Cellar Operator: Summit Brewing Co.

SUMMARY:
Proactive member of the Quality/Brewing (QBrew) team, assuring quality in the brewery’s operations, specifically with regard to yeast management, cellar operations, separation/filtration, bright beer management and beer transfer. This position reports to the Chief Brewing Officer and may evolve to a fully cross trained Brewer position dependent on fulfillment of certain performance criteria. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND OUTCOMES:
Work with prescribed cleaning chemicals, based upon established protocol, OSHA, and other regulatory requirements. 
Maintain sanitary standards for the microbial integrity of the products. 
Maintain the operational and aesthetic condition of the facility. 
Operate cellar, separation/filtration, and sanitation systems according to good manufacturing practice. 
Maintain established quality parameters within cellar and filtration operations. 
Record and verify all required data, within the brewery from brewhouse wort transfer and yeast pitching to bright beer tank operations. 
Submit daily logs for operations control. 
Assist in the maintenance and requirement of raw material and process material inventories where appropriate. 
Submit relevant engineering work order requests. 
Monitor mechanical and operational integrity of cellar equipment. 
Conduct sensory evaluation of green and finished beer and communicate results as needed. 
Perform routine maintenance of cellar equipment when directed. 
Complies with OSHA standards and Summit Safety policies and may participate in Summit Safety Committee and/or perform safety related duties related to Cellar Operations. 
Participate in regular QBrew Meetings and proactively contribute ideas and solutions. 
Maintains neat and orderly production areas including all floors of the cellars and yeast propagation room. 
Adheres to all Summit policies, processes and standards in order to maintain a safe and welcoming work environment for self, co-workers, vendors, and guests. 
Occasional completion of projects and project-related assignments. 
Other duties and additional tasks as assigned by the Chief Brewing Officer or Lead Brewers. . 

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
1-5 years commercial brewing/cellar experience strongly preferred. 
Demonstrated work history that supports production or team oriented employment. 
Skills in statistical analysis and production software. 
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) required. 
Professional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required. 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Able to stand for the length of work shift, up to eight hours 
Able to work in conditions typical of a manufacturing environment (cool, warm, or hot, humid or wet, etc.), and moderate to loud environments. 
Able to frequently push, pull, lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally push, pull, lift and/or move objects up to 160 pounds. 
Able to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear.

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