Head Brewer - Sparks, NV - Relocation Assistance

Lead Dog Brewing Company

As one of the state's largest breweries continues to grow and expand, we are looking for a dedicated, passionate and experienced head brewer to lead our production team. 

Lead Dog currently brews in a 18,000sq.ft. facility in Sparks, NV on a beautiful 30bbl system complete with a GEA centrifuge and all the bells n whistles.

Relocation assistance is available if needed. Looking to fulfill ASAP. 


Duties Include:

-With the owner, develop and implement long & short term planning goals. Collaborate on all production activities and create schedules to meet sales forecasts and demands.

-Be able to conduct all brewing processes from milling all the way to centrifuging. (Grain to Glass) 

-Monitor and continuously improve brewing operations with regards to efficiency, cost reduction and profitability.

-Translate the overall business strategy into operational goals and objectives for the brewery.

-Researches and implements industry trends and compliance initiatives to evolve the brewery operations standards.

-Standardize procedures and protocols and ensure they are being adhered to.

-Develop and manage a progressive training program that is in line with Company objectives -Maintain brewing areas to ensure operations comply with Company Quality, Sanitation and Safety standards.

-Oversee the purchasing and negotiations for brew house materials, and packaged goods, as well as the inventory management of above and finished products.

-With the owner, oversee the design, operation and improvement of systems that produce the Company’s products. 

-Assess equipment purchases and major expenditures to maximize benefit; seek appropriate level approval(s).

-Guarantee a safe working environment for employees by maintaining the facility and equipment in an optimal working environment and enforces adherence to safe work practices. 

-Quality Control – Overall goal is to produce the highest quality beer as possible with regards to consistency and taste.

-Oversee and implement, if needed, the Company’s Quality program and practices.

-Develop and review quality reports/statistics to ensure consistent, quality finished goods. Also, with the brewing team, ensure compliance standards are consistently met or exceeded.

-Implement Standard Operating Procedures.

-Implement and enforce maintenance logs

-Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to, improved upon where applicable and trained to for new hires/transfers.

General Administration

-Work with Finance to review appropriate financial statements, sales and activity reports and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement.

-Identify and rectify areas for cost reduction and program improvement.

-Establish key metrics and then develop & implement plans to achieve production goals, always keeping profitability as a priority.

-Ensure team members have the right tools, knowledge and equipment required to do their jobs effectively and safely.

-Support Company events (local or national) as required; assist Sales Force as needed

-Be a champion for the Company in the brewing community.


Lead Dog Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact 775-391-5110 or for assistance.

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