Brewer

The Bruery

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Direct Report to: Director of Brewing Operations
Supports: Brewing and Cellar Staff at a peer level

Objective: Successfully execute all aspects of production at The Bruery per production needs as scheduled with an emphasis on wort production, but willingness to cross train into cellar, beer finishing and wood cellaring. Contribute to a healthy team culture by maintaining positive attitude, professionalism and company vision.

About The Bruery: The Bruery is an award winning craft brewery based in North Orange County. We specialize in Belgian and experimental beers, which we distribute in 29 states, 5 continents, and direct to customers through our Tasting Room and membership societies.

Primary Duties

  • Execute proper sampling and analysis of daily brews in accordance with schedule; cover directly as needed. Monitor vital wort indicators including but not limited to target gravity, pH, BUs and fermentability.
  • Responsible for wort production on automated GEA Brewhouse including but not limited to raw material handling, milling, mash/lauter operation, wort boiling, cooling, and BH CIP
  • Responsible for CIP and preparation of fermentation, bright beer, and intermediate step tanks
  • Responsible for operation of centrifugal clarification and CIP
  • Responsible for finished beer handling including but not limited to carbonation, DO monitoring and recording, and packaging preparation
  • Responsible for proper handling of yeast propagation including but not limited to inoculation, pitching, topping, aeration and CIP
  • Review completed process paperwork and ensure accurate expression in automated accounting system i.e. Orchestrated Beer
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work environment
  • Communicate clearly and accept communication efforts in a three (3) shift environment
  • Maintain and update shift report in response to real time production
  • Ensure that sensory evaluation is monitored responsibly and results are communicated constructively
  • Work closely with Production manager, supervisors, quality, and peer staff to execute and pass off tasks effectively
  • Maintain a sanitary environment, which includes but not limited to cleaning floors, walls, tanks and ceilings.
  • Utilize a 5S approach for organizing supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Participate in company events as needed while maintaining professional composure


Requirements

  • Work on a ladder periodically up to height of 18 feet.
  • Physically be able to bend over, twist, kneel, climb stairs, stand all day, lift 55+ pounds, work in a non-temperature controlled environment and repeatedly handle hot and cold liquids.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time (up to 8-10 hours per day).
  • Drive a small truck (California Class “C” license required).
  • Strictly follow recipes and standard operating procedures while recommending ways of improving them.
  • Willingness to work at clean or sour beer facilities as needed
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends, holidays and overtime as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical in a 24-hour operation


Qualifications

  • High School Diploma / GED. Brewing, Engineering, or other related education preferred
  • Clean driving record
  • 21 years of age, proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States
  • Forklift Certified


Applications must have cover letter and resume.

The Bruery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment background check required.

We offer competitive compensation, health, dental and vision, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), 401k, annual merchandise credit, and of course free beer!

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