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    Big Island Brewhaus seeking brewer / team member

    Big Island Brewhaus
    Hawaii's Highest Brewery
    Elevation 2,764 Above the Sea

    We are currently seeking experienced and/or individuals with brewing education and the desire to gain experience on the job.
    Pay is negotiable, we want our employees to thrive like our business.
    We are looking to add a key person to our Brewery team.

    Our Brewery was founded in 2011 by Thom Kerns. Please check our website for more details. We are located in Waimea/Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii. Any sincere applicant would need to live or intend to live near Waimea/Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii. A discussion of relocation possibilities and advice is encouraged with our representatives.

    A brewer at Big Island Brewhaus is responsible for all aspects of beer production, cellar operations, and packaging from grain to glass.

    Hours: Full time (40 hours)

    Pay: TBD. Based on experience. This will be an hourly position. Pay is negotiable, we want our employees to thrive like our business.

    This position is open now. We are advertising this position now in hopes of finding the right individual.

    We work in a cross-trained and rotating environment where everyone may brew, and work in cellar, and packaging, and keg cleaning. We are looking to add to our team an experienced brewer who has an unwavering commitment to quality and continuous improvement, a positive attitude, the ability to work alone and as part of a team.

    This position requires the flexibility to assist where needed, and will provide many growth opportunities. Mechanical experience (even outside of brewing) or laboratory experience are strong pluses.

    Applicants are considered based on experience. Brewery, brewpub, and brewery education are highly valued and considered.

    An example of duties & responsibilities:

    Brewing: Ability to produce wort from a recipe following an SOP is important as well as the knowledge of how to adjust accordingly to meet brew specifications.

    Safety conscious first, quality minded second, efficiency driven third.

    Willing to work weekends, evenings, and holidays; acceptance of varying and flexible schedules.

    Cellar Operations: Cellar CIP, yeast management, cleaning, transfers, blending etc. Cleaning! Must be focussed on quality control.

    Assisting with packaging including bottling, and kegging (everyone cleans kegs!) as needed. Experience with a Meheen bottler is a strong plus.

    Record Keeping: Detailed records of all work performed is a must.

    Preventative Maintenance: Assist as needed with the preventative maintenance of all brewery equipment. Bottling line, boiler, waste-water treatment, etc.

    Ability to perform a variety of brewing calculations.

    Strong working knowledge of CIP and sanitizing principles.

    Working knowledge of pneumatic systems, industrial electricity, mechanical power, steam generation and distribution, industrial refrigeration and sanitary process piping and systems strongly preferred.

    Ability to work with various computer programs including Microsoft Word & Excel.

    Skill Requirements:

    2-5 years experience is sought, and/or college education or trade equivalent. We seek someone motivated to excel.

    Bonus point skills: Welding, Plumbing, Commercial Electrical, Forklift


    Positive outlook and attitude, with the ability to think on your feet.

    Resourceful and creative.

    Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining rigorous safety and quality standards

    Extreme attention to detail, as well as strong organizational and communication skills

    Ability to manage multiple processes at one time

    Self motivated with exceptional time-management skills

    Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the organization.

    Physical strength and agility necessary with ability to lift 150 lbs repeatedly.

    Have a passion for making great beer. Punctual, reliable.

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Strong problem solving skills and ability to work independently.

    Must be a Team Player.

    Must be able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.

    Strong knowledge of craft beer and the brewing process.


    Please submit a resume, salary requirements and cover letter to:

    We recommend a cover letter along with resume explaining your interest in this position.

    Pre-employment background check and DMV check required.

    Big Island Brewhaus LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
    Imua, Cheers & Beers! Tom

    Thomas Kerns
    Big Island Brewhaus
    64-1066 Mamalahoa Hwy.
    Kamuela, Hawaii, 96743

    Hawaii's Highest Brewery
    Elevation 2,764'
    Waimea / Kamuela, Big Island