Brewing Trainer

JOB TITLE: Brewing Trainer

LOCATION: Brewery, Comstock, MI

REPORTS TO: Brewing Manager

FLSA POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Salaried Exempt 

EXTERNAL POSTING DATES: 02/02/2018-02/25/2018


POSITION SUMMARY: As a key member of the Brewing Team, the Brewing Trainer will manage training within the Brewing department. Tasks include training and assessment of Brewers, tracking results and qualifications, management of Brewing SOP’s and related record keeping. 



• Adheres to and advances the “Safety Always” culture of Bell’s Brewery. 

• Works independently and collaboratively with the Brewing Leadership and SME’s to effectively transfer knowledge to employees.

• Viewed as a SME within the Brewing department and designs and development trainings for staff.

• Works with Shift Leads to develop, plan, and facilitate new hire and internal transfer training plans.

• Identifies and prioritizes department training needs and requirements based on department goals.

• Ensures that competencies required by existing and evolving processes are identified and incorporated into programs and trainings.

• Works with Instructional Designer and Training Specialist to design a variety of modules, including by not limited to hands-on training, e-learning, and blended learning to engage staff.

• Assesses the effectiveness of training material with a focus on continual improvement and streamlining learning effectiveness.

• Develops and administers evaluations for the purpose of assessing competency levels and/or retention of content and material.

• Uses adult learning principles in development and delivery or related trainings, recognizes and adapts to different learning styles.

• Documents, edits, and publishes processes and tracking as they relate to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).

• Provides coaching on SOP execution and compliance.

• Reviews current and new SOP’s and provides suggestions based off department standards. 

• Performs audits on SOP’s to ensure effectiveness with the SME’s.

• Assists with implementation, training and SOP writing of new equipment and processes.

• Tracks and reports training and SOP KPI’s.

• Consistently looks for ways to improve and/or enhance training programs, materials, and learning objectives.

• Travels between company sites for meetings and trainings.

• Flexible schedule required to facilitate off shift and weekend trainings. 


Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.



• 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. 

• Must possess a valid driver’s license 

• Access to a personal vehicle.



• Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Captivate, and Photoshop) and other process automation systems.

• General office equipment (copier, printer, fax, scanner)

• Brewing raw materials.

• Cleaning and Sanitizing Chemicals

• Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment

• Fork lift/aerial lift truck.

• Compressed air or other gasses, including CO2.

• Hand Held Bar Code Scanner

• Touchscreen machine controls



• Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfortable addressing diverse groups.

• An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards who will positively represent Bell’s Brewery both internally and externally.

• A well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.

• Exceptional time management skills with a proven ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work load to balance multiple projects.

• Outstanding attention to detail.

• Ability to provide direction, coaching and mentoring to employees while creating an environment that encourages and values input and feedback.

• Ability to work independently and on team based projects. 

• The ability to positively engage employees in support of safe work practices.

• Strong observational and analytical skills.

• Ability to coordinate schedules with other departments.

• Advanced PC skills to include Microsoft Office (Excel, Work and PowerPoint).

• Ability to coordinate cross-departmental and within department to accommodate schedules needs.

• Ability and willingness to maintain flexible work schedule, as off shifts, and weekends as needed to support 24/7 operations.



• An accredited Brewing Certification or related science degree, is a plus.

• 1-3 years’ brewing experience in a production brewery.

• Demonstrated understanding of the brewing process.

• Previous experience in a training or leadership role within a production environment.

• A high level of professionalism.

• Good mechanical skills and ability to troubleshoot problems.

• Enthusiasm for craft beer and knowledge of the brewing process.


PHYSICAL 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.

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

• Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.

• Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 58 lbs. 

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

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

• Must be able to participate in critical assessment of beers. 


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

• Work is performed in operational and office areas.

• The work environment is usually that of a brewery.

• The employee regularly works with hazardous materials.

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

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

• The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment.

• The employee may work in a loud environment.

• The employee may occasionally enter a confined space.


Bell’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer