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Lead Brewer - Fremont Brewing Company, Seattle, WA

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  • Lead Brewer - Fremont Brewing Company, Seattle, WA

    The role of Lead Brewer performs all the duties of the Brewer/Cellar Person and is also a role model and communicator for the brewing team. The Lead Brewer position will cover a variety of shifts and days of the week depending on current department needs. This position will report to the Brewing Manager.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Is a safety champion and role model for the brewing team.
    • Communication facilitator and contact point for daily efficiency optimization; communication with the brewing team and with the brewery management (Brewing Manager, Technical Director, and Director of Brewing Ops).
    • Performs and is proficient in all brewing and cellar operations including; cellaring, wort production, cleaning, yeast handling, CIP’s, transferring, centrifuging, fining, oak barrel filling and emptying, etc.
    • Assists in daily prioritization and collaboration with Brewing Manager and brew/cellar team.
    • Facilitates training of the brew/cellar team and seeks additional responsibilities.
    • Assists in development of SOP and keeping SOP’s current.
    • Has the superhuman ability to visually see oxygen ingress into a tri clamp.
    • Keeps brewery cleanliness up to standards.
    • Is an aid to the organization of the facility; labeling, storing, sorting, rotating stock, removing unused items, purchasing small items, etc.
    • Assures that brewery maintenance is up to date and complete.
    • Is a record keeping champion and record keeping error troubleshooter.
    Required Skills and Qualifications
    • 3+ years of experience working in a production brewery
    • Must possess a positive, can-do mentality
    • Enthusiasm for cross departmental teamwork is necessary
    • Technical experience with brewing equipment and/or brewing education strongly preferred
    • Able to work first and second shifts and weekends on a fixed and/or rotating schedule
    • Effective communication skills and the ability to positively engage with others
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
    • A desire to learn and grow as a professional in our industry
    • A love of beer and working in a fun team-oriented environment
    • A great sense of humor and the ability to laugh at oneself
    • A keen sense of the difference between awesomeness and not awesomeness
    • Competence in Microsoft Office and/or similar applications
    Physical Requirements
    • Standing for extended periods of time (up to 10 hours per day)
    • Ability to move heavy materials (lifting to 55 lbs., moving up to 160 lbs.)
    • Climbing ladders in accordance with safety protocols
    • Ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound
    • Routine pushing, pulling, reaching, stooping, climbing, bending
    • Ability to work in hot and cold environments
    Fremont Brewing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, a dynamic and rewarding work environment and growth for dedicated and committed employees.

    Fremont Brewing provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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