Centrifuge Operator/Cellarperson

Drake's Brewing Co

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The centrifuge operator/cellarperson is responsible for all cold-side treatment of beer, from the time of knockout through clarification and on to packaging, including all aspects of quality and sanitation. Note: This is not a brewer position.

Type: Full-time

Pay: Salary

* Benefits: Yes

- Operate centrifuge on daily basis

- Cleaning (CIP) and sanitizing (SIP) of fermentation, bright beer tanks, and centrifuge

- Cleaning tank exteriors, parts, floors, walls, etc.

- Capping and crashing tanks

- Performing dry hops, yeast drops, and harvests

- Adding finings and other process aids to beer in tank

- Transferring both rough and brite beer from fermentor to bright tank

- Carbonating beer for packaging

- Taking all necessary lab samples

- Performing all tasks according to SOP

- Performing all necessary recordkeeping

- Maintaining a clean working environment

- Adhering to all safety regulations at all times


- Minimum of 2 years of brewery experience required (production brewery preferred)

- Minimum of 1 year centrifuge and clarification experience

- 21 years of age, or more

- Strong focus on quality, safety, and efficiency

- Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written

- Basic computer skills (word processing, email, Google Docs)

- Good organizational skills

- Ability to work both alone and as a team

- Ability to follow complex instructions to a high level of detail and precision

- Ability to frequently lift at least 55 lb., move at least 180 lb., and work standing for several hours

- Ability to work safely around chemicals, heights, loud noises, mechanical equipment, wet environments, and other potential hazards

- Flexibility to work a variety of possible shifts, and to participate in company events

- Positive, get-it-done attitude and a passion for clarification and beer

* Employee Benefits: 
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. 
Eligible to participate in 401(k) – with employer match. 

Drake’s Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Drake’s Brewing Company does not discriminate based on disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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