Brewer Trainee

Three Notch'd Brewing Company

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Full time

$12-12 (hourly)

Oct 19

This job is no longer accepting applications.

Direct Report: Lead Brewer and Brewmaster

Job Summary:

The Brewer Trainee is based at our main production facility. This individual will have an opportunity to work in the brewery and gain practical hands-on experience while learning the technical side of brewing. The Brewer Trainee is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and have strong attention to detail.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

•    Learn brewing techniques from the brew team.

•    Develop a strong working knowledge of essential safety procedures within the brewery.

•    Attain strong comprehension of the brewing process, from raw materials to packaging to testing final product.

•    Gain an understanding of the techniques that can be used to improve brewery productivity and efficiency.

•    To check the quality of samples, temperate of water, and to make adjustments to the brewing process.

•    To accurately record data relating to the production processes.

•    Help with a variety of tasks in the brewery, cellar and packaging departments

•    Learn all Three Notch’d internal quality standards.

•    Follow all safety procedures.

•    Other duties as assigned.


This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

•    A passion for brewing beer

•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

•    A strong understanding of the science relating to the brewing industry (chemistry, physics)

•    The ability to apply scientific principles to the beer-making process

•    Strong communication skills

•    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team

•    A good working knowledge of technological development within the brewing industry

•    Strong attention to detail and record keeping ability

•    Analytical and decision-making skills

•    High school diploma.

•    Must be 21-years of age.

•    Flexible availability.

•    We have recently moved to a 6-day, 24 hour brewing cycle. Shifts rotate every two weeks and pay differential is offered for later shifts. 

Desired Qualifications:

•    Some homebrewing experience

•    Experience working in laboratories

•    Experience working in a production facility

Work Environment:

•    Ability to work in extreme cold, extreme heat, temperature changes.

•    Industrial noises.

•    Occasional exposure to wet conditions.

Equipment Used: 

•    Stainless steel, 2-vessel 20bbl system manufactured by Metalcraft Fabrications, Portland OR

•    Malt Silo, Grist Mill, Grist Hopper, 60bbl Hot Liquor Tank, Mashtun, Kettle, various centrifugal pumps, and whirlpool.

•    Pallet jacks, manual and electric.

•    Electric lift.

Travel Requirements:

Little or No Travel (<10%)

Lifting Requirements:

Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk, talk, hear, use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel, push, pull, reach, crouch, kneel, crawl or bend, and perform repetitive motions of the hands and/or wrists.

High mental and visual attention required for planning difficult work methods and sequences to obtain size, shape, or physical qualities of product. AND/OR Extremely close visual attention such as making delicate adjustments to control high speed operations to exercise very precise muscular control.

Three Notch’d Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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