Assistant Brewer

Green Bay Brewing Company

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We are looking for a bright, self-motivated individual with great work ethic and attention to detail to support and maintain production at Hinterland Brewery. This employee must be a hard working, responsible and a self-motivated individual with a passion for craft beer and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. The candidate must be someone who leads by example, follows procedure and policy, is proactive, and helps to maintain the highest standards of performance and quality. The candidate needs to be flexible in their schedule and be available to work long hours if needed. 

Position Summary:

Assist and perform brewery operations including wort production, cellar work including CIP tank cleaning, fermentation, filtration, and packaging. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow all safety procedures and adhere to all company policies and procedures, including the safe operation of equipment and help to maintain a safe, clean work environment that includes general housekeeping and warehouse duties.

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate in a cross-function, cross-departmental TEAM environment. 

  • Ability to accurately follow standard operating procedures and understanding of specific beer process terminologies.

  • Perform brewing, cellaring, and filtration processes along with CIP, sanitation and sterilization techniques.

  • Produce quality wort according to SOP’s including, but not limited to, target gravity, IBU, color and volume.

  • Perform daily job duties including, but not limited to, malt milling, brew house operations, wort transfers, yeast pitching, fermentation monitoring, filtration, general cleaning, 

  • Operate both manual and computer automated equipment while maintaining quality standards. Operate forklifts and other machinery as trained and directed.

  • Monitor individual batches and fermentatioins.

  • Record batch performance and data. 

  • Evaluate raw material quality and performance.

  • Work with hazardous chemicals of varying composition and maintain adherence to safety standards at all times during routine cleaning of brewing equipment.

  • Must be able to assist and or lead each unit of brewing operation as necessary.

  • Perform weekly, monthly and quarterly maintenance in accordance with the maintenance checklists


Cellar Work:

Work under the guidance of Head Brewer to prepare tanks for production, transfer and packaging in accordance to schedule.

  • CIP tanks

  • Transfer and carbonate beer.

  • Keg beer as directed by Head Brewer.

  • Operate a centrifuge and plate and frame filter.

  • Process beer in accordance with the brew schedule.

  • Perform daily lab tests on fermenting batches, record and enter data.

  • Harvest yeast while following specific yeast management protocols.

  • Crash and dry hop beers as needed.


 Cold Storage Organization:

  • Restock and Replenish tap room serving tanks and kegs. 

  • Organize wholesale shipments in accordance with weekly pick-up and delivery schedule

  • Assist in packaging line operations.


 Packaging:

  • CIP can and bottle fillers

  • Aptitude to operate packaging equipment on packaging lines including can filler, bottle filler, depalletizing machines, case erector, six pack erector, case stuffer, case packer and labeler. 


Abilities required:

  • Safety and Security–the individual observes safety and security procedures and operates equipment and materials properly.

  • Problem Solving–the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Planning/Organizing–the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.

  • Quality Control–the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.

  • Productivity–meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.

  • Adaptability–the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Dependability–the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


The ideal candidate for this position would possess:

  • College degree or certificate in Brewing Science (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science).

  • 1 year minimum brewery work experience and/or certification from an accredited institution (IBD, UC Davis, etc.)

  • The ability to work effectively, both independently and as a team

  • Is self-motivated and thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Extremely strong project management skills with a propensity for enacting positive change

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Loves to work hard and have fun!


Physical requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl

  • Heavy physical work including climbing stairs, lifting heavy objects, carrying 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


Full-time benefits include health insurance, paid time off, Simple IRA and employee discounts on food and beverages.

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