As a brewer assistant you will work directly with our head brewer during all aspects of the brewing process. In addition, the assistant brewer is responsible for pre- and post cleaning and sanitation of all transfer lines and vessels. The assistant brewer also is responsible for cellar tasks including, but not limited to, yeast pitching, filtration, beer transfers, tank CIPs, various fermentation additions, maintenance of parts and hoses, and the filling of casks and firkins. Our brewer assistant works 8-12-hour shifts. The brewer assistant is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and contribute within a teamwork environment. Once eligible for growth, this position may evolve into a Senior Brewer status, rewarding proficiency.
Daily Duties, Functions, Responsibilities
- Work closely with brewing team to achieve desired quality and production targets;
- Complete assigned tasks in accordance with company standard operating procedures and guidelines (SOP/SOG).
- Follow all safety procedures.
- Keep accurate inventory and quality management of raw materials and chemicals.
- Periodic handling of hazardous chemicals.
- Keep accurate daily production records per company and Federal Requirements.
- Continually maintain all beer production areas including equipment – (mill room, brewhouse, fermentation, and filtration, spent grain area, bulk grain and grain storage area, as well as all walkways and driveways around or leading too brewhouse and cellar).
- Assist maintenance technicians with equipment maintenance and repairs.
- Follow daily and weekly cleaning schedules to maintain a clean working environment.
- Attend production meetings and contribute to product improvement.
- Operate and monitor electronic and computerized brew systems.
- Represent Vintage Brewing Company at beer festivals.
- Other duties as assigned.
Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts
- Involves frequent walking, lifting, and carrying objects weighing 50lbs routinely, occasional lifting of 100-150lbs.
- Frequent use of latches, hand tools, clamps, hoses, etc., requiring manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Exposes employee to potentially minor injuries.
- Regular contact with production employees and management, as well as periodic, but consistent, customer interaction.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- General knowledge of practices, methods, tools, and equipment used in production and pub-style brewing.
- General knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with work.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Education and Experience
- Minimum of two years of brewing experience as brewer assistant is preferred.
- High school diploma.
- Must be 21-years of age.