About Drummond Brewing: Drummond has been brewing now for almost 3 years, and will surpass 10,000 HL this year. We are a production Brewery with a Cask canning line, and we also have a small taproom. Drummond is located in Red Deer, Alberta. It is within an hour and a half drive of Calgary and Edmonton. Banff is about 2 and a half hours away. Red deer has a population of over 90,000 people.

DESCRIPTION: HEAD BREWER

The brewer operates the brew house, cellar, and filter equipment to execute a weekly brewing schedule. Performs certain Quality Control tests on the product at various stages of brewing and has direct, hands-on responsibility for producing quality craft beers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Operate two-vessel 60HL brew house, including milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, hop additions, whirlpool, and wort cooling.
• Brew exceptional beer.
• Perform designated QC and QA checks at various stages of brewing process.(Basic laboratory testing)
•Collect and examine product samples during production to test them for quality, color, content, consistency, viscosity, acidity, or specific gravity.
• Set temperature, pressure, and time controls; fermentation temperatures set for incoming brews.
• Clean, wash, and sterilize equipment using water hoses, cleaning or sterilizing solutions, or rinses.
• Maintain daily brewing materials and bulk grain inventory.
• Yeast collection, acid washing, and pitching.
• Maintain clean, safe, and orderly work areas in cellar and brew house.
• Taste and sign beer for release, based on qualitative and quantitative analysis.
• Basic light mechanical repairs to brewing equipment when necessary.
• Periodic weekend work, including monitoring fermentation and determining when to crash cool products at end fermentation, yeast collection, beer transfers.
• Taste packaged product at intervals to ensure product consistency and stability.
• Work effectively with others to meet production needs.
• Keep all working areas clean and organized.
• Receive bulk grain deliveries.
• Other duties and projects as assigned.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES/EDUCATION

SKILLS
• Advanced knowledge of brewing science
• Knowledge of safe chemical handling
• Knowledge of safe work operations, safety policies and procedures
• Able to drive a forklift
• Organizational skills
• Time management skills
• Communication skills (written and verbal).
• PC proficiency
• Mechanical aptitude

COMPETENCIES
• Able to read and understand information to execute formulas and follow recipes.
• Able to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
• Flexible to changing priorities
• Flexible to working a rotating schedule as business needs dictate
• Able to prioritize multiple demands
• Able to work well under pressure and stress
• Able to maintain confidentiality of recipes, processes, procedures, and other internal information
• Able to troubleshoot and solve problems related to product and/or equipment
• Able to wear necessary personal protective equipment.
• Able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Able to work in a team environment.
• Able to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
• Able to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
• High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate). Some college with math, science, chemistry courses or brewing specific course work preferred.
• Experience in brewing and fermentation and/or quality control experience preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

• Able to stand for long periods of time (up to 8-12 hours per day).
• Able to frequently lift heavy materials (minimum 55 lb. boxes shoulder high up to 50 times daily).
• Able to frequently climb ladders. Ladder climbing over 20 feet. Able to perform job while standing on a ladder
• Able to work in wet, tight or cramped spaces
• Able to work in an environment with high noise levels
• Able to work with hazardous chemicals

TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter to drummondbeer@gmail.com, or fax to 1-866-391-4635 Please title your email “Brewer Resume”. Include your salary expectations in your cover letter or email. This is an hourly position that comes with full benefits after 6 months including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability insurance, life insurance, and free beer. Accommodations will be arranged along with a company vehicle. Must be able to legally work in Canada.