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Current Job Openings at WestFax Brewing Co

Head Brewer

Who Are We?
Founded in 2016, WestFax Brewing Company is a growing and award winning local craft brewery located on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, CO. We are a neighborhood brewery that focuses on curating a fun and positive environment for our patrons to enjoy a craft beer experience in our spacious taproom and beer garden. Additionally we are a locally self distributed packaging brewery with significant growth plans. We value high-quality customer service, teamwork, authenticity, creativity, and problem solving in our staff.

Who Are You?
Safety and Quality are your first priorities and you are ready to wear multiple hats. You are a collaborative self-starter who does whatever needs to be done with a positive attitude and solution-oriented mindset. No task is too small for you; you thrive on creativity, learning, and problem solving. You love Colorado and are passionate about its craft beer.

Job Summary
As the Head Brewer of WestFax Brewing Company you are responsible for beer production and overall brewery operations. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and passionate individual to lead all aspects of beer production, including safety, quality, recipe formulation, schedule, and packaging. You will also need to interact with other brewers and have a presence in the local industry.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Maintain safety and health standards as well as our OSHA compliant safety program
Manage our QA system/plans and ensure overall product quality
Manage all production processes, must be able to execute all aspects of the production process from grain to glass.
Develop new recipes to meet market demands and trends
Record and keep impeccable production records to include gravities, temperatures, brew, fermentation, cellar and overall barrel information.
TTB and state excise tax reporting
Manage, monitor and maintain inventory
Lead and supervise all brewery staff
Manage the monthly cost of goods budget for the brewery
Select and order raw materials to be used throughout the brewing process
Manage hop contracts and contract balances
Manage maintenance schedule
Work with marketing, sales, and taproom team to help sell and promote our beer
Availability to assist in taproom and be a positive representative of the brewery at events
Continually improve our processes, equipment, and product

Working Conditions

Flexible to work a rotating schedule as business needs arise (including nights, weekends)
Position requires standing for long periods of time (up to 12 hours), bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting
Lift up to raw materials up to 55lbs and manipulate kegs weighing up to 165lbs.
Routine pushing, pulling, reaching, upper body and arm rotation, arm extension, and climbing ladders
Some exposure to moderate noise levels in/around brewing area
Exposure to various temperature changes
Able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (ear plugs, gloves, boots, etc.)

Qualifications

Minimum five years experience in the craft brewing industry
Degree in Brewing Science or Technology or related field preferred, but not required
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Highly organized with keen attention to detail
Ability to lead and supervise brewery staff
Focused problem-solver with the ability to stay calm and work under pressure and deadlines
Comfortable with computers and technology
Willingness to continue education and help drive innovation
A passion for craft beer
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Compensation package will consist of a competitive salary, paid sick time, and paid vacation time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and in compliance with all applicable laws of the United States and Colorado. Please email a cover letter and resume to anthony@westfaxbrewingcompany.com


Assistant Brewer

WestFax Brewing Company is looking for an Assistant Brewer to join our growing team.  We are looking for a smart, highly motivated professional with a passion for craft beer and wanting to be that inspired link between the grain and the glass.

Who Are We?
Founded in 2016, WestFax Brewing Company is a growing and award winning local craft brewery located on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood, CO. We are a neighborhood brewery that focuses on curating a fun and positive environment for our patrons to enjoy a craft beer experience in our spacious taproom and beer garden. Additionally we are a locally self distributed packaging brewery with significant growth plans. We value high-quality customer service, teamwork, authenticity, creativity, and problem solving in our staff.

Who Are You?
You are an outgoing, flexible networker, ready to manage the unexpected.   Ready to wear multiple hats, you are a collaborative self-starter who does whatever needs to be done with a positive attitude and solution-oriented mindset. No task is too small for you; you thrive on creativity, learning, and problem solving. You’re a good teammate and are technically savvy, ready to bring new operational and technical ideas to the table. You love Colorado and are passionate about its craft beer.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Execute all aspects of beer production, from brew day to packaging.
CIP of all vessels
Packaging beer in kegs, cans or bottles
Documentation of beer throughout the entire process
Perform necessary QC tasks, measurement, and analysis
Receiving shipments of materials
Cellar management
Cleaning (kegs, tanks, floors, walls, and anything else that needs it)
Assist in recipe formulation and design
Delivery of kegs, and cases of beer to our draft and retail sales accounts
Working special events and festivals when necessary

Working Conditions

Flexible to work a rotating schedule as business needs arise (including nights, weekends)
Position requires standing for long periods of time (up to 12 hours), bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting
Lift up to raw materials up to 55lbs and manipulate kegs weighing up to 165lbs.
Routine pushing, pulling, reaching, upper body and arm rotation, arm extension, and climbing ladders
Some exposure to moderate noise levels in/around brewing area
Exposure to various temperature changes
Able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (ear plugs, gloves, boots, etc.)

Qualifications

21 or older
Self-motivated and proactive
Adaptable and able to efficiently manage time and tasks
A passion for and knowledge of craft beer
Ability to work autonomously
Minimum 1+ years previous brewing experience
Canning line experience a plus
Brewing School and/or professional brewery training a plus
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Clean driving record
Focused problem-solver with the ability to stay calm and work under pressure
Comfortable with computers and technology
Willingness to continue education and help drive innovation

Compensation
$15-$19 per hour based on experience
Paid Time Off
Overtime Opportunities
Employee Beers
Bonus Available for exceptional work

We are an equal opportunity employer and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and in compliance with all applicable laws of the United States and Colorado. Please email a cover letter and resume to anthony@westfaxbrewingcompany.com