Melvin Brewing Jobs

Interested in working with Melvin Brewing? Well you’ve come to the right place! Below are a list of our current job openings. Please read through carefully and respond via email to jobs@melvinbrewing.com.

Brewer/Cellar Operator

Alpine, Wyoming

Position Overview

Brewer/Cellar Operator

Melvin Brewing is seeking an experienced brewer/cellar person to help us make beer from the future in beautiful Alpine, WY.  We are currently operating a 30 bbl, 6-vessel automated brewhouse in a 20,000 square foot brewing facility among the mountains and rivers of western Wyoming.  We are doubling in size and production this year, and we are looking for someone who can complement our vision with his or her skillset.

 

This is an amazing opportunity with one of the fastest growing breweries in the country – and GABF’s 2017 Brewery Group of the Year! The right candidate will be responsible for daily operation of a 30 bbl brewhouse and all equipment involved to produce a variety of beer styles in strict adherence to Melvin Brewing’s process, quality and safety standards.

 

Essential Duties:

Duties include, but are not limited to, all requisite duties for hot- and cold-side brewery operations:

 

  • Malt handling and brewhouse processes
  • Fermentation monitoring
  • Operation of GEA separator
  • Wort and beer transfer
  • Yeast pitching/health management
  • Manual cleaning
  • Basic brewery equipment maintenance
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Raw material and finished product handling (forklift and other equipment operation to warehouse and load/unload trucks)
  • Operation of centrifuge
  • Monitor gravities, temperatures, DO, off flavors and carbonations daily
  • Perform FV and BBT CIP’s, while maintaining our quality focused SOP’s
  • Be responsible for ensuring that security procedures are adhered to throughout the building
  • Communicate regularly and efficiently with Melvin Brewing staff
  • Arrive to each shift on time with a positive attitude
  • Assist other departments when necessary

 

Job Requirements/Ideal candidate info:

 

  • Unmitigated passion for beer and the work it takes to make it
  • At least 2 years experience performing above duties at mid- to large-size craft brewery
  • Quality-minded professional who always strives to improve
  • Safety consciousness
  • High level verbal and written communication capacity
  • Team player with appreciation for combining efforts with others to achieve a common goal. Flexibility in schedule to permit brewer to work days, nights and weekends as needed

 

Physical Requirement/Working Conditions:

  • Standing up to 10 hours per shift
  • Stooping, bending, crouching, reaching
  • Manual manipulation of small parts and all equipment necessary to the job
  • Lifting up to 55 pounds to shoulder height repetitively
  • Working in often hot/wet/cold/humid conditions
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs throughout shift
  • Great palate for beer with sharp olfactory and taste senses

 

The right candidate will possess a love of the outdoors and having fun!  Whether it’s skiing, hiking, mountain-biking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, snowmobiling or all of the above.

 

Alpine is located about 40 miles south of Jackson Hole, WY, gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Our brewery is located on the banks of Palisades Reservoir and the Snake River, with two more rivers and vast wilderness all around.

 

Melvin Offers: IRA, Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, access to free and discounted ski passes, and some pretty great beer!

IF YOUR BEER IS NOT MADNESS. IT’S NOT BEER!

If you’re the right person: send resume and cover letter to: jobs@melvinbrewing.com -Subject Brewer/Cellar

 

Lab Manager/Technician

Alpine, Wyoming

Melvin Brewing—Lab Manager/Technician

Melvin Brewing in beautiful Alpine, WY is accepting applications for Lab/QC Manager.  We are currently operating a 30 bbl, 6-vessel automated brewhouse in a 20,000 square foot brewing facility among the mountains and rivers of western Wyoming. We are looking for someone who can complement our vision with his or her skillset.
This is an amazing opportunity with one of the fastest growing breweries in the country – and GABF’s 2017 Brewery Group of the Year! The right candidate will be responsible for daily Quality Controls of a 30 bbl brewhouse producing a variety of beer styles in strict adherence to Melvin Brewing’s process, quality and safety standards.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for prescribed sampling, testing, monitoring and reporting of all Melvin Brewing quality control/quality assurance elements in order to maintain and improve quality of product and ingredients throughout the facility.

These duties/skills include but are not limited to:

  • Sample wort for stability, microbiological and other tests
  • Sample beer for microbiological, dissolved oxygen and other tests
  • Sample yeast for microbiological, viability, vitality and other testing as well as cell count and pitch rate determination
  • Propagate Yeast
  • Use ASBC methods throughout lab
  • Sample packaged product for carbonation, dissolved oxygen, microbiological and other testing
  • Manage all tests in progress in ensure accurate results
  • Use all standard brewery lab equipment to conduct all necessary activities
  • Conduct daily/weekly/monthly taste panels conducted as prescribed/ necessary to ensure quality of products and ingredients in various stages of production
  • Maintain necessary lab supplies inventory to conduct all tests and perform tasks as needed
  • Preparation of growth media
  • Sterile sampling
  • Maintain and routinely sample packaged beer inventory for shelf life, microbiological and other testing as needed
  • Log lab results and any pertinent information regarding the work
  • Attend regular brewery team meetings as needed
  • Help create, maintain and develop SOPs for all QA/QC-related activities

Job Requirements/Ideal Candidate Info:

  • Unmitigated passion for beer and the work it takes to make it
  • At least 2 years experience performing above duties at mid- to large-size craft brewery preferred
  • At least a BS in microbiology and/or chemistry
  • Quality-minded professional able to work alone and with a team
  • Safety-conscious
  • Properly use of provided personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to boots, gloves, respirators, face shields/safety glasses, safety harnesses, hearing protection as well as proper use of power equipment such as forklift, scissorlift, ladders/portable stairways, etc.
  • High level verbal and written communication capacity
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player with appreciation for combining efforts with others to achieve a common goal
  • Flexibility in schedule to work days, nights and weekends as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Full mobility and physical capability including:
  • Standing up to 10 hours per shift
  • Stooping, bending, crouching, reaching, sitting
  • Manual manipulation of small parts and all equipment necessary to the job
  • Lifting up to 55 pounds to shoulder height repetitively
  • Working in often hot/wet/cold/humid conditions
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs throughout shift
  • Great palate for beer with sharp olfactory and taste senses
  • Ability to see near and far objects

Alpine, Wyoming is located 35 minutes south of Jackson Hole and is ideally located within and near the mountains and rivers of Wyoming and Idaho. Year-round outdoor opportunities including fishing, hunting, mountain and road biking, snow sports of all kinds.

We’re brewing beer from the future in one of the most beautiful, wild regions in the US and we’re looking for people who are up for the adventure.

Pay is commensurate with experience. Benefits will be included.

Please email your cover letter, résumé and references to jobs@melvinbrewing.com.

Production Brewer Manager

Alpine, Wyoming

Production Brewing Manager

Melvin Brewing is seeking an experienced production brewing manager to help us make top quality beer in beautiful Alpine, WY, 45 minutes from Jackson Hole.  Western Wyoming is home to world class skiing, hiking, mountain-biking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, snowmobiling and hunting.

We are currently operating a 30 bbl, 6-vessel automated brewhouse in a 20,000 square foot brewing facility among the mountains and rivers of western Wyoming.  We are looking for someone who can complement our vision with his or her skillset.

The right candidate will be responsible for daily operation of a 30 bbl brewhouse and all equipment involved to produce a variety of beer styles in strict adherence to Melvin Brewing’s process, quality and safety standards.

We are looking for a dynamic leader that can achieve results and uphold our high standards of quality and consistency.  This position will oversee all production activities and production personnel.  This position requires a positive team leader that is effective at scheduling staff and brews to ensure the achievement of our far-reaching goals.  The right person will have the ability to maintain consistency, quality, and efficiencies throughout the production process, while fostering a positive team work environment.  A thorough competency in all aspects of beer production including grain handling, yeast management, filtration, sanitation, packaging and QA/QC required. As with all positions at Melvin Brewing Company, we are looking for someone with a passion for world-class beer, a strong work ethic, solid leadership qualities, and a team player.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Melvin Brewing Company brewing operations, including a 30 BBL brewhouse, fermenters, brite tanks and pilot brewing system
  • Shift brewing as needed
  • Manage production team schedules to meet goals and adhere to budget
  • Enforce, further develop and execute Standard Operating Procedures and safety standards consistently
  • Identify areas of increased operational efficiencies and drive continuous improvement culture throughout production team
  • Develop performance and productivity metrics for production department and hold all production employees accountable for achieving these goals
  • Monitor beer quality and provide resources for troubleshooting and data analysis
  • Maintain brewery, cellaring, packaging, and other related documentation in an organized and thorough manner
  • Monitor and assist in maintaining company assets through proper maintenance programs
  • Assist in equipment selection required to execute growth initiatives
  • Work with Sales Manager on production planning and forecasting
  • Manage raw materials inventories to achieve brewing and budgetary goals
  • Work with Facilities Manager to meet and exceed OSHA work place safety requirements
  • Lead a safety culture and attitude in operations at all time
  • Promote and model a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
  • Lead weekly production department meetings and ongoing safety meetings
  • With the QA Department, develop and review quality reports and statistics to insure consistent, quality finished goods
  • In concert with QA Department, manage experimental brews
  • Coach and mentor production employees, lead training initiatives, create opportunities for team development, assist in hiring decisions and lead performance management and recognition
  • Conduct periodic employee performance reviews
  • Adherence to department budget parameters provided by ownership
  • Lead the annual budget process for department

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the brewing industry, preferably with a degree or certification in brewing science and technology
  • Proven brewery knowledge including chemistry and biology
  • Strong mechanical and electrical abilities and operational understanding of all brewery processes
  • Solid level of experience with world class manufacturing techniques
  • Ability to create a strategy to implement continuous improvement initiatives in brewery and packaging processes to meet demand and improve consistency, quality and efficiency
  • Strong computer skills (web-based e-mail, Microsoft Office suite)
  • Project management skills related to brewery expansion and growth projects
  • Proven leadership skills with ability to lead and motivate a growing team
  • High level of attention to detail and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience with ERP software (OBEER preferred)
  • Sound knowledge of financial management tools
  • A desire to teach others about beer and the Melvin brand
  • Self-motivated as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (8–10 hours)
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (lifting up to 55 pounds)
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments

The right candidate will possess a love of the outdoors and having fun!  Whether it’s skiing, hiking, mountain-biking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, snowmobiling or all of the above.

Alpine is located about 40 miles south of Jackson Hole, WY, gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Our brewery is located on the banks of Palisades Reservoir and the Snake River, with two more rivers and vast wilderness all around.

Melvin Offers: IRA, Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, access to free and discounted ski passes, and some pretty great beer!  IF YOUR BEER IS NOT MADNESS. IT’S NOT BEER!

Melvin Brewing Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military status, or political ideology in any of its activities or operations.

 

The jobs below are not currently being filled. However, we are always looking to collect resumes from qualified applicants who want to work for Melvin Brewing. If you’re interested in applying for these jobs, please do and we will reach out if and when we do hiring for them.

Brewer

Alpine, Wyoming

Reports to: Head Brewer

Qualifications or Skill Required:

  • Full mobility and physical capability to safely and effectively work in a brewery environment including:
    • standing up to 10 hours per shift
    • stooping, bending, crouching, reaching
    • manual manipulation of small parts and all equipment necessary to the job
    • lifting up to 55 pounds to shoulder height repetitively
    • working in often hot/wet/cold/humid conditions
    • ability to walk up and down stairs throughout shift
    • near and far distance sight
  • Great palate for beer with sharp olfactory and taste senses
  • At least two years of experience in mid-sized craft brewery
  • Strong verbal and written communication capability
  • Ability to work all shifts, including traditional work days, nights and weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • High school diploma

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Operation of multi-vessel, automated brewhouse
  • Malt handling and milling
  • CIP of brewhouse vessels
  • Wort transfer
  • Manual cleaning
  • Basic brewery equipment maintenance
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Raw material and finished product handling (forklift and other equipment operation to warehouse and load/unload trucks)

Desired Experience and Skills: 

  • Prior warehouse experience preferred.
  • Forklift certification and experience a plus

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Interested applicants should forward resume to Jobs@melvinbrewing.com with the subject line: Brewer

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