Brewer

Florida Keys Brewing Co

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At Florida Keys Brewing Company, we are immensely passionate about Living the Island Life and Drinking the Local Beer! We care deeply about our community and immerse ourselves in creating the finest and most delicious local beers. We are looking for the right candidate to join a tight-knit and dedicated brew team. The successful applicant will be confident, considerate, motivated, and meticulous. S/he must also be open to a good time and embracing our island lifestyle. A love of tie dye and damn good beer is a must. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


-Operating brewhouse and producing batches from start to finish, including logging notes during all phases of production

-Yeast handling and management

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

-Following SOP (standard operating procedure) in each phase of brewing, fermentation, and packaging

-Maintaining clean brewing practices in the brewhouse and cellar

-Executing preventative maintenance on all brewhouse and cellar equipment

-Monitoring raw material inventory

-Float between small (4BBL) and large (40BBL) systems dependent on production schedule and requirements


REQUIREMENTS


-Must work well in a team environment and maintain a strong self-motivated work ethic

-Ability to keep up and excel in a fast-paced and strenuous work environment

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

-A strong passion for brewing top quality beverages, including an interest in expanding existing barrel aging program, pitching new recipe concepts, and continuing to produce the best island ales

-Solid understanding of all aspects of brewing including cellaring, yeast handling, CIP, and sanitization

-Flexibility in terms of shift structure, including nights/weekends and extended brew days

-Strong organizational skills and computer literacy, with an understanding of Microsoft Office/spreadsheet programs


EXPERIENCE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IS PREFERABLE


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

-Mechanical experience and aptitude

-Forklift operation or certification


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


-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, humid, and cold conditions

-Willing to work in consistently loud environments

-Ability to work safely and responsibly with potentially hazardous chemicals

-Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on a regular basis