Brewery Operations Assistant

Aeronaut Brewing Co.

Everett, MA, USA

Full time

Sep 22

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About AERONAUT

AERONAUT is a craft brewery and taproom, founded in Somerville, MA. We brew a wide variety of innovative and scientifically driven craft beers, from traditional lagers to hazy IPAs and barrel-aged sours. Our goal is to share the excitement and enjoyment of adventurous, inspired beer with our community. We recently expanded to a second location in Everett, MA, The AERONAUT CANNERY, where we have increased production capacity and opened a second taproom. We are an actively growing business with a team of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals. 

Job Description

Aeronaut Brewing Company is seeking a passionate, hard-working individual to join our stellar production team at our brewery in Everett, MA. In this role, you will be a core contributor to our tight-knit brewteam at our primary production facility. As a Brewery Operations Assistant, you will be responsible for shepherding beer throughout its maturation process - from the initial stages of fermentation through the final quality checks post-packaging. These operations can only be achieved through teamwork, so this position requires clear communication, open-mindedness, and flexibility.  We want to train the next generation of brewing professionals, and are willing to invest resources in the right job candidate. While prior production experience is not required for this position, this candidate must work hard, ask questions, be willing to fail in the learning process, and be committed to producing a high-quality product in a collaborative environment. In exchange, we will provide the Brewery Operations Assistant with a strong conceptual and practical foundation in sanitary cleaning, quality control, beer chemistry/fermentation, cellaring techniques, and general troubleshooting skills. We will also provide the opportunity for brewhouse training if the candidate performs favorably in this position. This position is full-time (40 hours/week), located primarily at our facility in Everett, MA, and will report to the Brewery Operations Director. Work shifts are 8 hours, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend hours required. This position may be assigned to production shifts at our Somerville, MA location as well.

With training, the Brewery Operations Assistant will be expected to independently perform the following tasks:

  • Daily cellaring operations, including gravity/pH checks, tank dumping, dry hopping, etc
  • Yeast management operations, including pitching, cropping, and cell counting
  • Beer transfers, carbonation, and tank cleaning operations
  • All packaging operations, including cleaning/filling kegs and operating our in-house canning line
  • Careful cellar quality control and sensory analysis on all beer brands in production
  • Routine mechanical upkeep and maintenance of production equipment
  • Other production tasks as needed for brewteam functioning (i.e. grain loading, warehouse organization, etc)
  • Proactive general upkeep and cleaning in the brewery space
  • Meticulous documentation using brew logs, brewery software, and SOPs
  • Effective written communication with the team and participate in team meetings
  • Strict adherence to our safety, quality, and sanitation standards

Qualifications

  • One or more years experience as a cellar operator in a production brewery environment; OR a professional brewing, food science, or natural science degree with some brewing/beer production experience.
  • A passion for craft beer, high-quality food/beverage production, and community-driven products
  • A curious mindset with an interest in self-education and professional development.
  • Excellent multitasking skills, with particular attention to details and time management.
  • Ability to work well on a diverse team with a range of skill sets, communication styles, and backgrounds.

In addition to the above professional qualifications, this position requires the following physical qualifications due to work conditions:

  • Able to lift 55 lbs to waist height unaided and 150 lbs with keg jockey assistance.
  • Capable of standing/walking for the majority of an 8-hr shift. Kneeling, crouching, bending, reaching in uncomfortable positions and for extended periods of time.
  • Comfortable working in a noisy, industrial environment in the presence of wetness, liquids at extreme hot and/or cold temperatures, and potentially dangerous chemicals (e.g. strong caustics and acids).

BENEFITS

  • Health, dental and vision insurance options
  • Growth Potential and Career Advancement
  • Paid vacation, sick time and holidays
  • Beer benefits

As an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the craft beer industry, we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and we particularly encourage applicants from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the craft beer industry.

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