Careers

Join the Wyeast Team

From the lab to customer service, we are constantly looking for qualified individuals to join our team. We’ve been creating premium liquid yeast for more than 30 years and our success can be attributed to the hardworking, motivated, passionate individuals we employ. If you feel you’re a good fit for our culture, apply to one of the positions below. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Production/Cellar Operator

Hood River, OR

This position is responsible for effectively preforming production duties which includes raw material handling, operating a forklift, record keeping, tank sampling, wort processing, cleaning and sanitation of tanks and equipment, and cellaring operations; all of which require extensive physical work in a clean, hot/cold, and wet production environment.

 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Follow established formulas to weigh and measure raw materials for scheduled production batches according to company procedures
  • Maintain raw material and production records with detail and accuracy
  • Start up, monitor, and operate processing equipment safely and efficiently
  • Adhere to current Personal Protective Equipment requirements and adopt new PPE requirements as chemicals, chemical use, or procedures change
  • Safely and accurately handle, mix, and test concentration (titration & ppm) of all cleaning and sanitizing solutions.
  • Perform cleaning and sanitation of equipment, both CIP and manual, cleaning process area and other assigned areas according to company protocols
  • Collect samples for QC/QA during the production process
  • Read, understand, and maintain a variety of scientific instruments and calculations
  • Set up and complete cellaring operations according to company procedures
  • Acknowledge and report necessary repairs of equipment to supervisor and assist when needed
  • Follow all safety procedures and participate in safety training. Maintain safe and efficient use of equipment and tools.
  • Support and comply with all company policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Must meet set expectations and daily goals given by the supervisor based on production needs.
  • Professional and respectful communication between team members, supervisors, and management in a supportive and welcoming environment.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and maintain effective and professional working relationships with all employees and departments.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 year Associates Degree in Food Science, Brewing Science, Food Microbiology or related studies, 4 year Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 year experience in Food Microbiology, commercial brewing, cellar operations or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of food grade chemicals, sanitizers, and safe handling practices
  • Ability to understand and comprehend production and processing language
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and be detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining product quality
  • Mechanical aptitude, skills, and knowledge a plus
  • Preforming general physical activities: requires considerable use of arms, legs and moving whole body, such as lifting up to 60+ pounds, balancing, walking, stooping, handling and positioning of materials and products, carrying items up and down stairs
  • Schedule will be 4/10hr weekdays, 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM to start with the expectation of rotating regular/weekend shifts or alternate shifts once training is complete.Must be available for some overtime work and occasional holiday shifts will be required.

 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k

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Customer Service Order Entry

Hood River, OR

This role ensures delivery of excellent customer service through fast and accurate processing of orders, communication, and by coordinating with other departments to resolve inquiries. As well as maintain business relationships with clients by providing prompt and accurate service so as to promote customer loyalty.

 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • 1st on answering customer calls
  • Retail and Brewery order entry
  • Run retail report 2, pick tickets, and packing lists
  • Enter freight charges to brewery orders, invoices, and emails
  • Prepare invoices for mailing
  • Issue credit memos and post in defective report
  • Run weekly aging report. Email past due invoices and/or statement of account
  • Assist with retail manifest if needed. Join pick tickets to original orders
  • Assist with new account set up in BW when available and if needed
  • Scan, print, fax, organize, and file documents
  • Professional and courteous to all customers and co-workers

 

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma required, college courses in accounting or business degree preferred
  • Experience using accounting software, Microsoft Office products, and 10-key
  • Ability to type 60-65 wpm
  • Proficient in data entry and management
  • Previous office, phone, and customer service experience
  • Must have a strong work ethic, be detail oriented, and be a well-organized self-starter
  • Be able to multi-task effectively in an office environment with excellent time management skills
  • Excel professionally in both verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

 

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Post Production Liquid Packaging

   Hood River, OR

The Post Production Liquid Packaging position is responsible for standardizing and packaging our commercial orders while ensuring high quality work, with attention to detail, to produce an exceptional product.

 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Manually filling commercial packages while ensuring quality and conformity of product according to company procedures.
  • Handle all raw materials and packaging materials according to company procedures.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately with astute attention to detail.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing containers used in production according to company procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and maintain effective and professional working relationships with all employees and departments.
  • Operate production equipment and tools in accordance with company procedures.
  • Follow all safety procedures and participate in safety training. Maintain safe and efficient use of equipment, tools, and person.
  • Support and comply with all company policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Must meet set expectations and daily goals given by the supervisor based on production needs.
  • Professional and respectful communication between team members, supervisors, and management in a supportive and welcoming environment.

 

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and ability to read, speak, and write English so as to assimilate, retain, and apply knowledge of job functions and recognize and communicate problems and recommend solutions.
  • Production assembly and food industry experience desired with a stable work history.
  • Knowledge and use of computers, printers, and Microsoft Office products required.
  • Reading, math, dexterity, and comprehension required of the job will be tested.
  • Performing general physical activities: requires considerable use of arms, legs, and moving whole body, such as lifting up to 50+ pounds, standing, balancing, walking, stooping, handling and positioning of materials/products, carrying items up and down stairs, and working in a hot/cold environment.

 

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k

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