Brewing Supervisor

Website lagunitasbeer Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Brewing Supervisor at Lagunitas leads, coaches, and motivates a 24-hour operation with limited managerial support on off-shifts to ensure high quality products are produced safely and effectively through maximizing efficiency and the continuous improvement of our brewery. This role serves as a leader for Brewing, and is a representation of the Lagunitas vibe and culture.

What you’ll do:

  • Champions safety by abiding and enforcing all company safety procedures.
  • Addresses and resolves safety concerns or issues from team members, escalates issues as needed.
  • Completes accident investigations with team members.
  • Participates in and leads safety training/seminars.
  • Ensures process controls for wort production, cleaning and sanitation, fermentation performance, yeast removal, dry hopping, chilling performance, centrifugation, filtration and carbonation are met during the shift.
  • Adheres to schedules, makes adjustments when needed, but provides reasoning for changes.
  • Troubleshoots issues with team members, finds root causes, implements effective solutions, and escalates problems when needed.
  • Makes sure all daily paperwork is completed properly.
  • Ensures cleanliness and order in all brewing departments.
  • Seeks opportunities for continuous improvement and presents to brewing team.
  • Works with Head Brewer on special assignments or projects as needed.
  • Ensures adherence to established product specifications.
  • Ensures adherence to company SOPs, edits current SOPs, and assists in developing new SOPs.
  • Ensures proper CIP and sanitary practices to prevent contamination issues.
  • Promptly reports deviations from product specifications or SOP’s.
  • Identifies and eliminates issues leading to out of specification product.
  • Participates in daily taste panel.
  • Develops team members to lead, manage, and make sound decisions in all performance aspects of day-to-day operations.
  • Assists with hiring for the Brewing Department, ensuring the selection of employees who reflect positively of the company ethos at work and off work.
  • Responsible for scheduling and payroll execution.
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations for team members.
  • Partners with Head Brewer on all disciplinary actions for team members.
  • Holds meetings to present information to the team; identifies action items and supports meeting agendas.
  • Meets with lab to review adherence to specifications and troubleshoot issues.
  • Works with packaging to coordinate schedule changes, create filtration plans, and resolve problems.
  • Reports electrical and mechanical failures to maintenance, provides documentation, coordinates shutdowns, and assists with executing PMS.
  • Works with vendors while on site to further improve aspects of the brewery and undergo training on equipment.
  • Collaborates with other shifts to complete initiatives, solve problems, and complete shift pass-on.
  • Reviews brewsheets for proper accounting and ensures all units of measurements are consistent.
  • Makes sure ingredient lot codes are referenced to a batch number.
  • Ensures all inputs and resulting output for each batch are entered into ERP system.
  • Supports monthly inventory counts and subsequent adjustments.
  • Maintains Full Operational Capabilities of all duties required of the team.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

What we’re lookin’ for:

  • A minimum of 4 years in the brewing industry.
  • B.S. in Brewing Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, or certification from recognized brewing school preferred.
  • Very strong technical understanding of the brewing process and brewing quality control points.
  • Solid working knowledge of pneumatic systems, industrial electricity, mechanical power, steam generation and distribution, industrial refrigeration and sanitary process piping systems strongly preferred
  • Experience with trouble shooting and programming of automated equipment control platforms (i.e., Allen- Bradley, Siemens PCS7, Rockwell Automation) strongly preferred.
  • Awareness of OSHA regulations, GMP, State Agricultural practices/policies, TTB regulations, plant safety regulations, FDA guidelines for food plant operations and environmental regulations regarding manufacturing brewery operations.
  • Experience with ERP or MRP software.
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings; acceptance of varying and flexible schedules.
  • Results driven focus.
  • Proven leadership experience to include; team building, coaching and motivation, change management, and process management.
  • Excellent communication skills such as the ability to clearly articulate issues, opportunities and risk when making decisions.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Exhibits the flexibility needed to respond to frequent changes in production requirements and/or systems and equipment failures.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift 44 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, climb and work in tight spaces.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Forklift/pallet jack proficiency required.

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