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Behind every bottle of Left Hand beer is a great team of committed beer enthusiasts. Our team works hard with a single vision in mind-handcrafting and selling a consistent, balanced portfolio of lagers and ales to the discriminating consumer. We take pride in everything we do, and we believe it shows in each and every bottle. This is a drug free environment/EOE/Equal Housing Opportunity. Background Screening and favorable references are conditions of employment.

Left Hand Brewing Company only accepts resumes for advertised positions. While we receive large numbers of resumes, we are only able to respond to applicants who most closely meet the requirements of the specific jobs advertised. Minimum age requirement for LHBC is 21 years of age. You may be contacted if additional information is needed or to be scheduled for an interview. Please be patient as this process may take several weeks. Thank you for your interest in our organization. Cheers!

Current Open Positions:

Brewer


GENERAL PURPOSE

Left Hand Brewing Company is looking for an outstanding candidate to join our righteously independent brewery in Longmont, Colorado, located in the heart of the foothills and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Knowledge of brewery operations is a key asset. A passion for craft beer, with a desire to learn and grow along with the company’s expansion, is a must. We are looking for someone who is innovative and dedicated to the quality of the products.  Brewer must have strong attention to details in all aspects of the Brewing Process.  An ability to work a flexible work schedule is a must.  No exceptions.  We work three rotational shifts, Days, Nights and Overnights.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:

  • Adheres to and advances the “Safety Always” Culture of Left Hand Brewing Co.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork within the department and company
  • Actively participates in a continuous improvement culture

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • 2+ years of brewing experience
    • Strong mechanical background
    • Willingness to work at a VERY fast pace, yet be precise in your daily tasks
    • Lab skills and Micro understanding
    • Yeast Handling proficiency
    • Must have great experience and appreciation for CIP/SIP of tanks and wortways
    • STRONG cleaning/sanitizing background
    • STRONG communication skills
    • Strong work ethic and be able to work within a team AND independently with a great attitude
    • FULL AVAILABILITY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. Day, night, overnight and weekend shifts will be required
    • Desire to learn
    • Appreciation of fine beer

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Ability to lift 55# grain bags to shoulder repeatedly and up to 75# using traditional methods
    • Ability to ascend and descend staircase repeatedly throughout shift
    • Ability to be frequently exposed to wet conditions and work in extreme cold and heat
    • Frequently exposed to strong and sometimes disagreeable odors and occasionally exposed to caustic chemicals
    • Ability to work near moving mechanical parts
    • Ability to work in a moderate noise level

This is a full-time hourly position with a benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, ESOP, paid time off and of course world class beer. We do not cover relocation costs. Proud to be an EOE.

Instructions on how to apply:

If you love hard work and interacting with people as much as you enjoy craft beer, and you think you’re appropriately qualified and a good fit to work with us, please forward your cover letter and resume to jobs@lefthandbrewing.com.

If you have completed StrengthsFinder please include your top five strengths in your cover letter or resume. The subject line should have BREWER (your name). Phone calls will not be accepted.  If we feel you are a potential candidate, we will call you.  Not sure if this position is still available?  Please check our website:  www.lefthandbrewing.com.

Chicago Sales Representative


GENERAL PURPOSE

Chicago Sales Position

Left Hand Brewing Company is searching for an outstanding candidate to join our rapidly growing brewery and will be based in the Chicago area.  The sales representative and distributor manager will cover the Chicago area to increase the availability, visibility, velocity, and volume of Left Hand Brewing Company (LHBC) by executing direct sales calls on retail accounts and educating distributor sales teams and the beer drinking public.  70% of your time should be spent with out in the market with accounts, distributors, or consumers.

Requirements or preferred experience:

  • Sales experience in the adult beverage world. Sales/distribution
  • Collaborates well with others in the industry – On/Off Premise as well as our distributor partners.

General Responsibilities:

Brewery Education

  • Be the Left Hand Champion in all marketplaces, having a firm understanding of, and be able to explain in detail, the company’s history, community involvement, beer portfolio and short- and long-term vision.
  • Explain the long-term growth and profit potential of the craft beer industry, specifically Left Hand.
  • Disseminate information to accounts about upcoming beer launches, seasonal releases, brewery initiatives, Point-of-Sale, etc.

Organizational

  • Manage time and priorities in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Maintain a weekly/bi-weekly planner of goals and distributor/account calls.
  • Be familiar with draft system dynamics and have the ability to troubleshoot when necessary.
  • Be fluent and current in each state’s liquor license codes and regulations.
  • Utilize all sales-related software (i.e. VIP, Lily Pad, Concur, Trip Cubby, etc.) on a regular basis as requested by the National Sales Manager and Regional Sales Manager.

Reporting

  • Act as the key conduit of information back to the Regional Sales Manager, including, but not limited to, distributor market price lists and post-off schedules, competitor pricing and materials, and opportunities to build the business.
  • Manage, update and disseminate the following to the Regional Sales Manager: market visit reports following time spent in each market, planners/recaps, expense reports, etc.
  • Manage, update and disseminate market visit reports to each distributor partner as requested.

Distributor Partners

  • Gain an intimate and working knowledge of each distributor partner’s organization, including an open relationship with all members of the management and sales teams.
  • Complete working knowledge of all distributor partner pricing, including different deal levels and special incentives.
  • Provide distributor partners with sales literature, technical assistance and sales training as needed.
  • Assist all distributor partners in promoting sales of the products, and helping build consumer acceptance of the products.
  • Establish an action plan prior to visiting market, utilizing sales reps, VIP information, and appropriate collateral/sales materials.
  • Manage distributor partner activity, including, but not limited to, program development and implementation, monthly and quarterly sales meetings, and promotional calendar development and execution.
  • Regularly planned account/market visits with distributor partner’s sales reps
  • Manage all distributor partners’ POS inventory on a monthly basis.

Account Services

  • Represent Left Hand Brewing Company in the retail trade as the first point of contact for the brewery.
  • Establish regular contact and build relationships with key decision makers at key acounts and chains, both on and off premise, in order to gain sales and distribution.
  • Work closely with each distributor’s sales reps in each market On and Off Premise.

 

You will be a great fit for this position if:

  • You have a love of craft beer
  • You were born to sell and easily maintain a positive attitude
  • Your nature is to do your best at all times without being managed (independent/integrity)
  • You are highly organized and able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • You have a strong desire for results and ability to bring projects to completion

This position reports directly to our Central Regional Sales Manager.

This is a full time salaried position with benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, ESOP, paid time off and of course world class beer.  Rate of Pay: DOE.

How to apply:

If you love hard work and interacting with people as much as you enjoy craft beer, and you think you’re appropriately qualified and a good fit to work with us, please forward your cover letter and resume to jobs@lefthandbrewing.com. Subject line should have CHICAGO Sales (your name). Phone calls will not be accepted.  If we feel you are a potential candidate, we will call you. We do not cover relocation costs. Not sure if this position is still available?  Please check our website:  www.lefthandbrewing.com

Journeyman Electrician


GENERAL PURPOSE

Left Hand Brewing Company is looking for an outstanding candidate to join our rapidly growing brewery in Longmont, CO., located in the heart of the foothills and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The Qualified candidate will work in a team based environment and will need to work 1st shift, 2nd shift, and weekends.  You must have the interpersonal skills to function effectively within assigned teams in order to provide production and maintenance support which results in increased equipment operation efficiency.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain and repair equipment including bottling & kegging equipment, conveyors, augers, boilers, compressors, chiller systems, brewhouse equipment, transformers, motors, pumps, gearboxes and lighting fixtures, switch gear, systems using electrical test equipment and other tools.
  • Maintain and repair electrical systems including PLC, Motor Controller, instrumentation, facilities electrical systems
  • Performs PMs and work orders on process equipment, facilities and fleet as directed by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Executes repairs immediately in the event of safety or equipment failures.

Requirements and preferred experience:

  • Holds a current Colorado journeyman electrician’s license.
  • Experience with PLCSs, VFDs, industrial Ethernet, and digital and analog signal systems is required, with a strong preference for experience in food manufacturing or brewing.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in industrial electrical work.
  • The successful candidate must have a strong passion for results and be able to demonstrate impeccable attendance while working in an environment of varying temperature extremes.
  • All candidates must be able to perform frequent physical activity in the form of lifting, pushing, pulling, standing, etc.
  • All candidates must be capable of frequently lifting and carrying 50 pounds.

 

You will be a great fit for this position if:

  • You are a team player who’s willing to teach, learn, and have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have relevant educational background
  • You are highly organized and able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • You have a strong desire for results and ability to bring projects to completion

This position reports directly to our Maintenance Manager

This is a full time hourly position starting at $25/hr – $32/hr (depends on experience), with benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), paid time off and of course world class beer.  Proud to be an EOE.

How to apply:

If you love hard work and interacting with people as much as you enjoy craft beer, and you think you’re appropriately qualified and a good fit to work with us, please forward your cover letter, resume to jobs@lefthandbrewing.com.  Subject line should have Electrician (your name). Phone calls will not be accepted. If we feel you are a potential candidate, we will call you. We do not cover relocation costs. Not sure if this position is still available? Please check our website:  www.lefthandbrewing.com