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Fermentation Technician

Operations | Bend, OR | Full Time

Job Description

As one of the nation’s fastest growing kombucha companies, Humm Kombucha is on a quest to put the goodness of Humm in the hands of as many people as possible.

We are hiring a Fermentation Technician who creates our kombucha by brewing tea, fermenting, and finishing the product with flavor and carbonation in the most effective and efficient way.

What You’ll Be Doing: In this role, you’ll be responsible for every aspect of the product from start to finish, implementing strict, predetermined procedures and protocol. Working in compliance with Food Safety Management System and GMPs, you will adhere to SQF standards and perform brewing operations according to SOPs & SSOPs. Daily reporting includes process checklists and reporting across departments. Maintaining accurate records of all brewing processes through a variety of methods and software. Must be able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events and react well under pressure. This position requires lifting 55lbs frequently, working at heights while lifting, working in a loud, acidic and humid working environment and working on your feet for 8-10 hour shifts. Flexibility to work all shifts (weekends, evenings, holidays, on call), ability to work with forklifts, pallet jacks, high powered pumps, chemicals, extreme temperature liquids and heavy equipment is required. 

What’s Required for Consideration:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 6 months brewing experience in a professional brewing/fermentation environment, manufacturing/food processing experience considered
  • Strong verbal communication & organization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events and react well under pressure.
  • Ability to follow precise instructions
  • Manual labor experience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proficient in the basic computer skills; spreadsheets, email & word processing. Google Suite experience preferred
  • Be able to obtain forklift operator certification
  • Excitement about Humm Kombucha and Being a Part of the Win!

Working for Humm Kombucha:

At Humm, every position and person is equally valued. We’re all in this together, and there is an overwhelming sentiment that every Humm-ster feels in which they know that their job is as important as any other job in the company. Everyone shares in each success, and everyone learns from every failure. Many new positions are filled from within the company, fostering a sense of continuity and opportunity. The engine that drives Humm is the Humm-sters, a diverse and dedicated group of professionals who handle every aspect of the company, from brewing and bottling to sales and finance. From its inception, Humm has cultivated a culture of appreciation, respect, love and joy. Humm-sters embody and nurture these qualities as they not only define the culture, but nourish it on a daily basis just as they nourish what our customers love inside our bottle. Being a Humm-ster means being a part of something wonderful, and something that couldn’t exist without each and every person on our team.

We believe that our Humm community is a place where our employees can build safe, prosperous lives. Whatever your life story, national origin, race or religion; whoever you choose to love, whatever your sexual orientation or gender identity is… you are welcome here.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to the hiring team. In your cover letter, please describe why you’re interested in working with Humm Kombucha in particular. In this letter please also address how you meet each of our listed qualifications (What's Required for the Role).

Standard introductions are highly discouraged!

Humm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by an Equal Opportunity Employer.