Smog City Brewing Co. Jobs

Join our hard working, beer loving, community minded team!


Smog City Brewing Co. Jobs

Join our hard working, beer loving, community minded team!



Take a look at our open positions and  if the role seems like a good fit, apply away! We are looking forward to meeting our next potential teammates.  


Each job listing includes info on how to apply. Please read them carefully. 


Smog City Brewing Co. Open Positions


Smog City Delivery Driver (Part Time)

A Smog City Delivery Driver’s main role is to deliver beer to our taprooms and private label accounts. They have good attention to detail and ability to work in an organized and efficient way to accomplish assigned tasks. They live and breathe Smog City Brewing’s core values of quality, community and respect.


A valid driver's license with a clean driving record required.

  • Primary Responsibilities
  • General Expectations
  • Min. Physical Requirements
  • Necessary Skills
  • Education/Experience

Regular deliveries to Smog City taprooms

-Delivery of all kegs, bottles, and other supplies on scheduled days.

-Return of empty kegs to Smog City in Torrance.

Stocking all Smog City taprooms

-Fulfilling stock orders and/or creating a stock order if needed

-Stocking kegs, bottles, etc.

-Adhering to proper FIFO procedures to ensure date codes are followed for beer service and sales.

-Maintain awareness of new releases to ensure that all necessary kegs and/or cases are cold and serve-able before release date.

Distribution Delivery

-As needed, pull & pack self-distribution orders and deliver kegs and/or cases to retail accounts.

-Complete weekly private label deliveries.

-Maintain accurate paperwork records.


-Must have a respectful and safe driving attitude- you represent the company when driving the van.

-Maintain a clean and organized delivery van.

-Work hard and efficiently to ensure Smog City beer maintains quality standards as it relates to delivery.

-Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures. 

-Stay organized and communicate effectively


Note - all staff help out wherever they are needed. The above are guidelines but additional responsibilities may, and most likely will, be required. 

-Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.

-Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and/or crouch for extended periods of time.

-Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts.

-Must be able to lift 55 lbs. (malt bag!) to shoulder level repeatedly and maneuver at least 165 lb. (full keg!) containers safely.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently.

-Must be able to follow directions.

-Subject line of the email must read: Seven sicilian sailors sailing the seven seas.

-Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.

-Forklift experience is a plus.

-Brewery, Warehouse and/or Delivery Driving experience preferred.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com

 

The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you. Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and any formal/informal brewery training.

 

You must provide 3 references, one character reference, one professional reference and a third of either character or professional nature.  At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

 

References WILL be checked.



Smog City Cellar Person (Full Time)

A Smog City Cellar Person’s main role is to perform all the necessary tasks to usher beer in process through fermentation and filtration until package ready. They have good attention to detail and ability to work in an organized and efficient way to accomplish assigned tasks. They live and breathe Smog City Brewing’s core values of quality, community and respect.


  • Primary Responsibilities
  • General Expectations
  • Min. Physical Requirements
  • Necessary Skills
  • Education/Experience

CIP of fermentors, bright tanks, transfer hoses, recirculation loops, packaging equipment, and any other cleaning required to execute the following:

Centrifuge Operation

-Operation of Andritz CA 71-V centrifugal clarifier

-Ensure clarity standards are met while maximizing product recovery from fermentation vessels

-Ensure target D.O. and CO2 levels in finished beer

-Centrifuge experience preferred


Daily Tank Checks

-Cell counting with Nexcelom cellometer, gravity readings using Anton Paar densitometers

-Forced diacetyl testing


Yeast handling and dry hopping

-Dry hopping and recirculating dry hopped beers

-Cropping excess yeast

-Harvesting yeast


Data recording

-Making all pertinent measurements of processes incl. temp, pH, gravity, D.O., CO2

-Using paper logs, spreadsheets, and production software to record data related to all the above


Packaging

-Keg washing, keg racking, helping with canning and bottling lines

-Ensuring all raw materials and finished goods related to above are on hand, clean, organized, or otherwise

-Warehousing

-Maintain the operational efficiency and safety of the equipment you use. Catch it before it breaks, fix it if you can, bring it to someone’s attention if you can’t.

-Maintain a safe and clean work environment.

-Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment and the facility at all times.

-Keep accurate logs and governmental compliance paperwork.

-Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.

-Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures in vessel cleaning and sanitation, yeast handling, fermentation -and maturation, sample collecting and filtration operations.

-Understand and adhere to recipes and formulas.

-Participate in beer festivals and events. You make the beer, tell the world about it!

-Busting your ass to get the job done.


Note - all staff help out wherever they are needed. The above are guidelines but additional responsibilities may, and most likely will, be required. 

-Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.

-Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and/or crouch for extended periods of time.

-Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts.

-Must be able to lift 55 lbs. (malt bag!) to shoulder level repeatedly and maneuver at least 165 lb. (full keg!) containers safely.

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently.

-Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects the quality of the beer.

-Excellent beer knowledge, a good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.

-Must be able to follow directions.

-Subject line of the email must read: Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.

-Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.

-Forklift experience a plus.

-A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery or 3 years of home brewing experience preferred.

-Bachelor’s degree and/or formal brewing education preferred.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com

 

The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you. Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and any formal/informal brewery training.

 

You must provide 3 references, one character reference, one professional reference and a third of either character or professional nature.  At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

 

References WILL be checked.



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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