Staff Brewer/Senior Staff Brewer

Cinderlands Beer Co.

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Cinderlands Beer Co. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks a passionate, diligent, detail-oriented individual to join our team as staff brewer or senior staff brewer, depending on experience, at our Lawrenceville and Strip District brewpubs. Our staff will be cross-trained and spend time working at both facilities on both 3.5 BBL and 15 BBL brewhouses and cellars. Lawrenceville has been open since December 2017, and the Strip District location construction is planned for completion in January, 2019. We will only fill one of these positions at this time. Both positions are full-time (exempt) and salaried with benefits.

Start Date:

September, 2018

STAFF BREWER Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning and filling kegs, including transporting kegs for cleaning

  • Transporting materials between brewery locations and off-site storage

  • Starting up, operating, and cleaning both manual and automatic canning lines

  • Racking beer between fermentors and brite tanks

  • Cleaning and sanitizing tanks and other brewery equipment

  • Harvesting and pitching yeast, monitoring yeast cell counts and viability

  • Dry hopping, fining, and monitoring beer in tank by sensory evaluation and measurement

  • Milling grain and producing wort

  • Working safely and efficiently

  • Maintaining safe conditions for other employees and visitors

  • Receiving and organizing shipments

  • Counting and recording inventory thoroughly and accurately

  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and orderliness in the production area

  • Following production SOPs and contributing to their ongoing development

  • Keeping accurate, timely, and legible records

  • Troubleshooting mechanical equipment to ensure safe and timely production of finished beer

  • Communicating with the head brewer to understand and fulfill responsibilities

  • Reporting safety, maintenance, or beer quality issues urgently to the head brewer

  • Representing Cinderlands Beer Co. in a positive way and avoiding behaviors and situations that are not reflective of Cinderlands' culture

  • Assignment to on- and off-site consumer-facing events outside of normal working hours, e.g. trade shows, beer dinners, and beer festivals

  • Other duties as assigned

SENIOR STAFF BREWER responsibilities also include:

  • Working closely with the head brewer to develop and execute production plans

  • Assigning and supervising the work of staff brewers and part-time production employees

  • Making daily decisions on resource allocation to accomplish production goals


  • Passion for beer and brewing demonstrated by professional brewing experience, homebrewing experience, or formal or self-led education. For senior staff brewer, at least three years professional brewing experience.

  • Ability to demonstrate repeatable, unsupported proficiency of complicated and sensitive tasks after training, practice, and feedback

  • Growth-oriented mindset with a willingness to openly communicate mistakes and gaps in knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to make intelligent decisions in difficult, rapidly evolving circumstances

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, self-awareness, verbal and written communication, and emotional intelligence

  • Ability to trust and earn the trust of teammates, engage in productive conflict, commit to decisions in the best interest of the company, hold others and be held accountable, and focus on delivering results

  • Exceptional curiosity and analytical ability

  • Desire and ability to engage with teammates, customers, and industry peers from all walks of life

  • Ability to thrive in systems that empower employees and hold them accountable

  • Proficiency in or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets

  • A valid and current driver's license and ability to load, unload, and locally drive a commercial van or truck (no CDL required)

  • Ability to lift 55-pound bags above shoulder height

  • Ability to lift and carry 55-pound bags

  • Ability to climb ladders

  • Ability to push and pull 165-pound kegs along floor

  • Ability to unload 2,500-pound pallets, 50-55 pounds at a time

  • Ability to work in tight spaces with low clearance for extended periods of time

  • Ability to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures

  • Ability to work with hazardous chemicals and wear personal protective equipment

  • 21 years of age or older


Competitive salary based on experience. Benefits include employer-sponsored medical and dental insurance, paid sick and personal leave, and, in the near future, a 401K with company match. We provide opportunities for ongoing education, job-related travel, training, and advancement, as well as a generous food and beer benefit.

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter discussing your qualifications and experience to

Cinderlands Beer Co. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cinderlands Beer Co. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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