Brewer

Ecliptic Brewing

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Position Title:  Brewer

Supervisor: Brewing Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Wage Grade: Hourly

Supervisory: None

Pay Range: $18-$22


About Us

Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. The name Ecliptic Brewing unites John’s two passions: brewing and astronomy. The ecliptic is earth’s yearly path around the sun, and we celebrate this journey through the seasons with the food and beer we make. 


Our core values: Collaborative, Good Ambassador, Innovative, Quality, Does the Right Thing. 

We are a Cosmic group of people, interconnected by our passion for knowledge, our jobs, and the industry. We care about Ecliptic Brewing and believe mindful experiences, respectful and free-flowing communication, and creative problem solving are the cornerstones for our company goals.  We work together, pushing the boundaries of beer and food to lead the industry, while providing the best products and services possible. We take pride in our work, we conduct ourselves with integrity, and are accountable to ourselves, the company and the community.    


Position Description:

Brewers are responsible for following established SOPs and best practices in order to produce high quality beer. As an integral part of the success of the Brewery, the Brewer will also employ his/her depth of knowledge of beer science in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our overall product and customer experience.  This Job includes both brewing and cellaring duties and Operation of a 30 bbl, Premier Brewhouse.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(Brewing)

  • Accurately and precisely follow recipes

  • Milling (handle 55 lb grain bags)

  • Mashing/Lautering

  • Boil/hopping

  • Graining out

  • Yeast management

    • yeast handling, including harvesting, laboratory cell counts, pitching, dumping

  • Cellar work 

    • Filtration/fining

    • Fermentation tracking

      • Monitor and record fermentations including routine analysis of in-process beer

    • Dry-hopping

  • Centrifuge operation

  • Monitor gravities, temperatures, and carbonation of beer

    • Carbonate beer and prepare for it for packaging.

  • Packaging

  • Racking 

  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary

(Quality Control)

  • Ensure that all beer is produced to Ecliptic Brewing standards and specification.

    • Directly responsible for maintaining quality standards and SOP in all areas of brewing and cellaring; Follow recipes and procedures as set by the Brewmaster, Operations Manager and/or Head Brewer

    • Follow proper procedures for quality assurance concerns

(Safety and Sanitation)

  • OSHA Safety compliance and continual training

  • Observation and practice all Brewery Safety Procedures; including use of proper PPE 

  • Keeping up with brewing industry trends and best practices 

  • Maintain a sanitary and micro-biologically stable work environment through Clean in Place (CIP) procedures and solid general housekeeping practices

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and infrastructure in collaboration with other brewers and maintenance staff

  • Keep brewery equipment organized in accordance to company standards

  • Cleaning, Cleaning, and Cleaning

(Reporting and Communication)

  • Maintain healthy communication and work closely with all  departments of Ecliptic Brewing to understand the history, style, and our culture

    • Work with production team on QA/QC and sensory to maintain quality and consistency of product

  • Maintain brewing, cellaring and other related documentation in an organized, complete and accurate manner; Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner

  • Discuss any and all brewery issues with operations manager

(Conduct)

  • Follows Ecliptic Brewing Company Values and Employee Led Code of Conduct

  • Works courteously and professionally with all vendors and co-workers

  • Aid in the professional development of new brewers



Desired Skills and Experience

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application

  • High School Diploma or GED required 

  • Brewing Certificate/Degree or Brewery Experience

  • Possess or desire to possess a knowledge of brewing and beer styles, as well as a desire to learn more; genuine enthusiasm for craft beer

  • Quality Control in a food/beverage production setting

  • Prefer forklift certified

  • Acquire Food Handlers card within 45 days of the start date

  • Organized with excellent time management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm

  • Ability to identify problems and review information to develop and evaluate options and make timely and sound decisions

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude, mathematical and reasoning skills

  • Must have an understanding of safety standards

  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work with the Operations Manager to further the company goals

  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude

  • Ability to think outside the box and propose new ideas

  • Willingness to regularly work during evenings and weekends



Job Requirements

  • Working in a brewery is a very physically demanding job. Must have the ability to lift 55 pounds regularly and 165 pounds occasionally, handle hot and cold liquids, shovel hot wet grain, and climb stairs repeatedly throughout a shift.

  • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time

  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs

  • Continual lifting, dragging, carrying, and manipulating of hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs requiring standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout the duration of shift

  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environment with moderate noise, sometimes slippery floors

  • Must have the ability to work in a non-temperature controlled environment, handling of hazardous materials, and operation of complex and heavy machinery.

  • Floor surface may vary from hard concrete to carpet/rubber mats

  • Ability to tolerate a high-level work pace that is typical for a production brewery

  • The noise level in the work environment can be loud

  • Able to work 8-10 hours on your feet 


Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


What we offer

  • Competitive base salary/pay

  • Vacation: 80 hours a year PTO, 24 hours of Personal time, 8 hours Birthday PTO

  • Additional PTO potential: Ecliptic Observed Holidays, 8 hours volunteer pay

  • 50% paid Health Insurance premiums following waiting period

  • Food and Beer benefits

  • Free Employee assistance program and Telemedicine


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