careers

We are currently hiring for the following positions at the brewery:

  • Director of Brewing Operations
  • In House Graphic Designer
  • Tasting Room Specialist

Please see a detailed description of each position and application directions below.

DIRECTOR OF BREWING OPERATIONS

The Director of Brewing Operations will oversee production schedules and ensure implementation of all standard operating procedures to maintain consistency, quality and efficiency throughout the production process.  As part of the management team, this position will work with other area leaders to develop and achieve our brewery wide goals.  A thorough understanding of all aspects of beer production, including grain handling, yeast management, filtration, packaging and QA/QC is required.  This position reports directly to the President and Founder.

Responsibilities

  • With the Head Brewer and Brewing team, ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to, improved upon when applicable as well as utilized for new hire training.
  • Hold all team members accountable to operating within brewery procedures.
  • Work with President on production planning and forecasting.
  • Manage production and packaging team scheduling.
  • Oversee key sourcing and raw material relationships critical for our core beers.
  • Maintain brewing, cellaring, packaging and other related documentation in an organized and complete manner.
  • Maintain brewing areas to ensure operations comply with Quality, Sanitation and Safety standards.
  • Identify areas of increased operational efficiencies and drive continuous improvement culture throughout production team.
  • Develop performance and productivity metrics for all production areas and hold team members accountable for achieving these goals.
  • Mange and expand clean barrel-aging program.
  • Fully leverage Orchestrated Beer brewery management software to streamline ordering, scheduling, and improve overall efficiency of production.
  • Oversee the purchasing and negotiations for brew house materials, and packaged goods, as well as the inventory management of above and finished products.
  • With the Lab Technician and President, develop and review quality reports/statistics to ensure consistent, quality finished goods.
  • Identifying and correct production bottlenecks and assist in managing equipment selection required to execute growth initiatives.
  • Assist in equipment and vendor selection and purchase.
  • Ensure compliance with all Alcohol and Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) standards and required documentation.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews with all direct reports.
  • Assist, as needed, with production including brewing, cellaring, packaging, cleaning, organizing and any other ordinary brewery task.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a production brewery of 15,000+ bbls annual production
  • 7-10+ years in the brewing industry
  • Significant experience managing barrel-aging program
  • Degree in Brewing Science or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Previous experience with ERP software such as Orchestrated beer.
  • Project management skills related to brewery expansion and growth projects.
  • Possess technical/mechanical expertise and can troubleshoot and fix production equipment.
  • Proven leadership skills with ability to lead and motive a growing team.
  • High level of attention to detail and strong communication skills.

Compensation based on experience.  Benefits include PTO, Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, 401(k) and free beer.

As with all our positions at Kane Brewing Company we are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a team player that is looking for a position at a fast growing company.  If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format with DIRECTOR OF BREWING OPERATIONS in the subject to careers@kanebrewing.com

IN-HOUSE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

The Graphic Designer is a full-time position reporting to the VP of Marketing responsible for general production of marketing assets for Kane Brewing Co. This position will work collectively with the marketing and sales team to creative unique and innovative work for a variety of marketing initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand the core values of Kane Brewing and ensure consistency among all of the creative assets
  • Create and design marketing materials such as tour sheets, sell sheets, posters, point-of-sale materials, branding elements, apparel, packaging, merchandise, etc
  • Lead and participate brainstorming sessions and conceptualizing discussions
  • Proofread all designs to produce accurate and high-quality work
  • Manage our online social media outlets, creating content when needed
  • Photograph merchandise and beer to use online and in our marketing materials
  • Manage and maintain all graphic files including logos, photos, art, etc
  • Work closely with vendors and printers to ensure successful outcomes
  • Maintain agency projects / deadlines such as website design and brand extensions
  • Assist the VP of Marketing with strategic marketing plans

Qualities candidates will meet the following requirements::

  • The ability to manage multiple projects and remain flexible through multiple revisions while keeping a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively present information one-on-one or small groups
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Write clearly and concisely, with an appropriate awareness of the intended audience
  • Proactive problem-solving skills; participates in developing and working towards team goals; seeks to understand differing viewpoints or opposing ideas
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to assist with tasks outside key responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Graphic design or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of graphic design experience.
  • Print and web graphic design, illustration, computer graphic software, and desktop publishing/document layout experience.
  • A keen sense of design and knowledge of typography.
  • Moderate level of craft beer product knowledge.
  • Expert proficiency with the preparation of graphic materials using software such as Adobe in Design CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Compensation based on experience. Benefits include PTO, Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, 401(k) and free beer.

As with all our positions at Kane Brewing Company we are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a team player that is looking for a position at a fast growing company.  If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format with GRAPHIC DESIGNER in the subject to careers@kanebrewing.com

 TASTING ROOM SPECIALIST

Kane Brewing Company is currently interviewing individuals for part-time positions with our retail operations.  The position would require approximately 20-25 hours of work over 3-4 days a week—mostly weekends. IMPORTANT: If you already have a full or part time position with a wholesale distributor of alcohol or a bar/restaurant and are looking for extra hours, please do not apply.  We cannot hire across tiers of the three tier alcohol distribution system.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure enjoyable experience to all customers
  • Uphold high standards of service quality and consistency
  • Maintain a clean and well stocked environment
  • Assist customers during the purchase of beer and/or merchandise.
  • Possess full knowledge of our products and offerings to correctly answer customer questions
  • Serve as tour guide for our production facility
  • Trouble shot draft system

Must be able to:

  • Lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs with assistance of hand truck
  • Stand for 5-8 hours per day
  • Work in a non-temperature controlled environment

Other requirements:

  • 21 years of age
  • Prior experience working in craft focused bar or restaurant
  • Knowledge and/or passion for craft beer and brewing or willingness to be trained and learn
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills

If interested and qualified, please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format to careers@kanebrewing.com

 

Kane Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.