Careers

Why You Should Be Our Next Employee?

  • Great people to work with
  • Interesting and challenging opportunities
  • A great culture and work environment

Our jobs have lots of variety. We have fun! We work safely. We emphasize training and learning to grow your career. We empower people and let them make decisions. We have opportunities around the globe. We value diversity and work/life balance. We encourage outside the box thinking. We get you involved in exciting projects. We have a passion for customer service and quality products. These are some of the reasons why you want to continue your career with Great Western Malting!

We don't have bureaucracy or office politics. We reward and recognize people. We aren't so large that you can't impact the business and see the results of your efforts. We are flexible. We coach and mentor each other. We have on-line learning.

Join us and make a difference! Develop skills and experience you never imagined. Broaden yourself. Launch your career to the next level at Great Western Malting!

Great Western Malting Trainee Program

Each year we take on one or two graduate production trainees. The program runs for 24 months and provides a wide range of experiences within the production environment across our malting sites alongside a structured training program. Trainees will be given responsibility from day one and get an insight into many aspects of the business including experiences in different locations. You will spend around 6 months at each location while you learn the art of making high quality malt.

The program is for recent graduates who are looking for a career in the malting industry with our preference being for graduates with a degree in agriculture, engineering, or a science subject.

Current Vacancies

Malt Operator – Temporary - Pocatello, ID

Position Scope:

Reporting to the Plant Management team, the Malt Operator will join a team of passionate malting professionals. Malt Operators must be available to work day, swing or night shifts as needed. This position will be a 120 day temporary assignment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Efficient operating of equipment while following established procedures
  • Learn all aspects of our Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures including our Zero Harm program.
  • Ensuring that all safety rules and procedures are understood and followed by self and co-workers; including wearing of all required PPE in various situations including: goggles, dust mask, gloves, steel toed boots, rain gear, hearing protection, hard hat, full face respirator.
  • Ensure all serious non-conformances safety/environmental permits, approvals, regulations and best practices as described in company Key Operating Procedures have been promptly reported to the Maintenance & Plant Managers.
  • Unloading and loading of malting compartments using power spool and unloading boards.
  • Sanitation of compartments, interior and exterior of building and conveyors using wash water and compressed air, broom and shovel.
  • Filling and draining of the steep tanks, and taking barley to steep tank by conveyor.
  • Monitoring germination and drying temperatures.
  • Inspect and analyze malt daily, monitor the malting and roasting processes and make operational changes to ensure malt meets customer specifications.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience operating complex manufacturing process equipment is desired.
  • Critical reasoning skills, ability to read, write, perform math calculations on a high school level.
  • Must be self-motivated, with an ability to troubleshoot issues and determine appropriate resolution and develop sense of ownership of processes.
  • Above average verbal communication skills are required, plus willingness to work in a team environment with peers in various departments and trades.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel is preferred.
  • Malting or brewing industry knowledge and/or experience is a huge plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Unionized environment. Optional membership in Teamsters Local 983.
  • Highly physical position, including walking, sitting, standing, climbing stairs in the plant environment including outdoor work in all seasons during day, swing or night shifts
  • Occasional heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs)
  • Use of PPE
  • Must be able to wear a respirator
  • Exposure to industrial noise from plant machinery

Education:

High school degree or GED is required. Some technical training is a plus. 

Compensation:

During the Temporary period the hourly rate follows a tiered wage scale over the first 120 days, until the $22.58 per hour regular rate is reached. Additional shift premiums apply.

  • 0-30 days = $19.19
  • 31-60 days = $20.32
  • 61-120 days = $21.45
  • 120+ days = $22.58

 

 

BENEFITS:

Pension contributions will be provided for all compensable hours. 

 

Contact:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day April 24th, 2017 to:

 

Human Resources - GWM
gwmcareers@greatwesternmalting.com

Plant PLC, Instrumentation/Maintenance Technician - Pocatello, ID

Position Scope:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Plant Technician/Maintenance Technician will perform various combinations of the following tasks during a normal workday.

Responsibilities:

  • Engages in the installation, maintenance, adjustment, calibration, repair, and replacement of plant instrument systems, including those designed to measure, record, and control the temperature, pressure, and level.
  • Typical environment requires travel on foot throughout the 12 acre plant site, in order to access malthouses, elevators, and storage areas. Plant site access is across multiple levels using stairs, elevators, ladders and man lifts. Approximately 80% of work is performed indoors; outdoor work, when required, must be performed in all weather conditions and at all times of the day/night.
  • Supports team projects and process improvement activities as directed.
  • Ensure cleanliness of equipment, tools, and personal work station.
  • Rotating responsibility for weekly on call shifts.
  • Accepts after hour’s emergency call in requests, to repair defective plant equipment, outside the normal operating hours of the maintenance shop.
  • Other duties to be assigned as needed; including assisting with the duties of Electrician, Stationary Engineer, Plant Mechanic, and Engineer Helpers.

Experience:

  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC programming and communication networks is preferred.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulics with ability to take voltage, amperage, OHM, pressure and/or flow reading in accordance with ladder and schematic diagrams and determine values.
  • Ability to be certified to operate forklifts, scissors lifts, and hoists is required.
  • Have an understanding of instrumentation and calibration principles.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to general safety procedures in manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 75lbs, push/pull 75 lbs.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to make effective, quick decisions while following company policies.
  • Must have an analytical disposition, along with a willingness to adapt to and lead change.
  • Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities, contributing to a positive team spirit.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude.

Education:

  • Associates Degree or Technical Certification in relevant program, or combination of education and related work experience is required
  • Experience or education in brewing/malting industry is a huge plus

Compensation:

$27.89 base hourly rate. 

BENEFITS:

  • Pension
  • Health & Welfare Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Additional benefits will be available after the Probationary period has been completed.
  • 401k Plan eligibility
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Vacation
  • Sick Pay
  • Roving Holidays

Contact:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day April 25th, 2017 to:

Human Resources - GWM
gwmcareers@greatwesternmalting.com

Purchasing Specialist - Vancouver, WA

Position Scope:

Reporting to the Director of Procurement, you will be a member of a small, close-knit team of professionals where success hinges on active involvement with, and commitment to your team. This team is tightly integrated into the fabric of the organization and supports a network of distribution centers spread across the U.S. and Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage inventory levels to minimize customer order fulfillment disappointments while optimizing inventory efficiencies.
  • Manage all aspects of supply-side product quality to help ensure our customers get optimum quality products at all times.
  • Partner with multiple internal customers to provide support to the broader business.
  • Constantly seek out ways to improve existing processes to deliver greater value to our customers.
  • Analyze sales and inventory data; drawing logical and meaningful conclusions, generating reports and detailed action plans.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years full-time experience in demand planning, sourcing, purchasing and vendor management
  • Commodity purchasing experience will be an advantage
  • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft AX or other mainstream ERP
  • Solid MS Excel skills will be a necessity
  • Excellent ability to analyze situations accurately and effectively.
  • Demonstrable business communication skills
  • Negotiation skills are a plus
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, and independently as needed
  • Well-developed skills in prioritizing, organizing, decision making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Passion for the craft brewing and malting industries are a plus

Education:

Post-secondary education in Supply Chain, Logistics or Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Compensation:

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided. We offer a generous benefits package including: medical/dental/vision/Rx plan, flex spending accounts, EAP, paid holidays, paid time off program of 4 ½ weeks, basic & voluntary life insurance, accident insurance, STD, LTD, 401(k), tuition reimbursement & fitness subsidy. Employees are eligible for Brewcraft product discounts, as well as discounts from various external vendors.

 

Contact:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day April 28th, 2017 to:


Human Resources
cmgcareers@countrymalt.com

Territory Sales Manager, Central US

Position Scope:

The Country Malt Group is currently looking for a Territory Sales Manager for the following territories: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Kentucky. Our Territory Sales Managers are highly motivated professionals who provide a link between the company and our customers. This position reports directly to the Central Division Sales Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate new and strengthen existing customer relationships through regular visits and communication 
  • Drive sales by identifying customer needs & creating and executing strategic sales and marketing plans in a competitive market  
  • Prepare & manage annual sales forecasts and travel budgets 
  • Educate customers on our product portfolio and act as a consultative resource during the brewing process 
  • Attend industry events and tradeshows to showcase our brands and services 
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with internal resources including Sales team members plus administrative, operational and leadership teams 
  • Coordinate with Finance to assist customers during setup of new accounts and establishment of credit terms  
  • Provide Sales activity updates and metrics on a timely basis  

Experience:

  • 5+ years direct sales experience in Food, Wholesale and/or Export industries is preferred
  • Demonstrated involvement in Brewing, Malting and/or Distilling industries is required
  • Passion for the Craft Brewing & Distilling industry is a must!
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft GP is a plus
  • Experience utilizing a CRM is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Capacity to embrace change in a growing industry and business environment is essential
  • Ability to proactively & effectively manage time and tasks with minimal supervision
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation:

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided. We offer a generous benefits package including: medical/dental/vision/Rx plan, flex spending accounts, EAP, paid holidays, paid time off program of 4 ½ weeks, basic & voluntary life insurance, accident insurance, STD, LTD, 401(k), tuition reimbursement & fitness subsidy. Employees are eligible for Brewcraft product discounts, as well as discounts from various external vendors.

 

Contact:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day May 5th, 2017 to:


Human Resources
cmgcareers@countrymalt.com

Territory Sales Manager, Southeast US

Position Scope:

The Country Malt Group is currently looking for a Territory Sales Manager for the following territories: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Our Territory Sales Managers are highly motivated professionals who provide a link between the company and our customers. This position reports directly to the Eastern Division Sales Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate new and strengthen existing customer relationships through regular visits and communication 
  • Drive sales by identifying customer needs & creating and executing strategic sales and marketing plans in a competitive market  
  • Prepare & manage annual sales forecasts and travel budgets 
  • Educate customers on our product portfolio and act as a consultative resource during the brewing process 
  • Attend industry events and tradeshows to showcase our brands and services 
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with internal resources including Sales team members plus administrative, operational and leadership teams 
  • Coordinate with Finance to assist customers during setup of new accounts and establishment of credit terms  
  • Provide Sales activity updates and metrics on a timely basis  

Experience:

  • 5+ years direct sales experience in Food, Wholesale and/or Export industries is preferred
  • Demonstrated involvement in Brewing, Malting and/or Distilling industries is required
  • Passion for the Craft Brewing & Distilling industry is a must!
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft GP is a plus
  • Experience utilizing a CRM is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Capacity to embrace change in a growing industry and business environment is essential
  • Ability to proactively & effectively manage time and tasks with minimal supervision
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation:

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided. We offer a generous benefits package including: medical/dental/vision/Rx plan, flex spending accounts, EAP, paid holidays, paid time off program of 4 ½ weeks, basic & voluntary life insurance, accident insurance, STD, LTD, 401(k), tuition reimbursement & fitness subsidy. Employees are eligible for Brewcraft product discounts, as well as discounts from various external vendors. 

Contact:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day April 28th, 2017 to:


Human Resources
cmgcareers@countrymalt.com

Warehouse Swing Shift Lead - Fletcher, NC

Position Scope:

Reporting to the CMG Warehouse Manager, this position provides leadership to the Warehouse Associate team through job direction based on customer and production demand.

Responsibilities:

  • Properly producing and handling products in an efficient and value added manner for storage or immediate use according to a range of processing criteria; while observing pertinent HACCP, safety, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Leader in production, order processing, shipping/receiving, inventory cycle counting, and light maintenance
  • Motivates staff to meet and exceed standards of excellence
  • Assist in developing and/or maintaining written documentation of all SOPs and JSAs.
  • Assist in employee training; including forklift and safety certification programs.
  • Maintain shift logs and inter-shift communications as necessary
  • Provide key feedback to Warehouse Manager on staff performance, operations, and material handling processes/procedures
  • Leader in developing and maintaining professional relationships with carriers and customers.
  • Other relative tasks within Warehouse and Office as required

Experience:

  • 5 years of warehouse/production experience required
  • 2 years of leadership experience preferred
  • Warehouse/Material handling and QA experience is a must
  • Warehouse Management or Inventory Control software system experience preferred
  • Forklift experience is required
  • Functional business literacy in English
  • Basic computer competency is required
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills, self-starter, team player
  • Ability to comfortably lift and carry 55lbs multiple times per day, at distances of up to 100ft
  • Ability to utilize rolling 8ft rolling ladders
  • Ability to work occasional overtime
  • Passion for the craft brewing & malting industry is a plus

Education:

GED or High School diploma

Compensation:

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided. We offer a generous benefits package including: medical/dental/vision/Rx plan, flex spending accounts, EAP, paid holidays, paid time off program of 4 ½ weeks, basic & voluntary life insurance, accident insurance, STD, LTD, 401(k), tuition reimbursement & fitness subsidy. Employees are eligible for Brewcraft product discounts, as well as discounts from various external vendors.

Contact:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day April 28th, 2017 to:

Human Resources
cmgcareers@countrymalt.com


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