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Position Title:

Brewmaster

Job Description:

Seeking skilled Brewmaster at Bayou Teche Brewing.


DUTIES
Brewing Production Activities

  • Work closely with owners, Packaging Team, Head Brewer, and QA , to develop and lead all aspects of production.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Brewing department from incoming raw materials to beer release to packaging for Bayou Teche Brewing.
  • Insure the highest level of beer quality, production efficiency, and new product innovation
  • Actively lead the team towards company goals in order to remain a high quality, craft beer leader
  • Lead continuous process improvement efforts
  • Manage department scheduling and staffing and coordinate with other departments to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications
  • Insure a high level of personnel safety; Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and other duties regarding safety (reporting hazards, accident reporting process, etc.)
  • Use hand trucks, powered and unpowered pallet jacks, and operate forklift.   Bayou Teche Brewing will provide forklift training and certification

Management and Team

  • Carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with best practices and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include but not limited to: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems and ensures best safe work practices, safety policies and procedures are being implemented

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Highly proficient in understanding all aspects of beer production, i.e., raw materials, brew house operations, fermenting of ales and lagers, yeast metabolism/performance, filtration/finishing, barrel room processes, packaging, overall sterile practices, brewery wide sanitation, and brewery layout, equipment design and technical operation details
  • Additionally, the candidate must be proficient in understanding other brewing support functions, e.g., GMPs, CIP/sterilization operations, water chemistry and processing, brewery microbiology, QA checks, sensory science, packaging operations, etc.
  • Proven ability to be a highly energetic leader with track record of team motivation, leadership, training and development while maintaining positive morale
  • A demonstrated ability to multitask and strong attention to detail is essential
  • Strong understanding of beer styles, their flavor profiles and a proven ability of how to create them.
  • Ability and experience with communicating to and negotiating with vendors and other third party suppliers and partners
  • Continually foster an environment of continuous process improvement, personnel development and engagement
  • Contribute to and be a part of the brewery’s long term strategic planning process
  • A demonstrated ability to work unsupervised and make critical decisions independently
  • Exceptional analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Visionary Leadership – display passion and optimism; inspire respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Innovation – display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; develop innovative approaches and ideas; present ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention
  • Change and Project Management – develop workable implementation plans; coordinate projects, communicate changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products: Internet Explorer, Excel, Word and experience with brewery management software.  (Bayou Teche Brewing is implementing EKOS in Q3 2016.)

Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, e.g., engineering, food/fermentation science, chemistry, microbiology and/ or a degree from an accredited Brewing Science program is strongly desired
  • At least 2 years of experience in a production brewery environment preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in a leadership/managerial role preferred
  • Prior lead brewer experience is preferred

Additional REQUIREMENTS to consider before applying:

  • Physical demands include but are not limited to: Regular use of hands to finger, handle, or feel; Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; Ability to lift or move up to 55 lb bags, Frequent use of ladders ascending to tall heights
  • The selected candidate will be required to follow safety practices about the above hazards and will be expected to follow and promotes safety standards at all times
  • You must have a valid Driver’s License free of any major violations in the last 5 years
  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment background check

**Resume may be forwarded to stephanie@bayoutechebrewing.com**
Bayou Teche Brewing is an Equal Opportunity Employer