Cellar Operator - Bradenton, FL

Naughty Monk Brewery

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A cellar operator at Naughty Monk Brewery is responsible for all aspects of processes related to fermentation, conditioning, treatment, clarification, carbonation, and any other processes required to achieve a final product ready for packaging. This employee must be a hardworking, responsible, and self-motivated individual with a passion for craft beer and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. The candidate should also be a sociable person who is comfortable occasionally representing the brewery in public. Natural leadership, integrity, loyalty, and a good sense of humor are all factors in who we hire. 


Assistance with yeast handling and management

Cellaring duties including fermentation management

CIP (clean-in-place) of brewing and fermentation tanks, and other equipment

Careful execution of treatment plans for specialty beers

Logging of all brewing related notes from brew day through fermentation, finishing, and packaging

Following SOP (standard operating procedure) in each phase of fermentation, clarification, carbonation and packaging

Maintaining sanitary practices in all aspects of beer processing

Executing preventative maintenance on all brewhouse and cellar equipment

Preparation, filling, transfer of beer from liquor and wine barrels

Assistance with lab testing and other Quality Assurance activities


One year experience in a commercial production brewery or high-volume brew pub

A strong passion for brewing and a desire to advance personal growth in the brewing industry

Some understanding of brewing aspects, including cellaring, yeast handling, CIP, and sanitization

Strong organizational habits, a self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills

Flexibility in terms of hours and a willingness to work night shifts, weekends, and overtime

Computer literate with some understanding of Microsoft Office/spreadsheet programs

Ability to multi-task

Ability to work as part of a team


An understanding of quality assurance (QA) methods and techniques, laboratory operations, and basic knowledge of chemistry and biology

Prior packaging, bottling, and racking experience

Mechanical experience and aptitude

Forklift operation or certification


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl

Heavy physical work including climbing stairs, climbing into tanks, pulling hoses, etc.

Willing to work in wet, hot and cold conditions

Willing to work in consistently loud environments

Ability to work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals

Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.