Brewer/Cellar/Forklift Operator

Mass Bay Brewing Company

Windsor, VT, USA

Full time

Aug 9

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Mass. Bay Brewing Company (MBBC), the parent company of Harpoon, UFO, Clown Shoes, Arctic Chill, Catamount, and City Roots, is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our Vermont Production team. The Brewer/Cellar/Forklift Operator will be responsible for many of the day-to-day activities necessary to make high-quality beer.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Cellar Operations

  • Start-up and shut-down of facility processes
  • CIP, CUP, and sanitizing of fermenters and BB tanks, lines, and yeast brinks
  • Performing gravity reads and dry hopping of fermenters; accurate documentation
  • Yeast cell counts and pitching
  • Racking kegs
  • Daily operation of filtration equipment and procedures
  • Cleaning and sanitizing filtration equipment and lines
  • Preparing cellar systems for daily start-up

Brewhouse Operations

  • Responsible for all aspects of wort production and related processes
  • Start-up and shut-down of facility processes
  • Milling and hop/antifoam/spice additions
  • Obtaining samples needed for the lab
  • Maintaining turbidity, CO2, and O2 levels within product specifications
  • Performing dilution and flavor checks
  • Maintaining brewhouse vessels in tour-worthy condition

Forklift Duties

  • Handling and disposition of materials and tracking warehouse inventory
  • Loading and unloading materials from trailers
  • Moving pallets or materials on pallets/crates around the facility
  • Stacking pallets or materials in the correct manner and following inventory control instructions
  • Checking to ensure loads are secure
  • Building pallets when necessary
  • Basic understanding of forklift functionality
  • Ability to load bay and maneuver in/out of cooler/warehouse
  • Ability to load can line with raw material and unload full goods from line


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in brewing/manufacturing
  • Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts is key – shifts vary
  • Proper use of PPE
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail is required for this role
  • Forklift certification a plus


  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. at shoulder height
  • Prolonged standing
  • Ability to work over, under, and around potentially dangerous/moving machinery in small spaces
  • Ability to withstand various temperatures and weather conditions
  • Comfortability working at heights and using stairs repeatedly


Opportunity to be an integral part of a professional production team working in a fast-paced and challenging setting. MBBC offers some great perks including potential for growth & development, great co-workers, a friendly environment (pet-friendly as well!), an all-expense-paid culture trip, participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), participation in our unique Wellness Program, and, of course, amazing beer benefits!

POSITION: Brewer/Cellar/Forklift Operator


FLSA: Full-Time, Non-Exempt


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