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Hiring: Senior Brewer

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking a Senior Brewer to join our staff in Saint Paul.

Fair State is one of a limited number of cooperatively-owned breweries in the US. We began operations at our Northeast Minneapolis brewery and taproom in August 2014, and added a production brewery in St. Paul, MN in 2017. Hemp beverage production has become a large portion of our business since Minnesota added it as a product stream for breweries in 2022, and will continue to be a large portion of our business for both our own brand and co-packing partners.

This position reports to the Brewing Supervisor.

Responsibilities
  • Masterful use of all brewing and cellar equipment, from brewing to dosing hemp
    beverages

  • Following established SOP, and identify when SOP deviates from need
  • Use technology tools to document work done
  • Perform minor day to day maintenance of equipment
  • Keep working spaces clean, organized, and free of clutter
  • Safe operation of forklift, scissor lift, and ladders
  • Maintain and grow knowledge base of proper brewing science and techniques
  • Look ahead at brewing and cellar needs and alert Brewing Supervisor of potential issues
  • Act as a leader to the brewers
  • Train new staff in brewing, cellar, and general brewery functions and systems
  • Assist in SOP editing
  • Other tasks as needed and directed
Desired skills and experience
  • Four years of brewing experience
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Suite
  • Moderate mechanical aptitude including compressed air, plumbing, HVAC and electrical
  • Ekos experience a plus
  • Grist Analytics experience a plus
Requirements
  • At least 21 years of age as of time of application
  • Able to stand for prolonged periods
  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
  • Able to manipulate valves and clamps
  • Able to regularly lift/carry heavy objects (55 lbs.) repeatedly and safely above waist-level
  • Able to occasionally move heavy objects (165 lbs.)
  • Able to work in a factory environment which may be loud, hot, humid, cold, or slick
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with high-pressure deadlines and time constraints
  • Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles
  • Able to safely work on ladders and elevated platforms and in confined spaces
  • Able to safely operate vehicles and material handling equipment (e.g., vans, trucks, hand trucks, scissor lifts, forklifts, pallet jacks)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass insurance driving record review for operating company-owned vehicles on public roads
Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time hourly position compensated at $24 per hour. As a full-time employee, this role is also eligible for:

  • 8 paid holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day)
  • Paid Time Off, which can be used for any purpose and is accrued at a rate of 0.0769 hours of PTO per hour worked (4 weeks per year)
  • Paid parental leave (160 hours of paid parental leave in the 12 months following, or the 9 months prior to, the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child in you home)
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents, with a portion of premiums paid by Fair State
  • Dental and vision insurance, with 50% of employee and dependent premiums paid by Fair State
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and life insurance coverage, with 100% of premiums paid by Fair State
  • Flexible savings account for medical and dependent care
  • Simple IRA with employer-matching up to 3% (eligible in 2023)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted membership in our cooperative (after 6 months)
  • Credit for Fair State clothing merchandise at hire
  • Annual safety clothing & equipment stipend
  • Employee beer stipend
  • Fair State merchandise and beer discounts
Application Process

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. We are looking for someone to start ASAP.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact [email protected] to discuss your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Fair State Brewing Cooperative strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.