Job Posting: Assistant Brewer

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Job Summary:

A Brewer at Petrichor Brewing deals with many brewing, packaging, cleaning and maintenance duties at the brewery and otherwise provides support to the brewhouse and cellar as directed. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, brewing and packaging beer, running tests on products in progress, following cleaning and maintenance schedule and procedures, cleaning all equipment and packaging, following our inventory management practices, and working with other members of the team to ensure all beer that leaves the facility is of the highest quality and that the brewery is kept clean, functional, and up to Petrichor Brewing’s standards at all times.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities: (Additional Duties May Be Assigned)

  • Curate and manage beer and brew schedules and share with the Brew Master.

  • Brew and package beer according to brew schedule.

  • Milling, mashing, and lautering, wort boiling, cooling and transferring to fermenters, racking beer from Fermenter to Brite Beer tanks, and ensuring all brewing processes are recorded properly.

  • Curate and manage a CIP, passivation, and beer stone schedule for brewhouse, unitanks and bright tanks, heat-exchanger, kegs, taps, brewery floor & drain.

  • Keep Brewing Facility clean and functional at all times.

  • Follow Cleaning & Maintenance Schedules and consult COO about cleaning needs, and perform all required cleanings to the appropriate standard including tanks, Brewhouse, kegs and other packaging, packaging line and other equipment as directed.

  • Inventory counts of finished beer, grain, hops, and other raw materials inventory.

  • Follow inventory procedures for all raw materials, chemicals, beer, cooperage, small parts, packaging, supplies etc. and report deficiencies to the Chief Operating Officer.

  • Manage inventory and order stock when necessary from vendors. (All orders of more than $500 outside the norm of inventory management must be approved by the Chief Operating Officer.)

  • Monitor quality, temperature, pressure, gravities, DO, and carbonation of beers in tanks, in packages, and at the Tap Room on a daily basis.

  • Participate in beer tasting panels with the Executive Management Team and Management Team.

  • Work with Chief Operating Officer to keep an improvement log on all issues as they develop.

  • Represent Petrichor Brewing at various events, festivals and promotions (including local, state, and regional events).

  • Promote good public relations and handle complaints and concerns.

  • Follow all brewery and Petrichor Brewing policies and procedures and follow current developments in local, state, and federal laws applicable to the service of alcohol, safe food handling, health standards etc.

  • Label all kegs and other package products in accordance with federal and state law using appropriate keg collars, labels and date codes.

  • Monitor ordering of product and accurately package said orders for pickup in a timely fashion.

  • Complete all necessary paperwork accurately and on time, including inventories, daily work logs, TTB compliance sheets, and others as pertaining to the work of the brewery and licensing requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Brewer does not have any supervisory responsibilities, but may be asked to assist in the bar for serving/training purposes.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • A formal brewing education from an accredited brewing program (preferred).

  • College Degree in a related technical field (Science or Engineering) (preferred).

  • Experience in a Commercial Production Brewery (required).

  • Advanced knowledge of beer offerings (flavors, ingredients, etc.)

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule: days, nights and or weekends.

  • Must have own vehicle, valid Driver's License, current insurance coverage and clean driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills to interact with customers, vendors, and coworkers in a professional manner.

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures.

  • Possess the ability to multi-task and manage stressful circumstances associated with a fast-paced and evolving work environment.

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.

  • Ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

  • Good understanding of quality assurance / quality control and problem solving skills as well as to troubleshoot any beer related issues.

Machines, Equipment, and Software Used:

This position requires the regular use of a computer, printer, copier, telephone, scanner, calculator, cash register (at events,) keg washer, pallet dolly, centrifugal pumps, electrical heating equipment, digital and analog scales, grain mill, hydrometer, refractometer, various brewing and lab equipment that is subject to change over time and handling pressurized gases. Computer Software: Square, Beer Smith, Google Applications to include Docs, Slides, Mail, and Sheets.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk, talk, hear, use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel, push, pull, reach, crouch, kneel, crawl or bend, and perform repetitive motions of the hands and/or wrists.

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and be able to move kegs which weigh close to 165 pounds.

  • High mental and visual attention required for planning difficult work methods and sequences to obtain size, shape, or physical qualities of product. AND/OR Extremely close visual attention such as making delicate adjustments to control high speed operations to exercise very precise muscular control.

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.

Disclaimer:

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) occupying this position.

  • Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

  • The company reserves the right to add to or revise an employee's job duties at any time at its sole discretion.

Our Current Production Specs:

  • 5 BBL Brew House

  • 3x 5 BBL Fv

  • 1x 10 BBL Fv

  • 1x 10 BBL BBT

  • Oak Barrels

  • Off-site canning/distribution

We offer:

  • A competitive salary, $28,500 - $45,000 (BOE)

  • PTO

  • Advancement Opportunities

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