Assistant Brewer

Bow & Arrow Brewing Company

Albuquerque, NM, USA

Full time

Sep 1

Bow & Arrow Brewing Company is currently seeking an Assistant Brewer to join our team. This position is responsible for performing a wide range of brewing, cellaring, general cleaning and organizing tasks. The Brewer position requires a great deal of flexibility and training in every aspect of brewing, cellaring and packaging. The right candidates will have 2+ years of production brewing experience and a strong interest in developing their brewing and cellaring skills. Assistant Brewer reports directly to Head Brewer.

Essential Duties (Brewing):

  • Learn, understand and execute brewing operations according to standard operating procedures
  • Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to brewing operations
  • Keep and maintain detailed brewing records
  • CIP brewhouse and ancillary equipment
  • Train new brewing personnel in accordance with standard operating procedures and best practices
  • Keep and maintain raw material records for hops, malt, yeast, and other brewing ingredients

Essential Duties (Cellar):

  • Monitor fermentation by reading and logging gravities, pH, and temperature of beer daily
  • Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to cellar operations
  • CIP fermenters and brite tanks
  • Maintain and evaluate cleanliness and functionality of all gaskets, valves and tank fittings
  • Aseptically transfer beer to brite tanks and aseptically transfer yeast to fermenters
  • Perform assessment of fermenting beer for appropriate processing, including but not limited to dry hopping, adjuncting, crashing tanks and removing yeast
  • Assist in barrel blending, cleaning, and monitoring
  • Maintain a sanitary environment, which includes but not limited to cleaning floors, walls, tanks, and other brewing equipment
  • Train new personnel in proper equipment operation

Essential Duties (Packaging):

  • Learn, understand and execute packaging operations according to standard operating procedures
  • Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to packaging operations
  • CIP packaging equipment and participate in maintenance to ensure continued functionality
  • Train new personnel in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Maintain thresholds set to insure product stability and quality

Ancillary Responsibilities:

  • Operate a forklift (will train)
  • Enthusiastically attend brewery related events and represent brewery appropriately
  • Conduct occasional tours and interact with general public
  • Assist in staff sensory training
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • 2+ years of production brewing experience with demonstrated understanding of the brewing process and equipment involved
  • Basic lab skills such as yeast cell counting with understanding of QA and QC tests and best practices preferred
  • Formal Brewing education a plus but not required
  • Attention to detail and safety
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Be self-motivated
  • To be punctual and responsive.
  • Possess mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently without loss of attention to quality
  • Flexible schedule both hours of availability and days of week
  • Must be able to repeatedly stretch, kneel, bend, twist, push, pull, stand, walk for duration of the shift, lift 55+ pounds
  • Work in hot, cold, wet, humid, and sometimes moderately loud environments
  • Must have own vehicle, valid Driver's License, current insurance coverage and clean driving record.

Environmental Conditions:

While performing the duties of this position, the worker is exposed to inside environmental conditions, extreme heat, potential for physical injury, exposure to hot fluids, pressurized vessels and transfer lines, strong odors, chemicals, and moving machinery. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud most of the time.

If you meet the above criteria, email your letter of interest and resume with Subject: Assistant Brewer.

Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with Bow & Arrow is on an at-will basis. Company reserves the right to modify compensation, responsibilities and benefits from time to time as it deems necessary or appropriate.

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