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Fermentation Technician

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $19.50/hr. USD / Year
  • Salary: $19.50/hr.

Website Humm Kombucha

Description

As one of the nation’s fastest growing healthy beverage companies, Humm Kombucha is on a quest to put the goodness of Humm in the hands of as many people as possible.

We are hiring a Fermentation Technician to work with our great Brew team and create our kombucha by brewing tea, fermenting, and finishing the product with flavor and carbonation in the most effective and efficient way. This position is responsible for every aspect of the product from start to finish, implementing strict, predetermined procedures and protocol. Successful candidates need to be able to work well in a team-oriented environment to accomplish the company’s strategic initiatives while providing excellent service to our many internal and external customers.

We are actively seeking Fermentation Technicians for the following opening(s):

Monday – Thursday (4/10s): Evening Shift (2pm-12:30am) – Full time hours with a 3 day weekend!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Make finished (flavored) kombucha according to predetermined recipes.
  • Works in compliance with Food Safety Management System and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Adhere to Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards.
  • Perform brewing operations according to current operational procedures.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment and work areas.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement projects in brewing.
  • Complete daily interdepartmental checklist, check ins and report outs .
  • Maintain accurate, thorough and up to date tracking records of all brewing processes.
  • Perform daily quality assurance and quality control checks on fermenting, raw and finished kombucha.
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and react well under pressure.
  • Perform working compliance with following safety policies within the Humm Kombucha safety manual
  • All other duties as assigned

HUMM-STER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Champion the company culture and values
  • Embrace, practice and support Humm policies, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintain constructive working relationships with employees and other department heads
  • Being part of the Win

COMPENSATION:

Wages: The starting wage for this role depends on your previous experience. Base wages when joining this team start at $19.50/hour for candidates with less direct brewing or fermentation experience. More opportunities for wage increases are also associated with company performance bonuses, individual performance reviews, and promotional opportunities.

Perks and Benefits: We offer loads of awesome benefits and perks!

  • A company culture that prioritizes supporting our employees to make some of the best beverages on the planet!
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance (Humm currently pays 100% of the medical insurance premium for employee-only coverage and offers additional plans to cover your dependents too!).
  • Paid time off for holidays, vacation, sick and personal time.
  • Perks and discounts with other rad local businesses.
  • Company supported retirement plans.
  • And of course… FREE Humm beverages and gear!

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: High school diploma/GED or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 6 months brewing experience in a professional brewing/fermentation environment, manufacturing/food processing experience strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal communication & organization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and react well under pressure.
  • Ability to follow precise instructions
  • Manual labor experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proficient in the basic computer skills; spreadsheets, email & word processing. Google Suite experience preferred
  • Be able to obtain forklift operator certification within 30 days from starting

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Lift 55 pounds frequently
  • Work at heights while lifting
  • Loud, acidic and humid working environment
  • Indoor, outdoor and refrigerated environments in all weather conditions
  • Working with forklifts, pallet jacks, high powered pumps, chemicals, extreme temperature liquids, heavy equipment
  • Work on your feet for 8-10 hours daily
  • Flexible to work all shifts including holidays, weekends, evenings, split and graveyard/nights as needed with notice

Working for Humm Kombucha:

At Humm, every position and person is equally valued. We’re all in this together, and there is an overwhelming sentiment that every Humm-ster feels in which they know that their job is as important as any other job in the company. Everyone shares in each success, and everyone learns from every failure. Many new positions are filled from within the company, fostering a sense of continuity and opportunity. The engine that drives Humm is the Humm-sters, a diverse and dedicated group of professionals who handle every aspect of the company, from brewing and bottling to sales and finance. From its inception, Humm has cultivated a culture of appreciation, respect, love and joy. Humm-sters embody and nurture these qualities as they not only define the culture but nourish it on a daily basis just as they nourish what our customers love inside our bottle. Being a Humm-ster means being a part of something wonderful, and something that couldn’t exist without each and every person on our team.

Salary Description

Depends on experience, starting at $19.50

To apply for this job please visit recruiting.paylocity.com.

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