Staff Brewer

WeldWerks Brewing Co.

Greeley, CO, USA

Full time

$19.25-20.75 (hourly)

Nov 18

Job Title: Staff Brewer

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Reports To: Lead Brewer

Pay Range: $19.25 - $20.75/hour

General Summary:

WeldWerks Brewing is a fast growing, locally owned and operated craft brewery in historic downtown Greeley, Colorado. We execute our unique and original product line with the highest quality ingredients, a state-of-the-art brewing system, and the newest brewing practices. Core to our ethos is delivering a high quality and consistent product, superior customer service, and putting a huge amount of love and trust in our co-workers.

As a key part of our business, our production team are responsible for working with the head and lead brewers to assist in designing and executing a substantial amount of unique beers across a multitude of styles; as well as producing recurring styles with consistency. They must be able to meticulously follow sanitary and manufacturing practices and procedures as well as have a strong working knowledge of all production equipment. 

As our Staff Brewer, you will be responsible for: 

Performing all duties related to wort production and green beer cellaring:

  • Wort production from milling to knock out
  • Tank CIPs and SIPs
  • Fermentation management
  • Dry hopping, fruit/adjunct additions
  • Operation of filter, centrifuge, and flash pasteurizer
  • Transferring finished beer to brite tanks

Executing on all procedures with attention to detail:

  • Maintain batch documentation and record keeping (Ekos, cellar travelers, etc.)
  • Raw material receiving and inventory management
  • Assist with barrel-related processes as needed
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary workspace
  • Provide training for others based on areas of expertise

Thinking critically:

  • Develop a strong understanding of brewing equipment and be able to operate, troubleshoot and maintain
  • Assist with creation of new SOPs and improve on existing SOPs
  • Follow all company safety and quality procedures 
  • Perform in-process and post-packaging sensory evaluation and participate in sensory panels as needed

Details about our ideal candidate: 

Skill and Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of and a passion for craft beer and the brewing industry
  • Strong understanding of maintenance needs of production equipment 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional brewing or similar manufacturing experience preferred

Personal Competencies: 

  • Remain calm under pressure or when dealing with unexpected production delays or changes
  • Be a strong and trusting team player
  • Maintain relationships with coworkers, vendors and other breweries
  • Strong work ethic and can do attitude

Supervision:

  • Duties are given in the form of broad goals or areas of responsibility, the employee must be able to use independent action in setting objectives and deciding how to proceed and to stay busy through slow periods 

Hours, Travel, and Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be 21 years old 
  • Night and weekend availability is required
  • Work in a standing position for long periods of time
  • Must be able to request time off two weeks in advance
  • Work in a standing position for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in heat, and cold and wet conditions
  • Physically able and willing to drive a forklift with training
  • Must be able to work from elevated surfaces

Benefits: 

  • Health insurance - 100% paid employee coverage and 50% premium coverage for coverage with dependent
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • PTO (1 hour gained per 16.25 worked)
  • 48 hours sick leave per calendar year
  • Time and half pay for holiday shifts
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity and Bereavements leaves 
  • $150 WeldWerks gift card issues 2x per year
  • 50% off to go beer, 25% off merch, free draft beer and a free bottle of most high end bottle releases

WeldWerks is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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