Head Brewer, Brewer and Cellarperson

McKenzie Brewing Company Steelhead Brewing Company

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McKenzie Brewing Company and the Steelhead Brewpub
Position Description
McKenzie Brewing Company is a Eugene brewery with a history of excellent beer since 1991. Duties for the
brewer/cellarperson position include brewing, cellaring, and packaging tasks to meet weekly production goals. We
have two brewing facilities, a production facility and a brewpub. Brewers are responsible for the production and
upkeep in both locations.
Responsibilities
Perform brew day tasks including, but not limited to milling, mashing, boil, wort transfer, yeast pitching,
etc.
 Package on Wild Goose canning line running both 12oz and 19.2oz cans
 Package on Maheen bottling machine, filling 22oz bottles
 Daily fermentation vessel and brite tank CIP with both manual and automatic systems.
 Follow inventory procedures for all raw materials and inventory counts.
 Keep solid records, physical and digital, on all brewing ops, packaging ops, and finished package.
 Tax reporting.
 Source and order materials and ingredients for brewing.
 General brewhouse cleaning, including floors, piping, tank exteriors, etc.
 Perform routine equipment maintenance and communicate any equipment issues.
 Assist with accepting deliveries and other warehousing operations.
 Work closely with the sales team to predict production needs, and to communicate about future seasonals
and one-offs.
 Collaborate with other brewers to tag-team big tasks and schedules.
 Kegging and other duties to fill orders.
 Evaluate ways to improve systems and schedules.
Qualifications & Requirements
 Formal brewing education or science background preferred, but not required.
 Must be able to work with minimal supervision but also work well with a team & adapt to changing work
priorities.
 Must be able to lift at least 55 lbs. sacks and full half kegs.
 Forklift certification is a big plus.
 Must be able to follow PPE protocol and handle dangerous chemicals safely.
 Must be comfortable on a ladder.
 Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet production goals.
 Must be adept to perform minor repairs on typical brewery equipment to keep things running.
 Have a solid grasp of the nuances of quality control, equipment upkeep, sanitation, and good brewing.
 Must be professional and highly communicative.

If you have further questions, please contact Cordy at chj@smioes.com and mack@mckenziebrewing.com

You may also send your resume to chj@smioes.com, mack@mckenziebrewing.com

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