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Assistant Brewer/Cellerman Wanted In Chicago, IL

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  • Assistant Brewer/Cellerman Wanted In Chicago, IL

    Assistant Brewer/ Cellarman - Chicago, IL - Full Time - Salaried

    Description and Responsibilities
    The Assistant Brewer/ Cellarman is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow in the brewing industry. As a part of a growing back of house staff, responsibilities will include assisting Head Brewer in the milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, and collecting of wort, while assisting the Brewery Manager in cellar work consisting of tank cleaning, keg washing, beer conditioning, and packaging of ales and lagers, all while maintaining detailed records and adhering to high quality assurance standards. The ideal candidate should be well versed in all cellar and packaging responsibilities, with a keen eye on developing their skills and increasing responsibilities in the brewhouse as well. Having samples available of beers you’ve been a part of brewing is a plus, but not required. Other duties may need to be performed as required.

    • Must be 21 years of age or older
    • 2+ years in the brewing industry
    • Extreme attention to detail, particularly in matters of cleaning and sanitation
    • Knowledge of brewing ingredients, equipment, cleaning chemicals, and quality control processes
    • Capable of following detailed instructions
    • Recipe formulation experience
    • Ability to think on your feet
    • Top notch communicator - in person, over the phone, via email, etc.
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Willingness to always learn - Every job is a growth opportunity

    Physical 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.

    Midwest Coast Values

    Be a team player - Put the success of the team ahead of individual desires. If you have an opinion, voice it. Be respectful. Be strong. Be convincing. Be assertive. Don’t be overbearing. Don’t be rude. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

    Communicate - Communicate with coworkers and with customers. Nobody likes being left in the dark. If you don’t know the answer, that’s fine, but let people know that you’re working to find it. If you can’t help a customer right away, let them know. “Hey I’ll be with you guys in just a second” goes a long way rather than leaving them wondering if you know they’re even there.

    Integrity in mistakes - Screw up. Own up. Everyone is going to make mistakes of all sizes. While they should try to be avoided, these missteps should be viewed as opportunities to grow. Mistakes only become “failures” when they aren’t owned up to, and when they aren’t learned from. Make a mess, clean it up, learn how to make less of a mess next time.

    It’s never “not my job” - This is a small company. In a way, everything is everyone’s job. If you are in a position to help, then do so. Even if you don’t know exactly how to do something, but have the capacity to help, simply asking someone “what can I do?” goes a long way. Be a contributor.

    Everybody calm down - There are times when panic is the appropriate response. This probably isn’t one of those times. Relax. Find the answer. Implement it.

    Finish - If you set out to do something, finish it. Don’t leave loose ends. If it turns out to be a bad idea, finish it with the least amount of damage possible.

    Interested in this role? Shoot an email with your resume attached to and we’ll be in touch!