Brewer/Cellar

Columbia Craft Brewing Company

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A brewer/cellar person at Columbia Craft Brewing Company is responsible for all aspects of processes related to wort production, fermentation, conditioning, treatment, clarification, carbonation, packaging, and any other processes required to achieve a final product. This employee must be a hard working, responsible, and self motivated individual with a passion for craft beer and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. 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. Full Time benefits include subsidized health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and of course beer!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Wort production on a 15bbl 3-vessel brewhouse, Milling, and handling of raw materials, Assistance with yeast handling and management, Cellaring duties including fermentation management, CIP (clean-in-place) of brewing and fermentation tanks, and other equipment. Careful execution of treatment plans for specialty beers Logging of all brewing related notes from brew day through fermentation, finishing, and packaging. Following SOP (standard operating procedure) in each phase of fermentation, clarification, carbonation and packaging. Maintaining sanitary practices in all aspects of beer processing Executing preventative maintenance on all brewhouse and cellar equipment.  Preparation, filling, transfer of beer from liquor and wine barrel.   Keg cleaning and filling Assistance with lab testing and other Quality Assurance activities.

REQUIREMENTS

A strong passion for brewing and a desire to advance personal growth in the brewing industry. Some understanding of brewing aspects, including cellaring, yeast handling, CIP, and sanitation.  Strong organizational habits, a self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills.  Flexibility in terms of hours and a willingness to work night shifts, weekends, and overtime. Computer literate with some understanding of Microsoft Office/ spreadsheet programs.  Ability to multi-task. Ability to work as part of a team.

EXPERIENCE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IS PREFERABLE: One year experience in a commercial production brewery or high volume brew pub.

An understanding of quality assurance (QA) methods and techniques, laboratory operations, and basic knowledge of chemistry and biology.

Prior packaging, bottling and racking experience Mechanical experience and aptitude Forklift operation or certification.

 

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. 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.

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