Careers

Quality Lab Manager

We are looking for a Quality Lab Manager to add to our growing team.  This is a full-time position reports directly to the President.

The Quality Lab Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the lab as well as assisting other department heads with any quality related issues. Applicants must be comfortable communicating with all departments to ensure all issues are being addressed and changes are being implemented appropriately.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily cell counts of yeast and fermenting wort
  • Perform daily testing on fermenting and finished beer
  • Perform DO testing on finished beer and all packaged beers
  • Perform sterile plating and testing of wort, beer, and yeast samples
  • Harvesting, moving, and pitching yeast
  • Maintain overall yeast health of several in-house strains
  • Perform regular calibration and/or cleaning of lab equipment and maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment
  • Organize, track and analyze all results and data
  • Prepare stock solutions and media plates
  • Oversee QC of canning and bottling runs
  • Continue to grow QA/QC program and lab protocols as the company continues to grow
  • Write, update, and improve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the lab
  • Develop and manage sensory panel
  • Assist with yeast propagation

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science, or a related field
  • At least 2 year’s work experience in a QC/QA lab for a production brewery
  • Strong work ethic, self-starting attitude and a strong attention to detail
  • The desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, growing company
  • Ability to work individually, as well as part of a team

Compensation based on experience. Benefits include 401K with company match, health, dental, vision, PTO.  If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format to careers@kanebrewing.com

Packaging Manager

This full-time position reports directly to the Director of Brewing Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all packaging processes including keg filling, bottling and canning.
  • Ensure all beer is in the proper condition (temperature, carbonation level, etc.) prior to packaging.
  • Ensure all packaging activity is done according to its SOP regarding yield, bottle and can fill-height, dissolved oxygen levels, and crowning and seaming standards and material loss.
  • Oversee proper training of all members of the packaging department.
  • Maintain proper packaging records and logs.
  • Ensure regular maintenance of packaging equipment.

Requirements:

  • Formal brewing education or degree in relevant science/mechanical field
  • At least two years of experience in a production/packaging brewery.
  • Experience running a Wild Goose canning line and Meheen bottle fillers.
  • Mechanically inclined with the ability to trouble shoot and problem solve quickly.

Successful candidates will also possess:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
  • Willingness to assist with tasks outside key responsibilities
  • Communicate efficiently with team and customers
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment

Must be able to:

  • Lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally.
  • Operate a forklift and complex machinery.
  • Work in a non-temperature controlled environment.

Compensation based on experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, 401K, PTO and 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 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