Shift Brewer

Smog City Brewing Co.

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Smog City Brewing Co is seeking a full time shift brewer to join our team in Torrance, CA.

This position requiresbrewery experience- if you have not worked in a brewery you will not be considered for this position.

The ideal candidate will possess an extraordinary cleaning prowess, an insane attention to detail, a ridiculous work ethic, be a team player, and have OCD tendencies towards producing the highest quality beer.

We are a small and nimble team who gets a ton of work done with very few employees. If your idea of working in a brewery is pushing buttons and drinking beer, don’t apply. 


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Wort production on a manual 15bbl direct fire system
    • Milling, Mashing, Boiling, Heat Exchange, Pitching Yeast, Brewhouse CIP


  • Yeast cell counting with a cellometer, calculating pitch rates


  • Data recording and use of production software


  • Receiving raw materials and maintaining accurate inventory


  • CIP of fermentors/bright tanks as well as manual cleaning


Other responsibilities:

  • All aspects of beer transfers including centrifuging, fining, carbonation


  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.


  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment at all times.


  • Keep accurate brew/cellar logs and governmental compliance paperwork.


  • Participate in beer festivals and events.


  • Busting your ass to get the job done.


  • Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.


  • Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures in wort production, vessel cleaning and sanitation, yeast handling, fermentation and maturation, sample collecting and filtration operations.


  • Understand and adhere to recipes and formulas.


Minimum physical abilities required

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, overnight and/or weekend shifts.
  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. repeatedly and maneuver at least 175 lb containers. 

Necessary Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently


  • Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects it


  • Excellent beer knowledge. A good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.


  • Subject line of email must read: Eight inebriated elephants acting inebriately


  • Be able to collaborate with the team and have a strong desire to help create amazing beer.


  • Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.



  • A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or formal brewing education preferred in addition to brewery experience.


  • If you do not have brewery experience please don’t apply.


To Apply


Send a cover letter and resume to


The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you.


Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and formal/informal brewery training.


You must provide 3 references, one character reference and two professional references. At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.


References WILL be checked.

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