value testing throughout production and packaging process, water quality, cleaning and sterilization of main brewery equipment and ancillary equipment Working with the laboratory team who carry out further tests to improve the product Recipe formulation for new core, seasonal, and specialty beers Working with the COO and Head Brewer regarding supplier contracts and procurement of raw materials Maintaining the safety and effective operation of brewery equipment and other related machinery JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: Background / Experience Requirements: Candidate must be 21 years of age or older University degree in organic chemistry, food science, biotechnology, chemical or process engineering, microbiology or related fields required Competency in brewing science Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in a production brewery Must have good manual dexterity skills and proficient knowledge of the equipment and heavy machinery used to prepare, package and store beer Lab experience as well as implementation and execution of quality management programs preferred Prior supervisory experience preferred Strong work ethic Ability to give and receive feedback Ability to work independently as well as in small teams Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite A sense of humor To easily apply, please send resume to amanda@forcebrands.com
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