Ballast Point Brewing Company

San Diego, CA, USA

Full time

Jul 23

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We started out in 1996 as a small group of San Diego home brewers who simply wanted to make a better beer. In our exploration, we became obsessed with ingredients, tinkering, testing and tasting to find the perfect balance of taste and aroma. That adventurous spirit leads to award-winning beers in classic and unique styles while challenging our own tastes and expanding yours.

We're proud of our San Diego hometown, our employees, our beers, and our fans. We think of our employees as family, and you, our fans, as extended family. You'll see us use #BPPROUD as a badge of pride and a way to further connect with our beer loving community.

Position Summary

A Brewer is responsible for all aspects of the brewing process including brewing, fermentation, and some cellaring activities. This employee must be a hardworking, responsible, and self-motivated individual with a passion for craft beverages and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. The candidate should also be a sociable person who is comfortable occasionally representing the brewery in public. Natural leadership, integrity, loyalty, and a good sense of humor are all factors in who we hire. This individual will report to the Brewing Manager and will play a key role in driving the company's high-volume needs and quality expectations. They will uphold Ballast Point's Code of Conduct, Employee Handbook, Mission, and Values in every aspect of their duties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Wort production on our 150 and 300 BBL brewhouses
  • Operation of hotside GEA Westfalia GSC 200 centrifuge
  • Yeast handling and propagation management
  • Cellaring duties including fermentation management
  • CIP (clean-in-place) of brewhouse tanks and other equipment
  • Diligently track and assess key quality parameters, including pH, temperatures, wort clarity, gravity, and DO (dissolved oxygen)
  • Logging of all brewing related notes, including work with our Crafted ERP system
  • Following SOP (standard operating procedure) for all applicable tasks
  • Maintaining clean brewing practices in the brewhouse and cellar
  • Assisting with minor preventative maintenance on brewhouse equipment
  • Raw material management, including brew prep and operation of our conveyor/pneumatic offloading system

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years' experience in a commercial production brewery or high-volume brew pub
  • A strong passion for brewing beer, as well as the desire to push the boundaries of experimental brewing
  • Strong organizational habits, a self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • An advanced understanding of all aspects of brewing including cellaring, yeast handling, CIP, and sanitization
  • Flexibility in terms of hours and a willingness to work night shifts, weekends, and overtime
  • Computer literate with an understanding of Microsoft Office/spreadsheet programs
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of quality assurance (QA) methods and techniques, laboratory operations, and basic knowledge of chemistry and biology
  • Mechanical experience and aptitude
  • Forklift operation or certification

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl
  • Heavy physical work including climbing stairs, climbing into tanks, pulling 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 more than 50 lbs.

Ballast Point Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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