Our employees craft adventures every day at Devils Backbone. Whether it’s pouring a favorite, fulfilling an appetite, brewing the next batch, or preparing our delicious product to be shipped to your favorite local establishment, Devils Backbone employees are joyously creating something every day here. And hopefully that’s a smile on your face. But, it’s the smile on their faces while doing so that make one thing evident… Our brewery and brewpub are a great place to dig roots, professionally develop, and realize your potential. So, we invite you to consider joining us and starting your adventure here, at Devils Backbone. Do any the following remind you of yourself? Quirky, fun, honest, smiley, passionate, excitable, crafty, adventurous, humble, team workable, cool, outdoorsy, likeable, or a bit odd (in a good way, of course)… If so and you think you’re a good fit for any of the positions below, apply now!
NOVA Brewery Marketing Representative – Craft Adventure Coordinator
The Craft Adventure Coordinator (CAC) position is responsible for maintaining adequate and strategic presence in their respective territory for event/marketing purposes. While Pathfinders are primarily responsible for sales-related events, the CACs complements the Pathfinder position by serving as field marketing representatives. CACs also work within their territories to develop a presence at third-party events. CACs maintain their personal schedules with the goal of saturating their territories with opportunities for current and potential customers to experience targeted company products through means of developed marketing campaigns. This position works alongside Pathfinders to strategically ensure territory saturation.
Grounds Maintenance Tech II
The Facilities/Grounds Maintenance Technician completes a variety of tasks necessary for a high level of maintenance in and around the facility. This position can be a physically demanding position, requiring the individual to be technologically astute, easily adaptable, and flexible. This position also requires self-guidance and decision-making ability as it regards various projects such as straightening rooms, cleaning the grounds around the building, painting, etc. This position also works cyclical and repetitive tasks that require it to commonly be creative in how to approach and prioritize tasks. This position routinely requires overtime. The Grounds Maintenance Technician will typically work autonomously while daily tasks are monitored closely for completeness.
Quality Assurance Analyst
The Quality Analyst is responsible for partnering with staff and manager level positions to execute quality standards. This position works under the supervision of the Quality Manager to conduct day-to-day tasks supporting the Quality Department’s efficiency. An analytical and laboratory-centered position, the Quality Analyst, assists all production staff in problem-solving matters that are quality related.
The brewer operates both our 30-barrel and 120-barrel automated brewing systems. Aspects of this system includes milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, hop additions, whirlpool, and wort cooling. In addition, the brewer is responsible for pre- and post cleaning and sanitation of all transfer lines and vessels. The brewer also is responsible for cellar tasks including, but not limited to, yeast pitching, filtration, beer transfers, tank CIPs, various fermentation additions, maintenance of parts and hoses, and the filling of casks and firkins. The brewer works 12-hour shifts, and work may include 24/7 hours. The brewer is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and contribute within a teamwork environment. Once eligible for growth, this position may evolve into a Senior Brewer status, rewarding proficiency.
Pathfinder – Pittsburgh
The Sales Representative position is responsible for maintaining adequate and strategic presence in their respective territory. Sales Representatives work with wholesaler representatives to ensure maximum saturation of company products in the relevant territory. This position also works to build relationships with on and off-premise clients to ensure influence the sale of company products. This position troubleshoots with those clients to guarantee products are delivered and present when needed. This position crafts and works towards goals and targets in line with company strategy and under the direction of the Sales Director. This position is mainly responsible for acquiring and maintaining educational and sound relationships with on and off-premise vendors. This position works largely autonomously, and is one of the more public positions within the company.
The Assistant Manager is responsible for coordination and oversight of Basecamp shifts, to include all Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows locations. The Assistant Manager manages people, as well as operations to ensure a high quality experience for all patrons and employees. The Assistant Manager may acts as the General Manager in their absence, and assists the General Manager in the following: sales/costs analysis, performance management, food quality, customer satisfaction, and cleanliness/sanitation.
The Sous Chef maintains the direct oversight of the functional kitchen. The Sous Chef, maintains the kitchen schedule, and assists the Chef with various other duties when necessary, essentially planning and directing food preparation in the kitchen. The Sous Chef is the shift supervisor and solves problems that occur during the course of the typical day. This position also assumes the role of Executive in his/her absence. The Sous Chef maintains the role of the training and development facilitator for the rest of the staff. This position works autonomously under the general loose direction of the Executive Chef. The Sous Chef is a leadership position that encapsulates the broadness of the kitchen operation as a whole while maintaining a sense of order during high-volume operations. This position is vital for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.
Craft Adventure Guide – Event Server
The Craft Adventure Guide (CAG) / On-Call Event Server is an energetic, customer-centered position that performs serving duties at dinners and events at our Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. The CAG works a variety of “on-call” hours/shifts, and focuses on ensuring a great experience for all event guests through serving great food and beer.
The Line Cook is responsible for preparing a variety of food at the Chef’s discretion. The line cook can be seen as somewhat entry-level or simply limited in scope of responsibility when compared to the kitchen operation as a whole. The line cook may operate one or a select few pieces of kitchen cooking equipment (Flat Top, Grill, Saute, Smoker, Salads, and Pantry), but not have a grasp for all facets, and largely focuses on prepping items to be cooked. This position works somewhat autonomously, although the day-to-day responsibilities will be derived from the Sous Chef or Chef. The Line Cook is a fast paced position that’s essential for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.
Kitchen Tech (Dishwasher)
The Kitchen Technician is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the kitchen including cleanliness of the environment, dishware, glassware, etc. The Kitchen “Tech” assumes the autonomous role of keeping cookware and dishware clean and organized to ensure an efficiently run back of house of operation. Other duties include stocking kitchen items, and providing overall operational support as needed. The Kitchen Technician is a fast paced position that’s essential for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.
The Server I position works as team to collectively ensure a positive dining experience for all visitors. The Server I, in most cases, is the primary face of the Brewpub, and provides the guest with an in-depth perspective of the company. This position provides excellent customer service and focuses on developing an immediate rapport with visitors, and maintains a sound experience until the guest leaves. This position’s scope is not broad in nature, but reliability is critical. This position is vital for the Front of House operation to run smoothly, and helps to maintain the pacing for any given shift.