Some poor fellow from Great Falls, Montana, crashed his beer truck into the train track overpass last night, closing the overpass overnight.
From the Great Falls Tribune:
Great Falls Police Officer Steve O’Brien said the portion of 6th Street North between Park Drive and River Drive was closed about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday after a Bud Light trailer hauled by a Devine Brothers Distribution truck struck the bridge. The road was re-opened at about 6:45 p.m.
The overpass, which is used by BNSF Railway for freight trains, was moved approximately 8 inches, forcing two trains to hold in Great Falls overnight while crews moved the overpass and repaired the rail, said Eric Schroedel, assistant roadmaster for BNSF in Great Falls.
He said crews planned to use hydraulic jacks to reset the bridge in place before realigning the track. He expected the overpass to open to rail traffic by noon today.
O’Brien said the trailer that struck the overpass was 13 1/2-feet tall. It hit a yellow sign on the overpass that stated the height of the structure at 12 1/2 feet. The bridge also bears a white sign with black lettering that reads “restricted clearance.”
O’Brien said the driver, whose name was not released, usually tows a 12-foot-high trailer.
“It wasn’t his regular beer truck,” O’Brien said. “He usually drives one with a smaller clearance.”
This sounds like a classic movie tragicomic screw-up, like Fast Times at Ridgemont High (“Hope you had a hell of a piss, Arnold!”) or Kevin Smith’s Clerks (“I’m not even supposed to be here today!”).
The moral of this story… it’s never worth it to cover for your co-workers on your day off?
O’Brien said the accident is still under investigation and no citations were issued as of Tuesday night.
Schroedel said that when a vehicle hits an overpass, it is typically up to the company that owns the vehicle — or its insurance carrier — to pay for the repair cost.
He did not have an estimate for the repairs Tuesday.
“I have no idea. It depends on how many man hours we have to put into repairing the track and the bridge,” he said.
Let’s hope the Distro company has some good insurance!
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Albany, Georgia might be humid in June, but the beer still flows cool and MillerCoors is hiring at their brewery:
Manager Operations – Brewing – MillerCoors, Albany, GA
MillerCoors may have 288 years of brewing experience, but they still need somebody to direct the Brewing Department at their Albany brewery. Apply if you have at least 5 years in the brewing industry. It helps your cause to have a degree in Brewing Technology, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science or Engingeering.
Quality Service Engineer – MillerCoors, Albany, GA
MillerCoors is looking for a microbiologist to support their Albany brewery. You’d better have strong data interpretation skills and the ability to troubeshoot. A college degree in microbiology and 4-5 years in manufacturing or food/beverage processing is required.
Hello Beer Jobbers!
We have a new job board category that was just added. This one sort of straddles the line between beer and spirits, since this company is perhaps more known for their hard alcohol brands than their beer.
Click here to check out the new Diageo Job Board.
UPDATE: For current job listings, visit our Budweiser Jobs page.
With more than 50% of the market share of all beer sold in the United States, you better believe that Anheuser Busch (now A-B InBev) has plenty of jobs that need filling. Here’s a glance at a few of the Budweiser jobs up on our beer job listing page.
First, let’s take a look at some jobs that are being created in New York, where Anheuser-Busch InBev will soon be opening their new offices.
- Director Global Commercial Information Technology Solutions
- Director Global Supply & Procurement Information Technology Solutions
- Director Global Business Service Center and Excellence Programs
- Director Global Information Technology Innovation
- Global Director, Planning & Performance Management for Information Technology/Information Systems, Shared Services and Human Resources
- Director Method Development & Excellence Programs
These all seem to be upper management jobs, where you will likely need at least 10 years of experience in the field.
In Houston, Texas, Anheuser Busch is looking for an Operations Manager to lead plant production and manage Production Supervisors. Applicants should have at least 10 years of experience in the field of industrial manufacturing, and have knowledge of statistical process control, which includes planning, problem solving, and data collection.
Our Beer Jobs page also has a couple of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser jobs based in Oklahoma. These are entry level jobs as Sales Support Representatives. You must have a high school diploma and a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, and be able to lift up to 165 lbs. Responsibilities include merchandising, line cleaning, and delivery support to the Sales, Marketing and Delivery departments. These positions are currently available in Perry, OK and Tulsa, OK.
That’s all for now. Check back soon for updated listings, and next week we will take a look at some of the MillerCoors jobs that are on the market.
Hello beer job hunters. Thanksgiving is past us now, and December is generally a slow month for finding a new job. That’s because it’s one of the busiest times of the year for people in the beer industry. But that doesn’t mean you should wait til January to start your job search, there are still tons of great leads out there that can lead you to an exciting career in beer.
Here is a quick breakdown of beer jobs coming from our Distribution Jobs page, our Brewery Jobs page, and our general Beer Jobs directory:
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Didn’t make it to the 2008 GABF? Me neither. Dang.
I followed along at home, through blog posts and Twitter updates, and was amazed at the quantity and quality of coverage. Beer Sage of BeerNews.org had a complete live-blog of the awards ceremony, and Craft Brew Cast was streaming podcasts from Denver. As fun as it was to read about others’ experiences, you still can’t taste the beers from home. That’s why I will DEFINITELY be going to the 2009 GABF.
This year, The AleSmith Brewing Crew of San Diego took home the coveted Best Small Brewery award, Simon Pesch of Pyramid Brewing took home the best Mid-Sized Brewing Company and Doug Muhleman of Anheuser-Busch won Best Large Brewing Company.
With ten and a half months until next year’s Great American Beer Festival, organizers at Beertown.org are already starting their search for volunteers. And it’s a good thing they are starting now, since they need 2,500 people to help with set up, beer pouring, merchandise sales, security, volunteer coordination, and more.
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The Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY, is in the business of making bottle conditioned Belgian-style ales. Among their portfolio are some amazingly delicious beers like Three Philosophers, a quadruple, their farmhouse saison Hennepin, Belgian Amber Rare Vos, the funky Brett sour beer Ommegeddon, and their eponymous Abbey Ale.
If you’ve never heard of any of the above beers, chances are, you are the wrong person for the job. Ommegang is definitely a heavy-hitter in the US craft brew scene when it comes to Belgian-style beers. Maybe that is because they are owned by Duvel Moortgat, one of Belgium’s most popular breweries.
What is Ommegang looking for in potential employees?
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Straight off our new Brewery Jobs job board, here’s a job for someone in Wisconsin. From the job page:
Established and growing specialty brewery is seeking a LAB TECHNICIAN to carry out routine lab work. The successful applicant must have at least six months work experience performing standard microbiological or physical QUALITY ASSURANCE in an industrial, clinical, or food processing environment.
With fantastic beers like their Spotted Cow, Wisconsin Belgian Red, and
Raspberry Tart, it’s no surprise that New Glarus is expanding their facilities. Construction on a new 75,000 square foot brewing facility is underway, a testament to the award-winning brewing that’s clinched Dan Carey the coveted Brewmaster of the Year award for two years in a row at the GABF.
As long as you have at least six months of experience relative to the job, you can apply in person or mail in your resume. And it doesn’t hurt to tell them you heard about it on Beer Jobs dot org!
If you’re looking to find a retail beer job, Whole Foods is great place to work. How many years in a row have they been on the Fortune Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list? A lot.
And Whole Foods does a great job stocking a wide variety of beer. Every time I walk through the Specialty section, I always kind of wonder what it would be like to be the beer buyer for a huge grocery store like Whole Foods.
They can only order beers that have previously been approved by corporate, but that’s still a pretty big list. So it’s not the same freedom as a family owned local grocer, but still a whole lot more leeway than any other major grocery store.
If you keep an eye on the Beer Job Boards, you’ll see that Whole Foods jobs come up pretty often. Often times, they will just say something like Specialty Team Member. Their specialty department encompasses beer, wine, and cheese, so its more than just beer. BUT, if you see Beer Specialist in the job title, that would be the point person in the beer department.
It looks like Los Angeles is a hot spot in need of more Beer Specialists right now, since there are 3 listings up on the Beer Job Board. There is one at their Westwood location, another in Tustin, and then a more generic listing that just says they need a Beer Specialist in Los Angeles. Possibly a double listing?
Who knows if this represents some sort of trend in a city that has long been a wasteland for beer. Maybe Los Angeles is starting to catch up to the rest of the country? Or maybe Whole Foods’ recent merger with Wild Oats has created more beer job openings? Who knows.
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Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beer distributors in the US, is looking for new Sales Representatives to service existing routes in Queens. Their brands include beers from Coors, Crown Imports, and the Boston Beer Company.
They are looking for someone that has previous experience in the field, the job ad says between 2 and 5 years of relevant work.
Pay is salary based, plus commission, with some pretty awesome benefits for a sales rep position:
* Medical & Dental Insurance
* 401(k) Retirement Plan
* 529 College Plan
* Transit Checks
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