Shift Brewer

Haw River Farmhouse Ales

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Haw River Farmhouse Ales, a small (2500bbl/year) family-owned craft brewery located in Saxapahaw, NC since 2014 (just west of Chapel Hill in central NC), is currently interviewing candidates for a full-time Shift Brewer position to join our small but dedicated brewery team.

Brewing & Production
• Work alongside Lead Brewer on a daily basis and follow documented recipes for the production of wort, fermentation and packaging of all ongoing Haw River’s beer brands
• Collaboratively design and produce new seasonal beers and one-off beer brands
• Play an active role in the daily brewing and fermentation process, completing tasks as needed and working closely with team members to achieve results
• Collaboratively manage our barrel-aging and mixed-culture program to maintain a level of product quality and maximize efficiency & transparency

Ongoing Operations
• Create and edit documents, spreadsheets & calendars to record the production schedule in order to monitor progress, increase efficiency, plan & project, and avoid unwanted issues
• Follow OSHA guidelines and safety compliance
• Focus on cleaning, sanitation and cold side maintenance
• Follow production schedule and labor needs based on current and anticipated inventory & scheduling
• Ensure overall brewery cleanliness and safety
• Become proficient with brewery operations software or systems in use

PR & Events
• As needed, serve as a public and media face of an integral part of Haw River Farmhouse Ales’ brewing operations
• Participate in events and internal & external beer education sessions, as needed

• Work closely with all brew staff to improve communication and efficiency
• Oversee quality control/yeast maintenance to ensure quality and consistency
• Manage and follow Standard Operating Procedures for brewery staff and assist with development of training materials
• Manage inventory (raw materials, brewhouse supplies, finished goods)

• Advanced understanding of and proficiency in all aspects of brewing
• 3-5 years of increasing responsibilities in a commercial brewing facility, ideally brewing at least 1,000 barrels annually
• Ability to operate forklift, hand truck, pallet jack, and other warehouse equipment
• Superior attention to detail and professionalism
• A positive attitude and skills working as part of a small team
• An unyielding desire to make the best, most creative beer possible
• Flexibility & creative problem solving abilities surrounding changing demands
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to lift or move heavy products ranging from up to 165lb
• Ability to work in a wide variety of temperatures and conditions
• Willingness to learn duties as they arise in correlation to growth and expansion

This Shift Brewer position is a full-time, hourly position (expected to be 35 to 40+ hours/week) with competitive pay, a healthcare stipend, paid time-off & vacation & plenty of perks.

Haw River Farmhouse Ales is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Haw River Farmhouse Ales also expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Haw River's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
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