Head Brewer

Drifa Brewing Company

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HEAD BREWER JOB DESCRIPTION

for

DRIFA BREWING

of the

MARQUETTE BREWING COOPERATIVE

 

The Head Brewer will be responsible for all aspects of beer production, with an emphasis on quality, creativity and variety.  The Head Brewer reports to the General Manager.  The Head Brewer will collaborate with the General Manager to plan the brewing schedule.

 

FUNCTIONS

 

Production, fermentation, kegging, aging & storage

Scheduling and inventory control

Budget and resource management

Training and management of brew staff

Recipe formulation and collaboration with other brewers as appropriate

Routine cleaning and maintenance of brewery and equipment

Clean and sanitary working environment in accordance with Health Department standards

Yeast management and overall quality control

Accurate and timely record keeping related to the brewing process

Positively interact with staff, customers, vendors

Actively promote and educate members and customers about all aspects of beer and brewing

Think critically, troubleshoot and work unsupervised

Bartend as needed

Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, ABILITIES

 

Must have knowledge of practices, methods, tools and equipment used in brewing production

Must have the ability to provide and follow oral and written instructions

Must be able to promote the brewery to the public and at events

Must be able to troubleshoot technical aspects of the brewing process

Must be punctual, responsible, self-motivated, positive and an excellent communicator

Must have good computer skills necessary for record keeping and the point-of-sale system

Must have a strong work ethic and desire to succeed in producing beer that is of high creativity, quality and variety

Must be able to multi-task and manage time efficiently

Must have mechanical aptitude as appropriate to the job of Head Brewer

Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems preferred

Must be efficient and detail oriented

Must have a focus on innovation and continual improvement while maintaining a high quality of standards throughout the brewing process

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

Professional brewing experience required

Brewing education preferred

 

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

This is a full-time position.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Must be able to routinely walk, sit, reach, lift, bend, twist, kneel and carry objects weighing up to 55 pounds and be able to handle kegs as appropriate within applicable safety standards

Must be able to work in a loud, wet environment

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must be able to stand for long periods of time (4 or more consecutive hours)

Must be able to use latches, hand tools, clamps, hoses, etc., requiring manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination

Must be able to work safely with hot and hazardous chemicals

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Negotiable and commensurate with experience.  Potential bonuses based on barrel sales.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Apply with a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Board President David Gill at president@drifabrewing.beer by July 31st, 2019.

 

The Drifa Brewing Company / Marquette Brewing Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. 

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