Innovation Brewer Kansas City

Innovation Brewer

Full Time • Kansas City
Boulevard Brewing Company is recognized as a leader in the beer segment and is based in Kansas City, MO.  Our beers and cocktails are built by our people, who are bound together by a devotion to our products and customers.  We offer a competitive salary, employee bonus, medical/dental, 401k, and other wonderful employee perks and benefits!
Our Brewers must have a passion for the craft of beer making and creating exceptional beers for our customers. This position requires fundamental brewery operational knowledge including raw material sourcing and handling.  Candidates should have a clear understanding of brewhouse operations, cellar management, and finishing procedures.  Additional responsibilities include the analysis of various production and quality parameters.  Our Innovation Brewer will work alongside the brewing team guiding new product development and optimizing existing products.  Candidates must be committed to quality, understand brewery sanitation and work toward maintaining a safe brewing environment.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Idea finder, idea manager, innovation scout, innovation communicator and organizer
  • New product development.  Manage the development of new products from idea through first production run
  • Data management related to product development
  • Lead and communicate all innovation activity.  Act as the point person for our new product development as well as specialty and barrel aged beer production
  • Meet regularly with the marketing Brand Manager to stay ahead of new product development and communicate the innovation progress being made by the brewing team
  • Provide the necessary information and content that marketing needs to move forward with new releases and be a forward face for marketing through interviews, writing articles and blog posts
  • Meet regularly with the Brewing Manager and Barrel Program Manager to help direct innovation initiatives and move that product development through the system and onto the production floor
  • Raw ingredients trials, following existing material quality and researching new ingredients
  • Hop selection and in-house lot evaluation
  • Uphold safety procedures within the brewing environment
  • Adhere to the brewing standard operating procedures
  • Uphold the quality standards directed by the brewery lab and Technical Director
  • Ensure you are punctual, regular in attendance, have a positive attitude and good hygiene and act as a good example for the rest of the staff in these areas
  • Maintain a harmonious work relationship between yourself and your coworkers
  • Communicate a positive attitude, sincere interest, and interact in a positive way with management and staff
  • Special projects as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Formal brewing school degree and prior professional brewing experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals pertaining to brewing and quality control as well as read and understand a variety of scientific instruments. Ability to respond to common inquiries. Ability to communicate and present information effectively
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to understand a variety of scientific calculations as related to brewing
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to analyze and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to use logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Forklift certified.
  • Must be punctual, self-motivated, and able to work without constant supervision. Ability to multi-task while being detail and quality focused. Ability to effectively manage time, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and ability to work both independently and as a team. Must be responsible and dependable.  Ability to work various shifts including: weekends, day, swing, and over night shifts. Enjoy having fun and making good beer.
  • Ability to operate and use a PC computer, proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must be able to work on their feet for 8 hours per day. The employee is regularly required to lift 55lb grain bags / 44lb Hop boxes, climb stairs, work in close quarters, grip & manipulate Tri-clamps and drag hoses, several times a day. Employee is occasionally required lift and maneuver a keg (165lbs).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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