Flying Embers was founded in Ojai, California by a team of entrepreneurs, winemakers, musicians and surfers driven to create the best tasting, highest quality and most innovative organic alcohol drinks in the world. Flying Embers got its name when they banded together during the Thomas Fires to protect everything they had been working to build. The experience gave them the name and their drive towards a purpose beyond the brews. They established the Embers Foundation to support firefighters and first responders with 1% of all sales going directly towards Rewild, Respond and Recover efforts. We take intense pride in pushing the limits of innovation in our brewing and in building our biz. Today, Flying Embers is a national brand with strong local roots in Ventura, California.

Our team is currently looking for a skilled and motivated Sanitation Specialist at our Headquarters in Ventura, CA. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a highly visible role with in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

Who we are:

Flying Embers is an innovative fermented beverage company. We specialize in USDA Organic hard kombucha, canned cocktails, and hard seltzers. Our beverages are a better-for-you option, built for the modern drinker. The brand was launched during the 2017 Thomas Fires. This inspired our name and our values. Today, Flying Embers donates a portion of all sales to firefighters, first responders, and the communities that they serve through their nonprofit organization, the Embers Foundation.

What you’ll do:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks, cleaning the outsides of vessels, cleaning floors and drains, and maintaining the appearance of the brewhouse and cellar, to include walls, windows, and ceilings.
  • Cleaning-in-place/Sanitation-in-place using corrosives/strong acids/bases.
  • Disassembly and Cleaning-out-of-Place (COP) using corrosives/strong acids/bases. Reassembly as needed.
  • Close adherence to all SOPs and safety procedures, as provided.
  • Upholding and advancing our quality standards.
  • Accurately completing all checklists.
  • Maintain a daily log book and turning into supervisor weekly


  • 2+ years in the Food or Beverage manufacturing industry
  • Efficient Organization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) in English & Spanish
  • Basic arithmetic and understanding of throughput and efficiency concepts


  • Comprehensive health and wellness coverage
  • 401k
  • Flexible working environment
  • Flexible Spending Account/Commuter Benefits
  • Generous and flexible vacation policy
  • Pet Insurance for your furry kids
  • Free personal development therapy (EAP)


  • Free Flying Embers beverages
  • Company branded swag
  • Brand partnership discounts with other local purpose driven companies
  • Happy hours, team building, company-sponsored events and festivals
  • Casual/Creative Office Environment

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The following requirements are conditions of employment. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to meet these requirements at the time of employment application filing and maintain these requirements throughout employment.

  • This position is located at our plant in Ventura, CA. Applicants must be able to reliably commute to the plant on a daily basis. No relocation assistance available
  • Adapt to work around changes in brewing, packaging and production schedules and work various schedules, which may also include: additional shifts or hours, swing, on-call, or night shifts, weekends, holidays, and/or overtime as operations dictate. Additionally, management reserves the right to temporarily or permanently revise working hours to meet the needs of the company
  • Safely work around and communicate in a hot, cold, wet, damp, slick, and loud indoor/outdoor production environment for extended periods of time
  • Safely handle and work around moving machinery and mechanical devices, chemicals, gasses and hot liquids in high places and confined spaces
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies throughout the brewery, work safely, effectively use checklists and job-aids, and keep working areas clean & tidy
  • Continuously lift to shoulder height and carry up to 75 lbs. with or without assistive devises and push or pull up to 200 lbs.
  • While unassisted: bend, sit, kneel and squat, balance, twist and turn, reach over one’s shoulders, walk and stand continuously for extended periods of time over uneven surfaces; walk up and down stairs: ascend and descend ladders
  • Physical ability to crouch, stand, or climb rapidly and continuously throughout a 8-10 hour brewing shift.
  • See close and long distance and all of the primary colors
  • Maintain respiratory fitness and clean- shaven face for proper respirator fit, wear supplied protective eyewear, and hearing protection as-needed
  • Successfully multi-task
  • Maintain personal sobriety during working hours. Employees are prohibited from consuming unauthorized alcohol during working hours, including meal and break periods, and before working hours.
  • Abide by all wage and hour rules.
  • Maintain punctuality and predictable attendance and eagerness to manage time and resources to get the job done safely and correctly
  • Behave in a supportive, professional and respectful way towards all staff, vendors, partners, clients, and visitors

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.