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August Schell Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota. We began in 1860 when August Schell, a German immigrant, couldn’t find a traditional German beer in his new home. So, he made his own.

While the brewery has seen some changes, like plumbing, August’s legacy of being an innovative brewmaster remains. It has continued through six generations and over 100 variety of German Craft beer. Schell’s Brewery has a great opportunity for an individual to join our team.


Controller

Summary

The Controller is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. The Controller will provide leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the company.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
  2. Assist with driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, business goals and objectives.
  3. Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.
  4. Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  5. Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the President, the Board and other senior management in performing their responsibilities.
  6. Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
  7. Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
  8. Continual improvement and development of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
  9. Work with Schell’s Brewery’s external accountants to complete required year-end audit and tax returns (federal and state). Be main point of contact for requested audit and tax schedules.
  10. Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
  11. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  12. Responsible for establishing, evaluating and implementing sound financial controls at Schell’s Brewery.
  13. Report to Schell’s management team monthly on performance versus budget.
  14. Evaluate the finance and purchasing division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
  15. Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.

Competencies

  1. Financial Management.
  2. Business Acumen.
  3. Communication Proficiency.
  4. Ethical Conduct.
  5. Leadership.
  6. Performance Management.
  7. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  8. Problem Solving/Analysis.
  9. Strategic Thinking.
  10. Technical Capacity.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Accounting and Purchasing Team.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, 5-10 related experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. CPA Strongly preferred
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft office (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Etc.) Required

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. MBA.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please send your resume or application to to hr@schellsbrewery.com


Cellarman Brewer

Essential Functions

  1. Operate fermentation, cellaring, filtration, brewing and sanitation systems according to good manufacturing practice.
  2. Maintain established quality parameters within the raw material handling, brewer, and cellar operations.
  3. Record and verify all required data, within the brewery.
  4. Submit daily logs for operations control and input data into Orchestrated Beer software.
  5. Assist in the maintenance and requirement of raw material and process material inventories.
  6. Provide required samples for laboratory analysis.
  7. Monitor mechanical and operational integrity of brewing equipment.
  8. Perform routine maintenance of equipment from all aspects of production, including fermentation, cellaring, filtration and brewing.
  9. Conduct active, effective communication
  10. Work variable shifts, as scheduled.
  11. Work with prescribed cleaning chemicals, based upon established protocol, OSHA, and other regulatory requirements.
  12. Maintain sanitary standards for the microbial integrity of the products.
  13. Maintain the operational and aesthetic condition of the facility.
  14. Complete other responsibilities, as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  1. 2-year technical college degree preferred. Formal brewing education strongly preferred
  2. Must be able to work in a varying environment, including hot and cold temperatures, while standing, walking, and climbing stairs continuously up to 12 hours per day.
  3. Demonstrated mechanical proficiency.
  4. The ability to follow and understand SOP’s, multitasking and attention to detail are a must.
  5. Able to lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally
  6. Able to stand for 8-10 hours per day
  7. Competent with MS Office
  8. Excellent time management
  9. Able to operate a forklift
  10. Enjoy making great beer!!

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To apply, please send your resume and references to to hr@schellsbrewery.com


On/Off-Premise Route Driver

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Observes and enhances the “Safety First” culture of August Schell Brewery
  2. Drives a semi-trailer truck to make deliveries to businesses in the local region.
  3. Drives in a safe and lawful manner.  Maintains an acceptable driving record.
  4. Delivers products to retail businesses daily.
  5. Loads and unloads vehicles by hand or by use of hand truck or dolly.
  6. Pads, stacks and secures items in position on truck to prevent damage during shipment.
  7. Delivers and stacks merchandise on customer’s premises.
  8. Utilize brewery marketing material to build displays in on/off premise locations
  9. Responsible for their own sales route, to include selling cases off the truck
  10. Collects proper payment (cash or check), makes change, and records transactions on customer receipt.
  11. Records delivery information on delivery records.
  12. Cleans and performs routine maintenance on truck.
  13. Repackages long inventory packs and damaged goods
  14. Maintains a clean work area
  15. Works with warehouse staff to maintain accurate inventory
  16. Ability and willingness to maintain flexible work schedules, as weekend and extended workdays are necessary.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience 

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalent
  2. Must be 21 years of age
  3. Must possess a valid CDL Class A License
  4. Accurate math skills, including adding and subtracting two and three-digit numbers.
  5. Attention to detail.
  6. Valid driver’s license issued by Minnesota.
  7. Clean Driving Record
  8. Willingness to adhere to assigned routes, schedules, safety procedures and transportation laws.
  9. Strong time management and customer service skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Performance duties of this job include regularly being required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk, hear, and smell.
  2. Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 155 lbs.
  3. Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
  4. Must be able to critically assess beer quality.August Schell Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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To apply, please send your resume and references to to hr@schellsbrewery.com


Graphic Designer

Essential Functions

  1. Partner with our local distributor sales manager and customers to design and print signage for the route.
  2. Conceptualize, design, layout and produce digital and print designs, point of sale displays, and promotional material. Develop graphics and layouts for logos, website, and products.
  3. Ensure high quality, professional designs. Design detailed or technical illustrations, mock ups, animations (as needed) using computer software.
  4. Provide photography and video services and operate related equipment.
  5. Operate and uphold a working knowledge of the maintenance practices for our latex print and cut solution.
  6. Maintain technical competency by researching new technology and changes in the industry.
  7. Interact with vendors to ensure best prices and quality of materials and effectively resolve problems.
  8. Review proofs and final layouts to ensure quality output.
  9. Estimate costs of different production methods to determine the most economical method for individual projects.
  10. Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, and files.
  11. Complete special projects as assigned.
  12. Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a job related major and three to five years related experience; or a combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience using computer systems such as Adobe Creative Suite, CAD, desktop publishing, graphics and photo imaging, video creation, and WordPress.
  3. Ability to read and interpret instructions, communicate information and ideas in writing using correct grammar and rules of composition, listen and understand information and ideas presented in written and spoken forms. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and employees of the organization.
  4. 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 and to draw and interpret graphs.
  5. Ability to analyze information/instructions, evaluate results, and choose the best solution. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  6. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  7. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend over to cut materials, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  8. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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To apply, please send your resume and references to to hr@schellsbrewery.com