Brewer and Packaging Operators

East Rock Brewing Company

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· Position:  Brewery Operator, First Shift 

· Location:  New Haven 

· Job Classification: Full-Time, Year-Round, Non-Exempt 

· Reports to:  Brewery Manager   

· Compensation:  Hourly

· Benefits:  Health & Dental, Basic Life, PTO, 401(k), Paid Holidays, Beer Hall Credit 


East Rock Brewing Company is a family owned start-up brewery located in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.  At East Rock, we use time-honored methods and imported ingredients to produce pure and crisp German-inspired beer.  Painfully slow to make but a pleasure to drink, our beers undergo a prolonged and labor-intensive fermentation, resulting in an uncommon depth of flavor and natural effervescence.  Fresher than an import and more approachable than a typical craft, our beers are designed for drinkability, but never at the expense of taste.  It’s the ultimate everyday companion and the perfect reward for an honest day’s work.

East Rock prides itself on its positive company culture, where team members are valued for their efforts, enthusiasm, and commitment to quality and continual improvement.  We anticipate opening our 26K square foot facility including a family friendly 3K square foot beer hall in mid-2018 with self-distribution of our three year-round brands beginning shortly thereafter.


The brewery operator will be a generalist, responsible for executing a multitude of daily tasks in the brew house, cellar, packaging area and warehouse.  This position requires exceptional time management and communication skills, the ability to multitask, high attention to detail and an uncompromising commitment towards quality and improvement.  As one of the first hires in the brewery, this position comes with potential for upward mobility. 


· Wort production

· Yeast pitching  

· Fermentation monitoring 

· Carbonation monitoring 

· Yeast cropping and dumping 

· Dry-hopping 

· Racking and filtration

· Keg racking 

· Bottling 


· Receiving and picking orders 

· General maintenance and organization

· Line cleaning 

· Quality checks 

· Record keeping 


· Passion for craft beer 

· 3-5 years of production brewery experience

· High School degree or equivalent required

· Diploma from a technical brewing education a plus 

· Basic understanding of industrial equipment including low pressure boilers, industrial refrigeration, air compressors, and pneumatic systems

· Basic understanding of plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems

· Excellent time management, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills 

· Proficiency in MS Office Suite 

· Ability to think critically, troubleshoot, take initiative, and escalate issues to management 

· Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends

· Ability to work on your feet in a loud, temperature variable environment 

· Ability to continuously lift 55 lbs. and maneuver 165 lb. kegs 

· Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack 

· Abide by company PPE standards, chemical handling, and good manufacturing practice