Working for a beer company has its perks.

Beer being one of them.

If you like beer so much, why not make it your job?

No, seriously.

As you can probably tell, we like to have fun around here in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our pride and joy is spreading joy to all of our customers. We’re a family of beer brewers and pourers, food makers and servers, packagers and shippers, and other job functions. We think we’re a pretty good place to develop your talents and build your career, as well as just have fun with a hard-working family.

So if that’s appealing to you, then feel free to go ahead and apply to any of our positions below.

Career Opportunities

Staff Accountant

The Accountant/Senior Accountant for Devils Backbone Brewing Company performs complex work assisting in the maintenance of the company’s accounting and financial practices and programs. This position works under the direction of the Controller and with functional management/staff to maintain sound accounting practices, as well as to teach employees the importance of stewardship. This position is integral to the company’s ability to be responsible with its financial resources. This position largely works autonomously, but interfaces regularly with company managers, the COO, and serves, both, the Basecamp and Outpost locations. CPA or considerable experience may warrant Senior Accountant distinction/compensation.
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Executive Chef

The Devils Backbone Executive Chef will be accountable for all food production including that used for restaurant, banquet functions and other outlets. He/she will develop menus, food purchase specifications, and recipes. The Executive Chef will maintain high professional food quality and sanitation standards. In addition, he/she will develop and monitor the food and labor budget for the department. The Executive Chef is also responsible for the People Management of the BOH as well as training and development of staff. This position will oversee both the Roseland, VA Brewpub location as well as the Lexington, VA Taproom & Kitchen location.
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Production Brewmaster

The Production Brew Master at Devils Backbone is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day production brewing operation.  This position manages the Manager of Brewing Operations and ensures shift cohesiveness and solidarity within the production brewing function.  The Production Brew Master is responsible for transitioning recipes from the Basecamp to the Outpost while maintaining product quality and consistency.  This position works closely with the Director of Operations to meet production goals.  This position also works in conjunction with the Quality Manager to streamline processes and to achieve quality improvements.  The Production Brew Master is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and to lead by example.  The Production Brew Master is responsible for maintaining a healthy and positive team environment for the production brewing operation.

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Bartender

The Bartender is an energetic, customer-centered position that operates in a fast-paced brewpub bar serving beer, wine, and liquor. The Bartender efficiently and consistently divides excellent service among rapid and steady stream of customers. Explains beer on tap and their unique process/properties to customers. The Bartender will fill table orders while maintaining bar and monitoring customer behavior and ensure they are not being over-served as well as handle problem situations strategically in order to maintain a positive customer experience.

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Host

The Host is an energetic, customer-centered position that will cross-train between bussing and hosting. The Host will greet customers in person and on the phone as well as manage bookings using computerized and manual systems. In addition to these duties, the Host will seat customers, clear dishes and glasses throughout customer experience and efficiently turn over tables for new customers.

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Kitchen Tech (Dishwasher)

The Kitchen Technician is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the kitchen including the 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.

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Line Cook

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 the 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.

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Part-Time Catering Supervisor

The Hospitality Supervisor is responsible for maintaining a customer-friendly environment in the relevant location in which they serve.  The sole individual responsible for operational success while providing oversight.  This may mean filling in for the relevant manager or assistant manager on duty.  This position has a broad perspective of their assigned function and its importance to the Devils Backbone Company brand.  This position will be responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of all day-to-day operations as it relates to their area of responsibility.

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Server

The Server I position works as a 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.

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Brewer

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.

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Packaging Operator

The Packaging Line Operator (PLO) completes various tasks necessary to the distribution packaging function. This position is entry-level. This position can be a physically demanding position, requiring the individual to be technologically astute, easily adaptable, and flexible. The PLO is responsible for at least one of the following: can-filling machinery, bottle-filling machinery, boxing machinery, keg-filling machinery, and other general packaging tasks and operations. The PLO works as a valuable team member, and the position’s focus is on maintaining consistency and timeliness within the distribution packaging function – all while maintaining the high quality that Devils Backbone is known for. This position routinely requires overtime, and may require 24/7 hours of operation. The PLO will typically work under close supervision.

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Area Sales Manager (SW VA, WV)

The Area Sales Manager (ASM) position at Devils Backbone Brewing Company is responsible for serving as the primary liaison for our wholesaler partners.  This position plays a vital role in providing our wholesaler partners a clear understanding of all products and programs to ensure that our strategies are executed on our behalf.  This position is also charged with the responsibility for service troubleshooting to maintain Devils Backbone as a premier supplier.  The ASM monitors inventory, and assists the wholesaler in product ordering.  The ASM must manage the day, as well as foresee upcoming administrative needs to plan for the future.  Importantly, the AM is also responsible for maintaining sound communication internally guaranteeing our wholesalers are receiving accurate information as efficiently as possible.  While receiving direction in terms of planning and broad strategy, this position interfaces with wholesalers in an autonomous manner and must possess an entrepreneurial spirit to meet needs and problem solve innovatively.
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Lexington Outpost Line Cook

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.

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Shift Manager

The Shift Manager is responsible for coordination and oversight of Basecamp shifts.  The Shift Manager manages people, as well as operations to ensure a high quality experience for all patrons and employees.  The Assistant Manager oversee programmatic areas of the restaurant/grounds apart from other assistant managers, such as wine list, grounds/maintenance, etc.  The Shift 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

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Garden Assistant

The Garden Assistant completes a variety of tasks necessary to support mature and large scale facilities. The primary duty of this position is to maintain and improve the gardens, both ornamental and edible, to a high standard.   This position can be a physically demanding position.   This position also receives a high level of oversight as to prioritization of tasks and may receive oversight while completing said tasks.  Much of the work is cyclical in nature allowing for the position develop routines and take ownership for much of the work.  

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