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Brewer Distiller I

Brewer Distiller I


Summary

This position is responsible for all aspects of wort/wash, green beer, dry-hopped, fruited, and brite beer production, as well as distillation of gin, rum, whiskey, vodka, and other spirits, from wash and diluted bulk spirit.  The position will also be required to clean all tanks and associated equipment.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Receiving, inventory, and storing raw materials and products (Verification of condition/quantity)
  • Dry hop (both automated and manual) and fruit beers in fermenters
  • Learn and train from Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operate filter and centrifuge for beer clarification
  • Sample tanks for gravity, pH, CO2/DO levels, yeast cell counts, and document all actions taken or changes occurring with a beer. Harvest and handle yeast
  • CIP and manual cleaning of all tanks and equipment. Perform periodic maintenance to assist the Maintenance Manager
  • Operate Brewhouse for wort and wash production
  • Safely distill spirits from bulk spirit or wash
  • Blend and flavor spirit-based beverages
  • Small-scale packaging of spirits
  • Interact with taproom staff and customers professionally
  • Drive forklift

Competencies

Problem-Solving – Identifies and resolves problems promptly; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan or seeks assistance.

Education and/or Experience

Degree, diploma, or certificate of completion from an accredited brewing school, science-based degree (Chemistry, Biology, Engineering), or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

Familiar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications. At a minimum, intermediate-level skills in Excel and Word. Experience with Orchestrated Beer is a plus.

Language Skills

Ability to read and effectively interpret documents and manuals. Ability to draft routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with customers or employees.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as totals and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Work Environment

This job operates indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures. 

Physical Demands

The position will be required to work in the warehouse environment for ingredient loading and movement and to facilitate shipment activities. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. as required
  • Must travel up and down 45 steps as required
  • Must be able to use both hands and arms in a full range of motion
  • Must have good hand and eye coordination skills
  • Must be able to work around moving equipment and hazardous chemicals.
  • Must be able to speak, hear and smell
  • The employee is consistently required to walk, balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must always be able to repeatedly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and consistently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. The employee must be able to work consistently in a standing position for long periods.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full-time regular hourly position with shifts scheduled according to the operational business needs. Day, evening, and weekend work are required as job duties demand.

Travel

This position requires 0% travel

Required Education and Experience

Degree, diploma, or certificate of completion from an accredited brewing or distilling school, science-based degree (Chemistry, Biology, Engineering), or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Complete online application and assessment
  2. Pass pre-employment screening
  3. Valid current CA Driver License
  4. Present current DMV Driver Vehicle Report

Reports to

Shift Lead, Head Brewer, and Brewmaster

Classification

Nonexempt

Compensation

$23.50 – $26.00 per hour

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. offers compensation packages including comprehensive Healthcare, Voluntary Life Insurance, 5 paid holidays, 5 days of paid sick leave, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company match, and full-time brewers receive monthly gift cards with $100 to spend in our taproom after your 90-day introductory period. Once the brewery card is exhausted, employees receive a 25% discount on alcohol, food served in the location-specific taproom(s), to-go beer, or Dust Bowl merch.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Warehouse Distribution Handler


Summary:

The Warehouse Distribution Handler performs duties as a stock handler, pulling orders, loading/unloading trucks, assisting in inventory counts, and maintaining the general cleanliness and upkeep of the warehouse and cold box area.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Pulls and stages orders from existing inventory utilizing forklifts, pallet jacks, and inventory control software.
  • Loads trucks with beer and merchandise scheduled for delivery
  • Receives and checks condition of incoming deliveries
  • Performs daily checks of forklifts
  • Stocks freshly packaged beer in an organized manner
  • Assists in general warehouse cleanup
  • Accurately performs inventory counts and adjustments
  • Utilize company vehicles to transfer packaging materials between warehouses
  • Utilize inventory software to document shipping, receiving, and transfer actions
  • Some driving may be required for small delivery orders to tap rooms/distributors
  • Must be able to load and unload packages with and without dollies in various types of weather.

Competencies

  • Problem Solving

Identifies and resolves problems on time; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.

  • Technical Skills

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

  • Teamwork

Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

  • Quality

Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Attendance/Punctuality

Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Dependability

Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Computer Skills

  • Familiar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and effectively interpret documents. Ability to effectively communicate with customers or employees.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

  • This job operates indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures.

Physical Demands

The position will occasionally be required to work in the warehouse environment to facilitate shipment activities and assist with warehouse functions.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. as required.
  • Must be able to maneuver 165 lb. kegs safely.
  • Must travel up and down 45 steps as required.
  • Must be able to use both hands and arms in a full range of motion.
  • Must have good hand and eye coordination skills.
  • Must be able to work around moving equipment and hazardous chemicals.
  • Must be able to speak, hear and smell.
  • The employee is consistently required to walk, balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must always be able to repeatedly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and consistently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Employees must be able to work consistently in a sitting position for long periods of up to 8+ hours.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-time regular position with flexibility in hours and shifts according to the operational business needs. Day, evening, and weekend work are required as job duties demand.

Travel

  • This position requires 0% travel.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

  • None

Additional Skills and Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to drive safely
  • Ability to maintain a clean driving record
  • Ability to maintain basic logs and records
  • Ability to carry out a series of instructions without constant supervision
  • Able to remain professional and courteous at all times
  • Pass pre-employment screening
  • Complete online application and assessment
  • Valid CA driver’s license
  • DMV Driver Vehicle Record

Compensation

$19 – $21 per hour

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. offers compensation packages including comprehensive Healthcare, Voluntary Life Insurance, 5 paid holidays, 5 days of paid sick leave, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company match, and full-time brewers receive monthly gift cards with $100 to spend in our taproom after your 90-day introductory period. Once the brewery card is exhausted, employees receive a 25% discount on alcohol, food served in the location-specific taproom(s), to-go beer, or Dust Bowl merch.

Reports to:        

Brewmaster and Warehouse Logistics Supervisor

Classification:

Nonexempt

Bay Area Brewery Sales Representative


Summary

This is a sales and promotions position working for Dust Bowl Brewery Co. Sales Department. The sales responsibilities for this position include facilitating beer sales by developing business relationships with key and new on and off-premise accounts. The promotions responsibilities for this position include setting up and participating in on-premise promotions, off-premise tastings, craft beer festivals, and other events.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Existing On-Premise Accounts Calls
    • Establish Agreed Upon Account List and Maintain a Regular Call Frequency on Existing On-Premise Accounts to Build Strong Relationships and Increase the Rate of Sales of Dust Bowl Brands.
  • On-Premise Non-Buys
    • Develop Agreed Upon On-Premise Non-Buy Target List and Schedule Meetings with Decision Maker(s) to Sell in Dust Bowl Brands to Expand Distribution and Increase Sales of Dust Bowl Brands.
  • Independent Off-Premise
    • Establish Agreed Upon Independent Off-Premise Account List and Maintain a Regular Call Frequency to Build Strong Relationships, Sell-In New Brands and Packages, and Increase Display Activity.
  • Chain Store Execution
    • Call on Local Chain Stores to Maximize Execution of Authorized Activity at Store Level including Promotions, placements, and Displays.
  • Wholesaler Sales Team
    • Establish a Strong Network with the Wholesaler Sales Team (Team Leaders and Sales Representatives) through Daily Communications and Regular Work Withs.
  • Consumer Sampling
    • Regularly Schedule Promotions at Local Accounts and Participate in Fairs, Festivals and
    • Marketing Events to Increase Dust Bowl Brand Awareness in the Market through Product Trials and Education.
  • Team Activities
    • Participate in activities such as Brewery Events, Wholesaler Sales Meetings, Crew Drives, and other activities as requested from time to time.
  • Administrative Responsibilities
    • Ensure Weekly / Monthly Admin Responsibilities are Completed and Submitted on Time.
  • Development & Learning
    • Take Personal Responsibility for Your Development and Learning

Competencies

  • Selling Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to Build Relationships
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Results Driven
  • Initiative
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Technical Capacity
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizational Skills
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

  • This job operates primarily in the field with minimal administrative time. The position uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a physically active role; however, some sedentary roles apply.

  • The employee is consistently required to drive, walk, reach, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must always be able to repeatedly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and consistently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. The employee must be able to work consistently in a standing position for long periods.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a regular non-exempt full-time hourly position that regularly requires working 40 hours per week and does not have a regular set schedule. The position requires nights and weekends.

Travel

  • Road Warrior – Travel is primarily within the assigned region during the business day, with some out-of-the-area and overnight travel being expected.

Required Education and Experience

  • Education is based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessities.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Beer industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with craft beer.
  • Cicerone Certification preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Valid CA Driver’s License.
  • Current DMV Driver Vehicle Report.
  • Must live in or near the region.
  • Complete employment screening
  • Complete online application assessment.

Compensation

$25 per hour

Benefits

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. offers compensation packages including comprehensive Healthcare, Voluntary Life Insurance, PTO, 5 days/40 hours per annum of paid sick leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company match. After 90-day introductory period, employees receive a 25% discount on alcohol, food served in the location-specific taproom(s), to-go beer, or Dust Bowl merch.

Reports to

Director of Sales and Marketing

Classification

Non-Exempt

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,

duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and

activities may change at any time with or without notice.

FOOD MENU LINKED ABOVE


Our food menu is frequently changing. Please find current offerings linked above. To order online, click HERE.

Turlock – Line Cook


Known for our Okie Nachos and PB&J Burger, our kitchen is responsible for preparing food that pairs perfectly with our Award-Winning beer.  You would be responsible for the accurate and efficient preparation of meats, fish, vegetables, soups, and other hot food products, as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking; perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating, garnishing of cooked items, and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates. This position operates indoors in a hot and/or humid environment, but don’t fret, we have fans and A/C plus great music to keep you jammin’ along your whole shift.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers, and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for the quality of products served.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period.
  • Portions of food products prior to cooking per standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary workstation area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range, and refrigeration equipment.
  • Prepares items for broiling, grilling, frying, sauté, or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning, and/or marinating.
  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
  • Handles, stores, and rotates all products safely and properly.
  • Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed and maintains productivity at all times.
  • Closes the kitchen properly and flows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager or Manager(s) on duty.

Competencies

  • Communication Proficiency
  • Customer/Guest/Team Focus
  • Initiative
  • Organizational Skills

Qualifications

You must be able to communicate clearly, respectfully, and confidently with all managers, kitchen, and taproom personnel, and staff members. You must work well in a fast-paced setting.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This position operates indoors in a hot and/or humid environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

You must be able to continuously walk, reach, bend, stoop, and frequently lift 50 pounds.

Must be able to continuously work in a standing position.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

For this regular, part-time, position you are required to be available to work days, nights, and weekends with full availability.

Travel

This position does not require travel.

Required Education and Experience

A minimum of 1 year of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking.

At least 6 months of experience in a similar capacity.

Preferred Education/Certificates and/or Experience

Culinary Certificate

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Possess and maintain a current Food Safety Certificate

Complete Company Harassment Prevention Training

Reports to

GM, Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager and Sous Chef(s)

Classification

Nonexempt

Compensation

$17.00 – $19.00 per hr.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Brewer Operator I


Summary

This position is responsible for all aspects of green beer, dry-hopped, fruited, and brite beer production, as well as assisting in packaging operations. The position will also be required to clean all tanks and equipment and assist in warehouse operations and drive company-provided vehicles.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Receiving, inventory, and storing raw materials and products (Verification of condition/quantity)
  • Dry hop (both automated and manual) and fruit beers in fermenters
  • Learn and train from Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operate filter and centrifuge for beer clarification
  • Sample tanks for gravity, pH, CO2/DO levels, yeast cell counts, and document all actions taken or changes occurring with a beer. Harvest and handle yeast
  • CIP and manual cleaning of all tanks and equipment. Perform periodic maintenance to assist the Maintenance Manager
  • Assist packaging team when needed
  • Interact with taproom staff and customers professionally
  • Drive forklift

Competencies

Problem-Solving – Identifies and resolves problems promptly; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.

Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan or seeks assistance.

Education and/or Experience

Degree, diploma, or certificate of completion from an accredited brewing school or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

Familiar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications. At a minimum, intermediate-level skills in Excel and Word. Experience with Orchestrated Beer is a plus.

Language Skills

Ability to read and effectively interpret documents and manuals. Ability to draft routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with customers or employees.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as totals and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

 Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Work Environment

This job operates indoors/outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures.

Physical Demands

The position will occasionally be required to work in the warehouse environment to facilitate shipment activities and assist with warehouse functions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. as required.
  • Must travel up and down 45 steps as required.
  • Must be able to use both hands and arms in a full range of motion.
  • Must have good hand and eye coordination skills.
  • Must be able to work around moving equipment and hazardous chemicals.
  • Must be able to speak, hear and smell.
  • The employee is consistently required to walk, balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must always be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and consistently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to work consistently in a standing position for long periods.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full-time regular hourly position with shifts scheduled according to the operational business needs. Day, evening, and weekend work are required as job duties demand.

Travel

This position requires 0% travel.

Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma

A degree, diploma, or certificate of completion from an accredited brewing school or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is a plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Complete online application and assessment.
  2. Pass pre-employment screening.
  3. Complete Harassment Prevention Training.
  4. Valid current CA Driver License

Reports to

Shift Lead, Head Brewer, and Brewmaster

Classification

Nonexempt

Compensation

$20 – $23 per hour

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. offers compensation packages including comprehensive Healthcare, Voluntary Life Insurance, 5 paid holidays, 5 days of paid sick leave, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company match, and full-time brewers receive monthly gift cards with $100 to spend in our taproom after your 90-day introductory period. Once the brewery card is exhausted, employees receive a 25% discount on alcohol, food served in the location-specific taproom(s), to-go beer, or Dust Bowl merch.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

BBFit in the Brewery: New Year, Beer Me


New year, beer me! Start the year off right with a Tabata style workout at the Taproom Saturday, January 4th, 2020! One Hour Class & 16 oz. Standard Pour Included With Your Ticket Purchase of just $20. Reserved seating and lunch menu available after the class.

Turlock Together Toy Drive


Join us in collecting toys for Turlock Together’s Annual Toy Drive! Unwrapped, new toys will be accepted at both of our Turlock locations from Nov. 19th – Dec 18th, 2019. These donations will be distributed to children in the Turlock and surrounding areas this holiday season.

Beards at the Bar(re)!


Calling all fitness, beer and beard lovers! Join the staff of Core Fitness Modesto at Dust Bowl’s Brewery Taproom for a morning workout followed by a complimentary beer or beermosa! Guests will enjoy a social hour featuring a fresh, handcrafted brunch menu, games and more! Prize for the best beard! It’s really more of a post-workout party, complete with a photo booth! Ladies – this is a great opportunity to get your favorite man to break a little sweat followed by a beer and a good time! Free beer is a 16oz standard beer or beermosa or 8oz specialty beer. Brunch not included in the price of the ticket, but offered exclusively to Beards at the Bar(re) participants following the class.

Brewery Tour


Tour our brewery in Turlock for FREE! See the magic behind the brews during a 40 minute tour followed by a complimentary tasting. Tours are every first & third Saturday at 2pm on a first come, first served basis or reserve your spot below.

Reservations