Weyerbacher Brewing Company is seeking a Lead Brewer

Weyerbacher Brewing Company is a growing small brewery specializing in making inventive, flavorful beers. Production is expected to top 15K barrels in 2012, an increase of over 50%, and we are looking to add the right person to help us grow efficiently while maintaining a positive and fulfilling work environment for all. We are based in Easton, PA which is located approximately 90 minutes from both NYC and Philly.
Summary of Lead Brewer Position

The Lead Brewer will act as both a leader and member of the brewing team while reporting directly to the Head Brewer. The lead brewer will assist in the consistent and efficient production of all Weyerbacher beers by overseeing day-to-day brewhouse operations, monitoring fermentations, exercising impeccable record keeping, and communicating with senior staff.

Job Requirements
3 years experience in a production brewery with a 1-2 years in a supervisory position.
Degree in Fermentation Science or completion of brewing-science program
Flexible work schedule: day, night and weekend shifts, on-call problem solving
Strong communication, planning and organizational skills

Duties and Responsibilities
Direct and perform wort production of 20+ styles of beer including 7 year-round styles to proper specification including but not limited to grist-preparation, mashing, graining out, and casting.
Communicate efficiently with all brewery staff and management
Oversee brewhouse cleanliness and organization
Maintain paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
Manage shift schedules for brewing staff
Direct yeast management
Monitor and maintain brewhouse equipment
Perform quality control and quality assurance testing
Actively find improvements for the beer and our processes
Assist brewing team in advancing barrel program
Adhere to Safe Practices
Must be willing to pitch in on tasks outside your key responsibilities

Abilities and Skills
Must be able to lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally
Must be able to stand for 8-10 hours per day
Must be punctual
Must be able to use and understand various lab instrumentation
Must be competent with MS Office
Must have excellent time management
Must be able to operate a forklift
Must be able to enjoy making great beer

Weyerbacher Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary will be based on education and experience. Weyerbacher offers subsidized health insurance for employees along with vision and dental benefits. Weyerbacher also offers a retirement plan with matching funds, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

Please note that this job description is not definitive and may be modified to reflect changing needs.

Serious candidates should send resume to Chris Wilson at chris.wilson@weyerbacher.com.
No phone calls please!

Chris Wilson, Head Brewer
Weyerbacher Brewing Company
www.weyerbacher.com