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  • Seeking Head Brewer for Brewpub in Lehigh Valley, PA

    Fegley’s Brew Works is looking for a talented and experienced brewer to take the lead role as Head Brewer at our Allentown, PA brewery. Brewer will work with a 15BBL on-site system as well as coordination with larger, contracted production at another location.

    We work on a 15BBL custom brewhouse and cellar with 4,000+ barrel capacity. Our cellar consists of 18 vessels (10 fermenters and 8 brite-tanks), with a barrel-aging program in our warehouse. We are looking for someone with experience and unwavering commitment to quality and continuous improvement. This position requires the flexibility to assist where needed and will provide many growth opportunities. Mechanical experience and aptitude or laboratory experience are very strong pluses.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Wort production on 15BBL brewhouse
    • Fermentation and bright beer management
    • Yeast handling and management
    • Basic Quality-Assurance and Quality-Control
    • Packaging of kegs and sixtels
    • Running a bottling line or canning line
    • Barrel filling, emptying, tasting and blending
    • Maintain accurate production records
    • Product conceptualization and recipe development
    • Budgeting and cost controlling
    • Management and inventory of raw materials, brewery supplies, and finished goods
    • Forecasting and management of all production, cellaring, and packaging schedules
    • Development and maintenance of brewery SOPs
    • Participating with brewery staff in all production processes
    • Leading, coaching, training, and assisting all production staff
    • Maintaining safety compliance requirements
    • Equipment and facility maintenance and upkeep
    • Continuous improvement of brewery operations
    • Researching and implementing industry trends and compliance initiatives
    Physical Requirements
    • Lift 55lbs and move up to 165lbs
    • Bend, lift, reach, and stand on your feet for 8-10 hours
    • Safely work with chemicals and hazardous materials
    • Work in both hot and cold environments
    Qualifications
    • Preferred 5+ years experience in brewpub/production brewing/cellar work
    • Strong leadership abilities
    • Ability to efficiently multi-task
    • Effective time management skills
    • Ability to work flexible shifts, including extended hours and overtime as needed
    • Must be 21-years of age
    • Must possess a valid drivers license
    Helpful Skills
    • Welding, plumbing, or commercial electrical knowledge
    • Forklift certification
    Benefits
    • Full healthcare benefits
    • Paid vacation
    • Opportunity to work in a collaborative environment
    All interested candidates please email resumes and cover letters to employment@thebrewworks.com
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