Head Brewer

Austin Street Brewery

Portland, ME, USA

Full time

Aug 23

We are hiring! Austin Street Brewery is ready to add a hard-working, dedicated employee to our team. We are seeking a motivated and forward-thinking Head Brewer to plan and execute the brewing process (raw materials to packaging); develop new and existing products; manage staff, maintain equipment and enforce safety and quality standards. We are excited to discuss this opportunity with you!

Austin Street launched in 2014 and quickly became a staple in the Maine craft beer scene and beyond. Still led by its founders, Will Fisher and Jake Austin, their involvement in the day-to-day has maintained a small business feel while driving exciting growth. Will and Jake’s shared passion for craft beer has kept the Brewery focused on high quality products that have given it a leading reputation in the market and a mindset of “craft above all else.” 

Early on, Will and Jake realized the importance of having the right people in the right seats and have used this mantra in the Brewery’s hiring process. It was clear to the duo that if you start with great people, great beer will follow. As the brewery has grown, so has its benefit package: ample personal and vacation time, competitive compensation, and free employee health insurance. We strive to give our staff the balance everyone hears about, yet rarely experiences. We also rely heavily on our Core Values and insist our team does the same: Selfless, Hospitable, and Brand Warrior are the paramount of our hiring process.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Coordinating and executing the production schedule
  • Controlling the flow of raw materials (ordering/inventory/waste)
  • Overseeing production and packaging to ensure standard operating procedures are properly executed
  • Developing new products and methods to maximize yield while maintaining quality and consistency
  • Researching ingredients, packaging materials, processes, and equipment to improve upon existing products as well as reduce cost of goods sold
  • Filling in during absence of production team member (brewing, cellaring, packaging)

Experience:

  • Direct brewing and recipe development
  • Brewing process management (grain to glass)
  • Leadership and management of people

Schedule

This is a full-time position that requires the ability to work Monday-Friday with occasional weekend availability.

Benefits

Paid personal time, paid vacation time, paid holidays, paid parental leave, competitive compensation, and free employee healthcare. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to stand for long periods of time, frequently lift and/or move cases of beer up to 30 pounds, sacks of grain up to 50 pounds, and kegs of beer up to 165 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The employee will be spending a majority of their time in a brewery or warehouse setting. These environments can be loud, hot or cold, and wet.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Austin Street Brewery provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  

Other

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and be willing to sample alcoholic beverages. Candidates must possess reliable transportation and be willing to travel to and from work.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and your resume (resumes without cover letters will not be considered). We ask that you do not hand deliver or mail resumes as they will not be considered. 

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