Smog City Brewing Co. Jobs

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To apply to any of our open positions, please send your resume along with a cover letter to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com and be sure to include the job title & location in the subject line.


Part-time Beertender (All locations)

Smog City Brewing Co. has four taprooms that are the heart of our business and we are looking for experienced restaurant/bar professionals to join our amazing team. Our Beertenders are the frontlines of our brewery, getting the opportunity to guide our customers to their favorite beer, help them explore new styles, and ensure everyone that comes to Smog City is welcomed with open arms. We pride ourselves in being a diverse group of creative individuals that have a strong passion for quality beer, all things Smog City, and coloring outside the lines. 


Job Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Be an ambassador of Smog City Brewing Co., understanding that you are the face of the company and must represent what Smog City stands for in everything you do and every interaction you have with customers.
  • Uphold Smog City customer service standards, making our taprooms a welcoming place for everyone
  • Greet and interact with guests in a polite and respectful manner.
  • Answer questions and educate guests about Smog City beer, teaching them about our products, culture, and brewing process.
  • Pour and serve our beer with an attention to detail
  • In addition to beertending, there will be shifts that will require you to be the Smog City host, greeting customers, seating them at their table, and maintaining wait lists.
  • Act as the primary taproom cleaner and dishwasher on certain shifts
  • Follow all Taproom SOPs, including all new COVID-19 cleaning and social distance procedures 
  • Help maintain our draft systems as needed, including cleaning draft lines and communicating any issues or changes you notice to the appropriate team member
  • Make recommendations for improvements and constantly be looking for opportunities to make our taproom experience better. 
  • Help us with social media content, taking photos when appropriate and adding them to our shared albums
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Practice responsible service standards
  • Do you part to make sure our space stays clean, including sweeping, mopping, washing glassware, restocking restrooms, etc.
  • Work morning, afternoon, night, and/or weekends as needed.
  • Participate in beer festivals and events as needed.
  • Work Smog City special events as needed.
  • Help with Smog City deliveries as needed to the local L.A. area, including prepping orders and making deliveries 

Requirements

  • 1 - 3 years of restaurant or bar experience in a customer facing role
  • 1 year of experience waiting tables and/or in a host role
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels
  • Impeccable customer service skills and a desire to interact with and host a wide range of individuals with varying levels of beer knowledge
  • Ability to proactively look for opportunities to make improvements in taproom operations and suggest steps to make changes. 
  • Must be a motivated self-starter
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Desire to learn about craft beer and quality standards, including draft maintenance 
  • Flexibility to work at any of our 3 taproom locations location in Torrance and Long Beach
  • Knowledge and passion for craft beer is preferred with an emphasis on education and helping customers find their new favorite beer they didn’t know they liked.
  • Knowledge of Square POS systems preferred
  • Draft system knowledge preferred
  • Proof of completion of LEAD course in accordance with ABC regulation within 30 days of hire
  • Open availability to work weekends (Friday - Sunday)
  • Ability to follow and adhere to all COVID-19 procedures and guidelines
  • Clean driving record preferred

Minimum Physical Requirements
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in tight/confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and maneuver at least 165 lb kegs.
  • Must be able to perform all job duties while wearing a face mask at all times




Part-time Host/Greeter (Torrance Brewery, temporary)

With our new outdoor dining setup at the Torrance Brewery & Taproom, we need friendly, outgoing hosts to greet our customers, help organize our check in station, and make sure our customers get seated and situated. Please note this is a temporary, part-time position.


Job Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet all guests that arrive to Smog City, making them feel safe and welcome
  • Communicate all rules and regulations firmly and politely, ensuring all guests understand their role in keeping everyone safe before being seated.
  • Enforce social distancing rules and safe beer pick-up/dine-in procedures with all customers at the taproom. 
  • Maintain an orderly flow of service for the taproom including starting a waitlist if needed.
  • Keep track of table reservations and enforce time limits placed on tables if needed.
  • Communicate with the wait staff as needed to make sure they know when new tables are seated, what guests need, and any other important info they need to know to do their job effectively and create a great guest experience. 
  • Maintain a clean & sanitized space at all times 
  • Ensure each menu and other high touch items are sanitized thoroughly after each use. 
  • Set up and break down the host stand including keeping iPad and chip reader charged and barrel umbrella lights charged. 
  • Take to-go beer orders and help fulfill them as needed
  • Help bus and clean tables as needed


Requirements

  • Friendly, customer service focused attitude
  • Ability to make our customers feel at home while still ensuring the rules are understood and followed
  • Great organizational skills
  • 1 year of experience working in a front of house position preferred
  • Previous hosting experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Positive, flexible attitude. Willing to roll up your sleeves and jump in to help where needed.
  • Must be able to follow guidelines and procedures without missing a step.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels
  • Interest in craft beer a plus.
  • At least 21 years old


Requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in tight/confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and maneuver at least 165 lb kegs.
  • Must be able to perform all job duties while wearing a face mask at all times
  • Must be able to work outside in various weather conditions including heat, cold, and rain.



Part-time Porter (Torrance Brewery, temporary)

The safety of our customers and staff is top priority at Smog City Brewing Co. and we need a hard working, customer service focused Porter to join the team to help keep our space sparkling clean and help ensure COVID safety standards are upheld at all times with a positive and friendly attitude. 


Please note this is a temporary, part-time position.


Job Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Help bar staff with opening and closing procedures including sweeping, mopping, and setting up tables and umbrellas. 
  • Enforce social distancing rules and safe beer pick-up/dine-in procedures with all customers at the taproom.
  • Help remind guests about the onsite safety rules, including mask wearing, social distancing, and no mingling.
  • Help control traffic through the outdoor dining area and in/out of the taproom as needed.
  • Clear all dirty glassware, load dishwasher, and maintain a clean space at all times.
  • Keep bar stocked with clean glassware
  • Keep all chemical bottles well-stocked at all stations
  • Ensure each table is wiped down after each guest leaves.
  • Wipe down all high touch surfaces at least every 30 minutes and keep bathrooms clean and stocked at all times.


Requirements

  • 1 year of experience working in food service is preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Positive, flexible attitude. Willing to roll up your sleeves and jump in to help where needed.
  • Must be able to follow guidelines and procedures without missing a step.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels
  • Interest in craft beer a plus.
  • At least 21 years old


Requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in tight/confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and maneuver at least 165 lb kegs.
  • Must be able to perform all job duties while wearing a face mask at all times
  • Must be able to work outside in various weather conditions including heat, cold, and rain.


To apply to any of our open positions, please send your resume along with a cover letter to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com and be sure to include the job title & location in the subject line.

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