Brewer

Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Ashburn, VA, USA

Full time

Aug 28

Lost Rhino Brewing in Northern Virginia is searching for the right team member to fill a Production Brewer spot. This is an All Inclusive position drawing upon multiple skills and traits. LRBC has been brewing Award winning brews from very stylistic Lagers to off the wall IPA’s as well as Sour and Barrel series releases. Be part of one of the most seasoned breweries in the area producing consistent product for many years as well as future expansion on the near horizon.

VALUES

  • Attention to Detail
  • Pride in workmanship – Own it.
  • Do your best, and next time do it better
  • Make a Mistake – Learn from it and Never do it again
  • Self motivation and work as a team member under the direction of Head Brewer
  • Maintain the highest standard of brewery cleanliness.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brew House Operations – all responsibilities of wort production (including milling, mashing, boiling, grain-out, brewing house vessel clean-in-place (CIP), and detailed record keeping in Ekos.
  • Cellar-related Operations – all responsibilities for fermentation and conditioning management, including fermenter/brite beer tank (BBT) CIP & sanitation, monitoring fermentation, dry-hopping, yeast management, transferring beers between tanks, monitoring conditioning and detailed record keeping.
  • Packaging Operations: Kegging, keg washing, canning.
  • Strict adherence to sanitation protocol of the brewing equipment, including cleaning and sanitizing, maintenance and troubleshooting any mechanical issues.
  • Execute proper sampling and analysis of product in accordance with recipe schedule, monitor vital fermentation critical control points including but not limited to target gravity, pH, temperatures and pressures.
  • Maintain a goal of continuous improvement in product and process.
  • Maintain all brewing equipment in good working order.
  • Act as a leader, policy maker and implementer, and as a professional.
  • Communicate with all employees, guests, supervisors, and vendors in a respectful, timely, and professional manner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • 2+ years as a commercial brewer
  • Industry education preferred (not required)
  • Experience in Ekos Brewery Management Software
  • Proven brewery knowledge including chemistry & biology
  • Strong Problem Solving skills and mechanical & electrical troubleshooting skills
  • Self-motivation as well as ability to work efficiently as part of team
  • Adherence to workplace safety procedures and ability to work in confined spaces and strong knowledge of brewery hazards
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, specifically with Microsoft Word and Excel & Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar and the ability to effectively use scheduling and budget systems
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and apply appropriate judgment in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to motivate employees to work as a team to ensure production goals are met.
  • Ability to effectively respond to feedback from peers, employees and management
  • Ability to consistently maintain professionalism, collaboration, and self-motivation
  • Full time flexible hours are mandatory (able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Duties are performed in both indoor and outdoor settings, with events often taking place in the elements in all four seasons
  • Occasionally exposed to wet, cold and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • Forklift experience suggested

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance and maneuver 170 pounds safely with proper body mechanics
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and reach with hands and arms, stoop, crouch, bend, twist.
  • Ability to work near moving mechanical parts safely
  • Ability to work in conditions that are wet, humid, hot, cold, loud, and with risk of electrical shock
  • Safely handle caustic and acidic chemicals and sanitizers and know proper time, temperature, and application.
  • Move large quantities of food products with carts, dollies, hand trucks, and other moving equipment
  • Ladder climbing, bending, twisting, reaching, pushing, pulling, and performing repetitive motions

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive Rates DOE
  • Health Insurance Availability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Work meals provided and E Beer as well

PLEASE SEND RESUME/CV to Mike

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