Head Brewer: Arlington VA, New District Brewery

New District Brewing Company

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Head Brewer - Job Description:

You’ll wear a lot of hats as the head brewer at New District. From managing tanks, producing wort, packaging, recipe creation through creative ideas, and microbiological analysis, to coordinating volunteers for honeysuckle picking you’ll be responsible for helping us achieve our company goals. Our goal is to be the most admired brand in Arlington first, then beyond. 

In order to achieve this goal, you’ll be asked to be action oriented, and demonstrate an ability to problem solve in the moment. You’ll need to be fully engaged with your coworkers and identify opportunities for improvement. You’ll need to be well organized and communicate frequently with ownership. You’ll need to be relentless and fearless in the pursuit of perfection of our local brand. Are you ready to redefine what a brewery can achieve? Let’s get started. Here are the three pillars for the job, though they may be expanded with time.

1. Coordinate & Perform Production Events & Transition to Fulfillment
2. Execute and Maintain QC/QA procedures
3. Be a Positive Brand Ambassador Supporting Events and Outreach as Needed
4. Maintain excellence in communication across teams.      

Coordinate & Perform Production Events & Transition to Fulfillment
    Direct & Execute production through the full brewing event life cycle from start to after action evaluation
    Use EKOS to document all production events through QC/QA procedures
    Execute the tap calendar & review all customer beer feedback and reviews
    Coordinate & perform equipment maintenance, repair, and cleaning
    Make recommendations, and implement changes to improve QC/QA
    Provide timely feedback on brewing events & schedule
    Coordinate procurement, deliveries, and receiving from grain to glass
    Schedule brewing staff, recommend & hire staffing needs 

Execute and Maintain QC/QA procedures
    Perform & Process all QC/QA tasking
    Daily coordination across beers, tanks, timelines, and tasking
    Update and Maintain QC/QA calendar
    Evaluate Targets and Assess product viability
    Submit Labels & Track all packages 
    Perform & Evaluate Yeast viability and make recommendations
    Execute Clean-In-Place procedures & test cleanliness of equipment regularly
    Document life cycle data per product batch
    Sample & document product: smell, taste, and sight check regularly
    Conduct Post action reporting if problems are found and recommend corrective measures

Be a Positive Brand Ambassador Supporting Events and Outreach as Needed
    Work with management & marketing to support events & outreach
    Coordinate brewery collaborations & special production needs
    Provide Weekly Updates on upcoming event support and status

Maintain excellence in communication across teams
    Weekly summary to ownership highlighting areas of need and wins from the past week
    Coordinate with Operations Team
    Daily coordination across beers, tanks, timelines, and tasking
    Work with management & ownership to facilitate equipment needs and installations

Position Requirements
2 years Brewery Experience or QC/QA Experience
Open Availability to be on-site and for light travel
Excellent biological/mechanical skills
Excellent written communication skills
Microbiological Experience preferred
BA/BS Preferred

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