Careers

BARREL CELLAR PERSON

Field & Oak is Kane Brewing’s Spontaneous and Saison beer project.  We are looking for a Barrel Cellar Person to join our Field & Oak team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in brewing and preparation for Field & Oak coolship and saison batches
  • Barrel maintenance & inspection – including swelling and leak repair
  • Maintain cleanliness of Field & Oak barrel warehouse including mopping and pressure washing
  • Perform monthly barrel inventories, barrel checks and creation of barrel tags for new batches
  • Maintain strict separation of Kane and Field & Oak brewery cellars with mindfulness of cross-contamination risks
  • Elite attention to detail, following SOPs and Checklists to ensure safety and consistent production of top tier product
  • Ability to coordinate with and pick up fruit from our farmer partners in NJ
  • Processing of fruit, spices, and hops
  • Safe barrel movement and stacking via forklift with barrels ranging from 225l-600l
  • Detailed record keeping for barrel racking, fruiting, adjuncting and blending
  • CIP/Sani/Purge of tanks, coolship, packaging equipment and barrel racking lines
  • Barrel purging, filling, and racking
  • Barrel cleaning with pressure washing assembly and sulfuring
  • Bottling via 6 head gravity filler including manual corking, capping, and labeling and kegging
  • Assist as needed with Kane clean barrel program and adjuncting, cellaring, packaging, and pilot system brewing

Competencies:

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

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a production/packaging brewery or winery
  • Knowledge of various brewing practices
  • Lift 55 lbs. and move 165 lbs. occasionally
  • Operate a forklift and complex machinery
  • Work in a non-temperature controlled environment

Strongly Desired:

  • Strong interest in wine and spirits to draw inspiration for new barrel acquisitions or techniques
  • Culinary interest for both fruited & spiced beers

This position is full-time, on-site at our Ocean Township, NJ brewery location.  Kane Brewing offers competitive compensation based on experience.

Kane Brewing offers employees opportunities for growth, competitive pay, and a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off (PTO) and monthly stipends for merchandise and beer.

This job description is reflective of the primary duties of this position and in no way limits the supervisor from assigning any other duties, responsibilities or initiatives as deemed necessary.

TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION:  please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format to careers@kanebrewing.com

Staff/Senior Accountant

Kane Brewing is currently seeking a Staff/Senior Accountant .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Record inventory sales transactions in the system and reconcile for accuracy
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Preform monthly bank account reconciliations
  • Post journal entries
  • Preform month end closing procedures
  • Calculate inventory variances to actual count & post adjustments
  • Preform some AP tasks (review invoices/prepare check run/Cut checks)
  • Backup coverage for Accounts Receivable tasks
  • Preform comparison of P&L statement to budget/forecast
  • Code AMEX expenses & review submitted receipts
  • Assistance with ad-hoc accounting projects & analysis

Competencies: 

  • 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

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance
  • Accounting software experience is required, Orchestrated Beer/SAP a plus
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in accounting is required

Strongly Desired:

  • CPA
  • Experience in Manufacturing/CPG strongly desired

This position is full-time, on-site at our Ocean Township, NJ brewery location.

This job description is reflective of the primary duties of this position and in no way limits the supervisor from assigning any other duties, responsibilities or initiatives as deemed necessary.

TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION:  please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format to careers@kanebrewing.com

Cellar Person

We are looking to add a full time Cellar Person to add to our team.

Responsibilities:

  • CIP/SIP of all brewery vessels
  • Wort and beer transfer
  • Yeast harvest, pitching and health management
  • Fermentation monitoring
  • Manual cleaning of brewery equipment and parts
  • Assist brewers with wort-creation and brew house operation
  • Assist with packaging; including canning and bottling, keg filling & cleaning
  • Operating the centrifuge
  • Strict adherence to sanitary and record-keeping standards
  • Basic facilities maintenance
  • Basic brewery equipment maintenance

Qualifications:

  • A degree from a professional brewing education program or related field is preferred
  • At least six months previous experience working in a brewery with an understanding of the physical requirements of this type of position
  • Demonstrated track record of success in prior positions

Successful candidates will also possess:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Close attention to details
  • 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
  • Stand for 8-10 hours per day
  • Operate a forklift and complex machinery
  • Work in a non-temperature controlled environment, handling of hazardous materials

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

Facilities Maintenance Manager

We are currently seeking a Facilities Maintenance Manager to join our team.

  • Ensure the brewery runs smoothly, from mechanical systems and brewing equipment to stocking necessary repair/replacement parts during all operating hours and on-call basis when off-site.
  • Manage the maintenance department team and all external contractors/subcontractors
  • Maintain and repair all production systems and equipment which include: pumps, heat exchangers, chillers, boilers, air compressors, conveyors, packaging and process systems, etc.
  • Coordinating with the head brewer, operations, packaging lead, and retail manager for downtime to complete installs, repairs, or replacements
  • Make recommendations for necessary spare parts and backup equipment for efficient performance
  • Purchase and maintain adequate spare parts and supplies to ensure efficient operations
  • Create and maintain thorough digital maintenance logs, library of technical manuals/drawings/schematics, and vendor contact information
  • Prepares cost estimates on proposed projects
  • Develop and maintain complete sets of facilities-related SOP’s and safety procedures, trains staff in accordance with these procedures, and monitors activities to ensure compliance and areas of improvement
  • Conduct daily routine inspection of critical systems and report any unusual conditions, defective materials, faulty equipment, and equipment operating or installed incorrectly
  • Execution of routine maintenance at recommended intervals
  • Develop strategies and best practices to keep all production, tasting room, and other areas cleaned, organized, and free of contamination
  • Promote a positive, proactive safety culture and be a safety ambassador on site.
  • Maintain a clean and organized shop floor, utility yard, and spare parts department
  • Maintain facility appearance including managing lawn maintenance and snow removal
  • Facilitate the installation of new machines
  • Various repairs/maintenance of mechanical systems
  • Work closely with manufacturers, distributors and other vendors to stay informed of any changes to machine processes, functionality and upgrades

Competencies:

  • Detail oriented with the ability to think strategically
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently and with limited direction
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Able to set and meet multiple and simultaneous deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to be an effective team player
  • Leadership, ability to coach a team to achieve results
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with management, peers, and across functions
  • Expert verbal and written communication, able to effectively communicate with multiple departments

Requirements:

  • At least five (5) years progressive, responsible experience in one or more of the following:
    • a trade such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical, welding etc.
    • an equipment or automotive mechanic
    • equipment installation or maintenance
    • manufacturing
  • Experience in a similar role preferred
  • College degree in related field or vocational diploma strong plus
  • Must be well organized, computer literate with solid understanding of MS office software and internet research
  • Above average mechanical competency and experience and expertise with the safe use of tools and machinery associated with trade and/or maintenance work
  • Familiarity with typical warehouse/manufacturing equipment such as boilers, refrigeration, pumps and piping, and/or packaging equipment a plus
  • Experience in the installation and repair of mechanical equipment preferred
  • Excellent mechanical troubleshooting ability
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed

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

Hospitality Associate – Part Time

Kane Brewing is currently seeking a Part-Time Hospitality/Retail Associate.  Hospitality Associates pour beer in our Tasting Room and work the retail counter selling beer and merchandise to go. Required work hours are one shift each on Saturday and Sunday.  Approximate hours per weekend: 10 – 16 hours.

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet customers and welcome them to the Brewery.
  • Adhere to strict safety and sanitization protocols
  • Pour and serve beer to customers.
  • Maintain a clean environment.
  • Understand beer offerings and be able to answer questions as well as make recommendations.
  • Communicate with customers to ensure satisfaction and resolve any issues.
  • Process customer payments.
  • Ensure an enjoyable experience for all customers.
  • Uphold high standards of service quality and consistency.
  • Assist with other retail operations as needed.

Competencies:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age
  • Stand for 6-10 hours per day
  • Work in a fast-paced environment while still prioritizing safety and customer experience
  • Work in a non-temperature-controlled environment
  • Work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Excellent customer service and hospitality skills
  • Prior experience working in craft-focused bar or restaurant

Strongly Desired:

  • High level knowledge of draft system a plus

This position is part-time, on-site at our Ocean Township, NJ brewery location.

This job description is reflective of the primary duties of this position and in no way limits the supervisor from assigning any other duties, responsibilities or initiatives as deemed necessary.

TO APPLY TO THIS POSITION:  please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format to careers@kanebrewing.com