Assistant Brewer/Cellar Person

Green Bay Brewing Company

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Assistant Brewer/Cellarperson


Hinterland Brewery holds itself to the highest standards. We are looking for a bright, self-motivated individual with great work ethic and attention to detail to support and maintain these standards. This employee must be a hard working, responsible and a self-motivated individual with a passion for craft beer and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. The candidate must be someone who leads by example in following procedure and policy, is proactive, and helps to maintain the highest standards of employee performance in the brewhouse. The candidate needs to be ready to be flexible in their schedule and be available to work long hours if needed to get projects done and meet production schedules. 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.


Position Summary:

Assisting with beer production activities with a focus on cellar work, wort production and working on the packaging line.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Follow all safety procedures and adhere to all company policies and procedures, including the safe operation of equipment and help to maintain a safe, clean work environment that includes general housekeeping and warehouse duties

  • A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a cross-function, cross-departmental TEAM environment. Communicates all pertinent batch related information at shift changeover

  • Ability to accurately follow SOP’s and understanding of specific beer process terminologies.

  • Understanding of brewing, cellaring, and filtration processes along with an understanding of CIP, sanitation and sterilization techniques

  • Produces quality wort according to SOP’s including, but not limited to, target gravity, IBU, color and volume

  • Perform daily job duties including, but not limited to, CIP, malt milling, operating brew house, wort transfers, yeast pitching, fermentation monitoring, filtration, general cleaning, beer tasting

  • Operate both manual and computer automated equipment while maintaining quality standards. Operate forklifts and other operating equipment as trained and directed

  • Monitoring of individual batches and fermentation of individual tanks of beer, records batch performance and raw material quality and performance

  • Comfortable working with chemicals of varying composition and maintaining adherence to safety standards at all times during routine cleaning of brewing equipment

  • Must be able to work hands on at assisting and or leading each unit of operation as necessary

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Cellar Work:

Work under the guidance of Head Brewer to prepare tanks for production, transfer and packaging in accordance to schedule.

  • CIP tanks

  • Transfer and carbonate beer.

  • Keg beer as directed by Head Brewer.

  • Operate a centrifuge and plate and frame filter.

  • Process beers in accordance with the brew schedule.

  • Perform daily gravity checks on all fermenting beers and enter data into Ekos.

  • Harvest yeast and follow proper yeast storage protocols.

  • Crash and dry hop beers as needed.


 Cold Storage Organization:


  • Replenish tap room and local rack, reorganize and consolidate kegs as needed

  • Organize distribution shipments in accordance with weekly pick-up and delivery schedule

  • Assist in bottle and canning runs


Assist in Brewing Operations with a focus on Wort Production Training:


  • Unload and organize grain shipments.

  • Brew Day assistance, CIP and clean-up

  • Train in wort production and brewing procedures with the goal of brewing independently within 3-6 months


General Maintenance and Cleaning:


  • Restock raw materials and product as needed

  • General brewery cleanliness and upkeep

  • Monitor overall cleanliness of vessels including brew deck, heat exchanger, and packaging machinery.

  • Monitor valves, hardware and gaskets on all vessels, flag if damaged

  • Change valve gaskets as needed, tighten screws, etc.

  • Perform weekly, monthly and quarterly maintenance in accordance with the maintenance checklists




Competencies:


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential function of this position.

  • Safety and Security–the individual observes safety and security procedures and used equipment and materials properly.

  • Problem Solving–the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gather and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Planning/Organizing–the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.

  • Quality Control–the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.

  • Quantity–meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.

  • Adaptability–the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Dependability–the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


The ideal candidate for this position would possess:

  • College degree in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science).

  • Working brewing knowledge and/or certification from an accredited institution (IBD, UC Davis, etc.)

  • The ability to work effectively, both independently and as a team

  • Is self-motivated and thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Extremely strong project management skills with a propensity for enacting positive change

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Loves to work hard and have fun!


Physical requirements:


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.

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • 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


Full-time benefits include health insurance, paid time off, Simple IRA,  employee discounts, and more as outlined in the employee handbook.

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