Brewer / Cellarperson

Kings County Brewers Collective

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Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) is looking to hire an experienced, organized, and generally awesome person to serve as one of our Brewer/Cellar Persons. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing brewery in Brooklyn (just under 4 years old) and contribute directly to its growth and success. 


JOB OVERVIEW

As one of our Brewer/Cellar Persons, you will be responsible for wort production, cellar duties, cleaning, sanitation & general brewery maintenance, under the direction of our Head Brewer and KCBC ownership team. 


Your main goals are:


  • Help our team to create the best beer possible, always.

  • Constantly and consistently adhere to all SOPs with the utmost integrity and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest information related to brewing science, consumer trends, and industry technology, and play an active role in our mission to continuously optimize our process & product. 


  • JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Execute daily brewing and cellar activities--including but not limited to:

    • Vessel CIP and sanitation?

    • Yeast harvesting?

    • Handling raw materials

    • Wort production?

    • Dry hopping and other secondary ingredient additions?

    • Transferring and carbonating beer?

    • Barrel work

    • Graining out and brewhouse CIP

    • Additional tasks related to brewing and cellaring beer?

    • Monitoring fermentation (gravity, pH, cell counts, etc.)?

    • Maintaining accurate and legible records?

    • Lab work?

    • Assisting with bottling, canning, packaging, and keg cleaning? as needed

    • Loading and unloading delivery trucks as needed

    • Maintaining an orderly and safe work environment overall?

    • Ensuring that the production area is kept exceptionally clean and organized

    • Lots of cleaning!?

    • Other miscellaneous duties, as needed



    REQUIREMENTS:

    • 2+ years experience in a similar role in a packaging brewery is required. A formal brewing education is desirable but will not replace the professional experience requirement?

    • Strong knowledge of the brewing process

    • Ability to strictly follow recipes and standard operating procedures?

    • Must be able to work in a non-temperature controlled environment, properly handle hazardous materials, and operate complex machinery.?

    • Must possess high quality standards and be able to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision?

    • Must be HIGHLY focused on cleanliness and proper sanitation?

    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. The job may also require occasional travel to and participation in trade shows and beer related events?

    • Must be meticulously organized and punctual, with outstanding multi-tasking and time management skills?

    • Must be able to bend over, twist, kneel, climb stairs and ladders, stand for the duration of a shift, shovel hot grain, lift 55+ pounds repeatedly, safely handle hot and cold liquids, safely handle cleaning/sanitizing chemicals, and safely handle oak barrels. ?This is a labor-intensive, highly-physical position. 

    • Must have basic computer skills and aptitude, specifically working with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps. Experience with Slack and Ekos Brewery Management software is a plus.

    • Must pass pre-employment background check?

    • Must be 21 years of age or older and have proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.?

    • Must be awesomely passionate about craft beer!

     

    BENEFITS

    This is a full-time salaried position and will occasionally require weekend, late-night, and holiday work. 


    All staff receive:

    • 80 hours paid time off (hours accrued weekly and can be used after 60 day probationary period (max 80 hours / yr)

    • 5 days sick leave (max 40 hours / yr)

    • 6 paid holidays (New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day)

    • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits after 60 days of employment. *50% of Oscar Silver plan paid by KCBC, 50% paid by employee

    • Option to participate in company 401K plan (100% employer match for up to 4% of employee’s annual salary)

    • Brewery perks! Draft beer, cans, KCBC merch, etc.

    • Stipend for safety-toe work boots/shoes (required to wear while working) 


    ABOUT THE COMPANY:

    KCBC is a 15-bbl craft brewery and taproom located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The company is owned and operated by a trio of brewers who have joined forces to create a wide variety of well-balanced, high-quality beers—including crushable lagers, hoppy IPAs, exotic sours, traditional styles, and more.


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