Head Brewer

Fullsteam Brewery

Durham, NC, USA

Full time

Sep 10

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Division/Department: Production

Reports to: Director of Finance and Brewery Operations

Pay: $50,000 - $55,000+ / year, depending on experience

Fullsteam’s Core Values

1. Think like an Optimist.

2. Seek Truth and Beauty.

3. Speak with Quiet Confidence.

4. Listen with Empathy.

5. Be Present, Productive, and Fun.

These values aren’t just talking points: they permeate and inform our culture, our hiring, and our decision-making.

The Job


• Formulate and maintain all recipes.

• Collaborate with Visionary to bring to life ideas and concepts as they are brought forward during the creative planning process.

• Write and manage production SOPs, ensuring relevancy and accuracy.

• Manage grain, hop, and chemical inventory. Order as necessary, ensuring adequate supply and no periods of dearth.

• Monitor and manage hop contracts.

• Set, monitor, and adjust temps on fermentation tanks to achieve optimal fermentation.

• Lead the creation and processing of wort/beer in Ekos.

• Coordinate spent grain disposal.

• Maintain and execute the brewery's barrel program.

• Ensure all production areas, inside and outside the brewery, are clean, safe, and OSHA compliant.

• Oversee the maintenance of all brewing and associated equipment.

• Manage and direct the Brewing Associate team – oversee task completion and ensure appropriate training and execution on all assigned responsibilities.

• Work closely with the Packaging Manager to create a Team Environment.

• Constantly be aware of areas in need of assistance within production operations and maintain a steady willingness to help as needed.

• Focus on QC/QA to ensure consistent products that meet all release requirements.


• Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers including but not limited to those of yeast, laboratory materials, grain, and packaging materials.

• Interview/hire/train new staff members.

• Lead production meetings.

• Set yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily production schedules.

• Maintain and prepare all yearly inspections with regulatory authorities.

• Manage safety trainings and implementation.

• Maintain brewery and production records on all relevant and appropriate platforms.

• Manage preventative maintenance schedules for all production equipment.

• Function as the key decision-maker for production-side questions of quality, schedule, and product.


• Availability between the hours of 7 am until 7 pm as needed, with on-site availability between 10 am and 4 pm. Shifts will range from 8 to 10 hours at a time.

• Ability to stand for long periods of time.

• At least 21 years old.

• The ability to lift and move 55 lbs. independently, and 165 lbs. with assistance.

• Ability to work in temperatures ranging from 30”- 110” F.

• Ability to (once trained and/or certified) operate forklift, hand truck, pallet jack, and other warehouse equipment.

• Three to five+ years professional brewing experience in a production brewery in the role of assistant/lead brewer or higher.

• Previous experience with an onsite canning line required. Experience with a Wild Goose is a huge plus!

• Attention to detail. It’s a safety requirement, a teamwork requirement, and a quality control requirement.

• Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.

• Desire to continually learn about and make great Southern beer, with a passion or interest in local and seasonal ingredients.

• Constant display of a willingness to learn duties as they arise in correlation to growth and expansion.

• An intrinsic interest and curiosity about the brewing process, a desire to continue to grow and advance within brewing operations.

• An understanding the things can change quickly. The most important attribute for this position is flexibility, followed closely by quick learning.

• Experience with Ekos and Google Suite preferred

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