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    Gilgamesh Brewing Company is currently seeking a Brewer to join our team. This position is responsible for performing a wide range of brewing, cellaring, and general cleaning and organizing tasks. The Brewer position requires a great deal of flexibility and training in every aspect of brewing and cellaring. The right candidates will have 2+ years of production brewing experience and a strong interest in developing their brewing and cellaring skills.

    Essential Duties (Brewing):
    • Learn, understand and execute brewing operations according to standard operating procedures
    • Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to brewing operations
    • Keep and maintain detailed brewing records
    • CIP brewhouse and ancillary equipment
    • Train new brewing personnel in accordance with standard operating procedures and best practices
    • Keep and maintain raw material records for hops, malt, yeast, and other brewing ingredients

    Essential Duties (Cellar):
    • Monitor fermentation by reading and logging gravities, pH, yeast cell density, and temperature of beer daily
    • Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to cellar operations
    • CIP fermenters and brite tanks
    • Maintain and evaluate cleanliness and functionality of all gaskets, valves and tank fittings
    • Aseptically transfer beer to brite tanks and aseptically transfer yeast to fermenters
    • Perform assessment of fermenting beer for appropriate processing, including but not limited to dry hopping, crashing tanks and removing yeast
    • Maintain a sanitary environment, which includes but not limited to cleaning floors, walls, tanks, and other brewing equipment
    • Train new personnel in proper equipment operation
    • GEA Centrifuge experience a plus but not required

    Ancillary Responsibilities:
    • Operate a forklift (will train)
    • Enthusiastically attend brewery related events and represent brewery appropriately
    • Conduct occasional tours and interact with the general public
    • Assist in staff sensory training
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements:
    • 2+ years of production brewing experience with demonstrated understanding of the brewing process and equipment involved
    • Basic lab skills such as yeast cell counting with an understanding of QA and QC tests and best practices required
    • Formal Brewing education a plus but not required
    • Attention to detail and safety
    • Able to work in a team environment
    • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Be self-motivated
    • Possess mechanical aptitude
    • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently without loss of attention to quality
    • Flexible schedule both hours of availability and days of the week
    • Must be able to repeatedly stretch, kneel, bend, twist, push, pull, stand, walk for duration of the shift, lift 55+ pounds
    • Work in hot, cold, wet, humid, and sometimes moderately loud environments