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  • Wayfinder Beer, Portland Oregon Lead Brewer

    Wayfinder is looking for a Lead Brewer

    Wayfinder is a vaguely sinister, lager-centric brewery restaurant located in the Southeast Industrial District of Portland, Oregon and is committed to making compelling and clean lagers and ales.

    The role of the Lead Brewer is to act as second-in-command at the brewery for all things brewing and production. Reporting directly to the Brewmaster, the Lead Brewer ensures daily operations are strictly preformed according to procedure, often implementing new procedure. Ideal candidates will be production-minded and technical, carry a college degree in a field of science, a degree from a brewing school such as the Siebel Institute or 4+ years working in a production brewery that focuses on German lager beer or other European-focused beer styles. However, priority will be given to anyone with attention to detail, disciplined adherence to logical reasoning and mechanical aptitude which we consider paramount to successful brewing.

    Position: Lead Brewer
    Reports to: Brewmaster
    Job Description:

    Maintain and execute all functions according to policy and procedure, safety requirements, and best practice. Tasks include but are not limited to all aspects of raw
    materials handling, milling of grain, wort production, fermentation monitoring, yeast
    handling and pitching, clarification, transfers, finished beer monitoring, equipment CIP, packaging and storage of finished product and general sanitation.

    Job Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
    • Execute the necessary production duties -including but not limited to- wort production, fermentation management, filtration and finishing, bright beer handling, packaging, draft line cleaning and maintenance.
    • Ensure that all beer is produced to standards and specification by following recipes
    • Follow best practice and safety requirements dutifully.
    • Maintain brewing, cellaring, clarification and other related documentation in an organized and complete manner.
    • Attend brewery staff meetings as required.
    • Clean and sanitize all equipment and work areas to maintain consistent beer quality.
    • Possess a well-rounded knowledge of brewing, beer styles and beer knowledge.
    • Perform all job functions within the structure described in the Employee handbook of policies and procedures at Wayfinder Beer.
    • Perform basic sensory analysis of beers and raw ingredients throughout fermentation and packaging.

    Job Requirements:
    • Formal brewing education or college degree in field of science preferred.
    • Management experience preferred.
    • Ability to work and communicate well with all staff.
    • Organized and detail oriented; accurate record keeping skills.
    • High level troubleshooting skills in a brewing/manufacturing setting.
    • A well-rounded knowledge of brewing, beer styles and beer knowledge.

    Physical Requirements:
    • Lift 55 lbs. from ground to shoulder high.
    • Lift 75 lbs. from ground to waist high and moving 150 lbs. along the floor.
    • Climb stairs, ramps, and ladders.
    • Work in small and confined spaces.
    • Work safely with chemicals with reasonable safety accommodations.
    • Work in loud environment with basic safety accommodations.
    • Read, write and calculate basic algebra.
    • Follow and implement safety guidelines and adhere to PPE standards.

    • $46-52K salary DOE
    • 80% paid health insurance
    • PTO and holiday pay
    • Beer Benefits
    • Meals in the pub / employee discount

    Please send resumes to with the subject line "Maybe Partying Will Help"

  • #2
    Bumping this up, as it's a great position, and great brewery. Come work at Wayfinder!