Beer Wrangler / Production Assistant

Ritual Brewing Co.

Redlands, CA, USA


Brewer / Assistant Brewer

Mar 17


JOB TITLE: Beer Wrangler / Production Assistant

LOCATION: Redlands, CA

POSITION TYPE: Part Time, Hourly Employee


POSITION SUMMARY: The Beer Wrangler plays a front line service role on the Sales / Distribution team in ensuring our brewery fresh draft beer is flowing at local accounts and packaged beer is displayed and available in retail stores. Will be responsible for operating a delivery vehicle ranging from a van to a box truck.  Responsible for excellent customer service and ensuring a positive interaction with, customers while delivering Ritual products. Also will check shelf, tap placement, and / or display to ensure product is properly stocked, displayed, and rotated as well as building effective, professional displays in retail locations.

Production Assistant - Works in the Production Department cleaning equipment and facilities. Will be responsible for operating and maintaining equipment needed to manage yeast, monitor fermentation, and package beer in a variety of containers including kegs and bottles. Assists in a variety of aspects throughout the business as needed including maintenance of facilities and grounds.


Beer Wrangler

·        Maintains workplace safety while upholding quality standards.

·        Loading and unloading trucks / vans

·        Demonstrate safe, responsible driving habits and parking maneuvers

·        Ensure truck is loaded with correct amount of cases and kegs

·        Drive scheduled delivery route

·        Deliver Ritual products to area retail accounts (bars, restaurants, package stores) utilizing a hand truck

·        Ensure correct amount is invoiced to customer, and that payment is collected when necessary

·        Clean draft lines and troubleshoot draft issues. Install / replace draft equipment occasionally as needed.

·        Ensure product on shelf is properly stocked and rotated. Pull out of code beer to ensure fresh beer for the consumer.

·        Assist the sales team in building and maintaining retail displays.

·        Account for all returnable items to Ritual (empty kegs, etc)

·        Monitor product quality, reporting problems to mitigate safety and quality issues.

·        Responsible for consistently and accurately documenting and reporting; Completing inventory, quality and return logs.

·        Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

·        Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

·        Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, safe material handling, etc.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.

·        Functions well working in a team environment

·        Maintain a professional representation and appearance

Production Assistant

·        Cleaning of equipment and brewery facilities.

·        Operates CIP (clean in place) system and cellar equipment according to standardized operating procedures.

·        Sanitation of all beer contact surfaces and equipment.

·        Filtering and transfer of beer; setup and tear-down of hard and soft piping assemblies.

·        Operates packaging department equipment.

·        Loading and unloading trucks

·        Assists with brewing operations including milling of malt, grain out, and cleaning of brewhouse equipment.

·        Continual lifting, dragging, carrying, and manipulating of hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs, requiring standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout the duration of shift


·        None

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·        Candidate must have a valid CDL with a clean driving record.


Beer Wrangler

·        Delivery truck / Van

·        Draft cleaning equipment

·        Dolly for moving kegs / cases 

·        Forklift trucks

·        Cleaning agents, sanitizing and other hazardous chemicals

·        Compressed air or other gasses, including CO2

Production Assistant

·        Automated packaging equipment

·        Keg cleaning and filling equipment

·        Touchscreen machine controls

·        Pumps

·        Hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment

·        Milling equipment

·        A variety of hand and power tools

·        Cleaning agents, sanitizing and other hazardous chemicals

·        Limited computer use


·        Positive outlook and attitude

·        Punctual and self-motivated with good time management skills

·        Attention to detail

·        Ability to maintain log sheets and other written information thoroughly and accurately

·        Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards

·        Ability to manage multiple processes at one time

·        Ability to work in a diverse team environment

·        Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery

·        Ability to safely drive, maneuver and park a delivery vehicle and safely move, lift, or carry product as needed

·        The ability to safely operate a forklift or willingness to be trained and certified to operate a forklift safely

·        The ability and aptitude to work with and troubleshoot equipment

·        Must be available to work flexible schedules including weekend and night shifts

·        Must be responsible and dependable

·        Must have a slightly warped sense of humor

·        Enjoy having fun and making great beer


·        Ability to work on your feet; driving / sitting, standing and/or walking 8-10 hours a day.

·        Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.

·        Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.

·        Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.

·        Ability to repeatedly lift and maneuver kegs (165 lbs) and cases (35 lbs) including up or down stairs as required.

·        Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

·        The work environment is usually that of a brewing and packaging facility as well as bars, restaurants and stores where deliveries are made

·        The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.  

·        The employee works near moving mechanical parts.

·        The employee regularly works with hazardous materials.

·        The noise level in the packaging facilities is frequently loud (80+ dB)

·        The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, and steam.

·        The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment.


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