Head Brewer / Quality Control

The Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd

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Summary:

The Cayman Islands Brewery, the only brewery on the Cayman Islands has 10 products in multiple SKU’s.

The Head Brewer / Quality Control is responsible for the beer production process and day-to-day operations of the brewery. It is a high-level role which can involve many different tasks including managing 2 other brewers, purchasing raw materials, monthly and weekly production planning, creating new types of beers, ensuring the highest possible quality and managing resources.

Description:

Fulfill duties with all aspects of the brewery operations which include:

  • Supervision of 2 shift brewers
  • Raw Material inventory management and ordering
  • Management of lab consumables
  • Creating monthly production schedules based on projected sales
  • Daily quality checks of beers in fermentation
  • Quality checks of beers being packaged throughout the run
  • Micro biological testing of tanks
  • Operation of a DE filter
  • Weekly QC checks
  • Creation and Management of lab budget
  • Capital investment projects
  • Troubleshooting problems in the brewhouse and filtration
  • Constantly looking for ways to improve quality and operation efficiencies
  • Recipe Development
  • Representing the company at events
  • Covering Brew shifts
  • Some weekend work required
  • Identify savings, reduce waste and build an environment sustainability program
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as required

Qualifications

  • Well versed in brewing sciences
  • Formal brewing education or practical experience (5+ years)
  • Knowledge and practical experience of brewing and packaging processes preferred

    Knowledge & Experience

  • Operating an automated brew house
  • Operating a DE filter
  • Good micro-biological testing procedures
  • The ability to work logically and systematically, with good time management;
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to think laterally whilst offering creative solutions;
  • The ability to work with people at different levels;
  • IT literacy and the ability to handle electronic data;
  • Flexibility and the ability to manage change;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Able to lift 55Lbs repeatedly and able to lift at least 160lbs
  • A positive attitude to continued learning.
  • Possess a strong enthusiasm towards brewing beer.
  • Laboratory skills
  • Ability to lead in a team-based environment
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
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