Island Brewing Company Seeking Full-Time Assistant Brewer
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The ideal candidate will have relevant brewing experience within a production brewery, outstanding communication and problem solving skills in addition to a keen eye for detail, the ability to follow SOPs, work well with others, and possess a deep love for beer.
The Assistant Brewer will put a premium on working safely and have knowledge of safe handling practices within the space of the brewery. The nature of the work is manual involving lifting of 5 and 15.5-gallon kegs (165 lbs.) and 55 lb. grain bags. Safe operational knowledge of both fork lift and pallet jack is a plus.
Chief duties include:
-Assisting in all aspects of brewing, from staging grain, setting up hoses and valves, mash-in, rake-out, break down, and clean up.
-Raw material management.
-CIP of fermenters, brewhouse, and brite tanks.
-Filtering with plate and frame 40 x 40.
-Labelling, bottling, kegging, canning and assisting with all other packaging.
-Maintaining clean and orderly work environment.
Additional duties may include:
-Maintaining jockey boxes, taps and draught lines for outside use.
-Preventative maintenance and upkeep of tanks, pumps, compressors, and other machinery.
-Participating in critical assessment of beers, including sensory analysis.
Important Skills and Abilities:
-Positive outlook and attitude.
-Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards.
-Strong mechanical aptitude.
-Ability to multitask.
-Ability to work with other departments and work in a diverse team environment.
-Work some offshifts, weekends, and holidays.
Qualified Candidates will possess the following:
-Enjoy physically demanding work environment.
-Hard working mentality.
-Strict attention to detail and a love of cleanliness.
-Strong knowledge of the brewing process.
-Ability to understand and follow SOPs.
-Working to high quality standards without direct supervision.
-Ability to lift 55 lbs to shoulder height repeatedly.
-Ability to maneuver beer kegs (165 lbs).
Ideal Candidates will possess
-Previous experience in brewing/cellar of a least one year.
-Knowledge of Meheen bottling lines.
-Basic knowledge of carbonation/fluid dynamics.
-Working knowledge of malt and hops.
-Hourly compensation and benefits
-Paid holidays/vacation (after 90 days employment).
-Monthly beer stipend.
-Employee discounts on beer and merchandise.
-Retirement benefits after one year.
Please send all resumes to Laurie@islandbrewingcompany.com