BREWERY OPERATIVE (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  JW Lees

  Middleton, Greater Manchester, England

New opportunity not to be missed! JW Lees has an exciting opportunity for a Brewery Operative to join the growing team. We’re going further to brew great times. Want to be part of it?

It all started for us in 1828 and although we brew some delicious beers and run some magnificent pubs we know it would be nothing without great people. As a Brewery Operative you’ll get the chance to shine, contribute to our success each and every day and our team will give you their full support to help you to rise to the top.

With barrels of personality and enthusiasm by the gallon, you’ll be an expert in communication and know how to work well as part of a team. Leading by example, your work ethic will set the bar high and you’ll be as interesting and exciting as our award winning ales.  Ideally a professional in your field or one in the making, you’ll remain super cool under pressure and have a passion for setting and delivering outstanding and memorable customer experiences.

Roles and Responsibilities:

JW Lees has an exciting opportunity for a fantastic Brewery Operative to join the team and work between our Brewery, Warehouse and Distribution Department. The role will be predominantly based within the Warehouse, however the successful individual may be required to support in different departments as and when is required.


  • Filling, movement and stock rotation of containers of up to 36 gallons. 
  • Efficient and safe use of brewery plant equipment.


  • Receipt of goods into the warehouse.
  • Picking of orders.
  • Loading of distribution fleet vehicles.


  • Safe loading and unloading of full products and empties both at the Brewery and at delivery points.
  • Administration of paperwork such as delivery notes.

Key competencies and skills include:

  • Experience in manual handling and lifting.
  • Good levels of numeracy literacy.
  • Good communication skills with a well organised approach to work.
  • Flexible approach to interdepartmental deployment to suit the needs of the business.
  • Experience of working on own initiative and in a team.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced production and warehousing environment.
  • Counterbalance forklift license is essential.
  • Reach truck license is desirable but not essential.
  • Clamp attachment experience is desirable but not essential.
  • NVQ level 1/level 2 warehousing is desirable but not essential.

Our six values run through everything we do and we’ll expect that you are:

  • Proud: Proud of JW Lees, Our people, Our pubs, our beers and our food.
  • Savvy: Understands what matters, plugged in to the world and never afraid to admit when we’ve made a mistake. 
  • Honest: We’ll always do what we say and always be straight with each other.
  • Passionate: You’ve got to love what you do, otherwise you shouldn’t be doing it.
  • Personal: Giving the personal time and attention to every customer and team member, no-ones a number here!
  • Together: True team spirit, no one-upmanship, in it together for the long term, helping all to succeed.  As a key member of the JW Lees family we will promise you a competitive package, fantastic team environment and supported development opportunities throughout your career.

Are you the Brewery Operative extraordinaire we’re looking for? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

(First stage Group Assessments will take place on the Afternoon of Wednesday 15th November 2017 at our Greengate Brewery, Middleton. (Start time - 1pm)

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