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Shift Brewer Wanted - Rohrbach Brewing Co. in Rochester, NY

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  • Shift Brewer Wanted - Rohrbach Brewing Co. in Rochester, NY

    Rohrbach Brewing Company is looking for a passionate and creative shift Brewer.

    This full-time position is available immediately.

    Reports to: Head Brewer and Director of Brewery Innovation

    Please note: Our brewery operates on 2 shifts Mon-Fri. The planned schedule for this position is 2nd shift: 12pm-8:30pm, Monday-Friday.

    Core Responsibilities
    • Wort production on a 20 barrel brewhouse
    • Brewhouse cleaning, CIP, and routine maintenance
    • Yeast handling and harvesting, with some accompanying lab work
    • Upholding and maintaining rigorous sanitation standards in brewhouse and cellar
    • Keep accurate production and activity records in company systems.
    • Assisting with other brewery operations as needed including packaging, shipping/receiving, QA/QC, and R&D.
    • Routine maintenance and utility work on equipment and facilities.
    • As with all of our brewers, we will seek a candidate who can fulfill these job responsibilities, but looks to take on additional responsibilities with the company over time.
    • Occasional (compensated) off-site events.

    • Preferred 1-2 years professional experience in a brewery, with strong preference given to candidates who have worked in breweries producing more than 7,000 bbl per year.
    • Brewhouse/wort production experience, preferably on a system with a brew length of 10 bbl or more.
    • Familiarity with a wide range of raw materials.
    • Experience with basic cellar and packaging operations, including tank CIPs and transfers.
    • Mechanical aptitude; skilled with basic brewery equipment troubleshooting and repair.
    • Ability to take direction and accept constructive criticism.
    • Demonstration of strict adherence to SOPs.
    • A passion for craft beer, with a dedication to our core values and beliefs.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to drive a forklift (safety training will be provided)

    Additional Requirements Include:
    • Moderate physical demands requiring frequent manual lifting/moving of materials weighing 5-55 pounds and occasional moving materials weighing 55-160 lbs.
    • Work requires frequent standing and walking, frequent bending, reaching and occasional kneeling, and squatting.
    • The brewery is a manufacturing environment where exposure to moisture, heat, electrical current, refrigerated areas, noise and moving machinery are frequent during the day.

    • Comprehensive health insurance for full time staff
    • Retirement plan & contribution matching
    • Paid time off and holidays
    • Maternity and paternity leave
    • Opportunities for beer education and training
    • Employee benefits such as food discounts, beer, merchandise discounts, exclusive employee events, well-deserved “shift beers”, and positive company culture.

    Rohrbachs has been a leader in the Rochester, NY craft beer scene since it became the first craft brewery in the city in 1991. Rohrbachs is committed to not only providing a safe, enjoyable, inclusive work environment, but positively impacting the community around us as well. We have two locations: a 20-barrel production brewery on Railroad Street (downtown Rochester Public Market) and a 7-barrel brewpub restaurant 15 minutes west of Rochester. Rohrbachs continues to adapt and grow in an exciting industry.