Cellarperson/Cellarman

Hi-Wire Brewing

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The Cellarperson at Hi-Wire Brewing is responsible for ensuring the highest quality product is  released to packaging in a timely fashion.  This is a permanent full-time, first shift position. In order to help ensure all aspects of this position are performed as expected, measurable metrics will be provided along with regularly scheduled performance reviews.  This position reports to the Head of Cellar/Quality Control.

We are an award-winning brewery located in Asheville, NC that specializes in approachable and balanced lagers and ales. 

Responsibilities 

  • Learn, understand and execute cellaring procedures according to Hi-Wire’s SOPs

  • Work closely with the Head of of Cellar/Quality Control, Operations Manager, and Head Brewer

  • Communicate with the packaging crew when beer is ready to be packaged 

  • CIP transfer lines and transfer beers as scheduled using a Westfalia centrifuge with inline carbonation.

  • Clean all tanks that are empty, dirty, and need to be cleaned 

  • Complete fermentation checks by measuring and recording gravity, pH, and temperature

  • Occasionally complete yeast cell counts and viability checks, calculating the amount of yeast needed to fully ferment the day's brew as assigned 

  • Harvest yeast as needed 

  • In absence of  Head of of Cellar/Quality Control, be able to complete appropriate planning to ensure that there is a viable yeast source available for weekly brewing including safeguarding yeast source from being dry hopped or sullied with additives (ex. coffee) that may prevent use 

  • Dispose of excess yeast which is not suitable for reuse 

  • Add ingredients to fermenting or finished beer in a sanitary and efficient manner

  • Assist in the cleaning of the cellar areas and the washing of equipment, floors and tools to comply with company and government sanitation standards 

  • Contribute to improvements and processes required to gain efficiency and quality  

  • Participate in safety and maintenance program  

  • Complete other tasks accurately as assigned by management within specified time frames 

Compensation 

Hi-Wire Brewing offers competitive pay, health/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, and ample paid time off. 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • 1 year experience in a production brewery 

  • Knowledge of cellar program 

  • Writing and math skills necessary to accurately complete a dilution calculations, volume,  flow, density, weight, length, pressure and other unit conversions, calculate beer volumes/losses, and alcohol content 

  • Exceptional time management skills 

  • Exceptional multitasking/prioritizing skills 

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Independent/self motivated 

  • Problem solver with grace under pressure 

  • Ability to adapt/think on your feet 

  • Positive, “can-do” attitude 

  • Ability to work well with others

  • A flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends

  • Strong overall understanding of safety procedures, regulations and requirements, including forklift operation

  • Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to continually lift 65 pounds 

    • Must have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouch

    • The ability to work near moving parts and machinery

    • The ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently




Hi-Wire Brewing Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


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