Brewer

Upper Hand Brewery

Escanaba, MI, USA

Full time

Jul 31

JOB TITLE: Brewer 

LOCATION: Upper Hand Brewery

REPORTS TO: Shift Lead- Brewing

FLSA POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Hourly Non-Exempt 

SHIFT: 1st Shift Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM

Pay Rate Starting at $20/hour

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for completing all of the day-to-day activities necessary to make high quality beer.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

• Adheres to and advances the “Safety Always” culture of Upper Hand and Bell’s Brewery, Inc.

• Embraces how diversity and eccentricities make Upper Hand and Bell’s a better company. Operates in a spirit of open and honest cooperation while valuing the inherent self-worth & dignity of every employee.

• Directly responsible for maintaining Upper Hand's quality standards in all areas of Brewing.

• Maintain a sanitary and micro-biologically stable work environment through CIP (Clean in Place) procedures and solid general housekeeping practices in collaboration with assistant brewers.

• Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Brewhouse operation.

• Yeast handling, including laboratory cell counts, pitching, and cropping yeast.

• Monitor fermentations including routine analysis of in-process beer.

• Centrifuge/filter operation.

• Setup and tear-down of hard and soft piping assemblies.

• Carbonate beer and prepare for it for Packaging customers.

• Continual lifting, dragging, carrying, and manipulating of hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs, requiring standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout the duration of shift.

• Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment and infrastructure in collaboration with assistant brewers and maintenance staff.

• Aid in the professional development of assistant brewers.


Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

MANAGERIAL/LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

• None

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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. 

MATERIALS/MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:

• Computer and other process automation systems.

• Brewing raw materials; including water, hops, malt, and yeast.

• Cleaning and Sanitizing Chemicals

• Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment

• Fork lift/aerial lift truck.

IMPORTANT SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Positive outlook and attitude.

• Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards.

• Attention to detail.

• Strong mechanical aptitude.

• Ability to manage multiple processes at one time.

• Self-motivated with good time management skills.

• Ability to coordinate with other departments according to schedule.

• Ability to work in a diverse team environment.

• Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery.

• Work off shifts including weekends and holidays.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:

• An accredited Brewing Certification or related science degree.

• >2 years’ experience in a production brewery.

• Demonstrated understanding of the brewing process.

• Outstanding communication and problem solving skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 and climb.

• Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.

• Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 lbs. 

• Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.

• Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

• Must be able to participate in critical assessment of beers. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

• The work environment is usually that of a brewery.

• The employee regularly works with hazardous materials.

• The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.

• The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, and steam.

• The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment.

Upper Hand Brewery is an equal opportunity employer. At Upper Hand we believe diversity and eccentricities make us a better company. Across every department and at every level, Bell’s Brewery is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion because it's who we are. We value and recognize the inherit self-worth and dignity of every employee and strive to uphold a work environment that allows every employee to thrive as their full selves.

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