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Assistant Brewer: Icarus Brewing (Lakewood, NJ)

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  • Assistant Brewer: Icarus Brewing (Lakewood, NJ)

    Job Title: Assistant Brewer
    Reports To: Lead Brewer
    Pay Range: $18.50- $20.75/hour

    FLSA Status: Non Exempt


    Icarus Brewing is a fast growing, locally owned and operated craft brewery in Lakewood, New Jersey. We are currently in the midst of a largescale expansion into a new production facility in neighboring Brick, NJ and are looking to bring someone in to train ahead of the move. We pride ourselves on brewing the highest quality products utilizing the best quality ingredients and innovative brewing practices. Core to our ethos is delivering a high quality and consistent product, superior customer service, and putting a huge amount of trust in our co-workers.

    As a key part of our business, our production team are responsible for working with the head and lead brewers to assist in designing and executing a substantial amount of unique beers across a multitude of styles; as well as producing recurring styles with consistency. They must be able to meticulously follow sanitary and manufacturing practices and procedures as well as have a strong working knowledge of all production equipment.

    As the Assistant Brewer, you will be responsible for:

    Performing all duties related to wort production and green beer cellaring:
    • Wort production from milling to knock out
    • Tank CIPs and SIPs
    • Fermentation management
    • Dry hopping, fruit/adjunct additions
    • Transferring finished beer to brite tanks
    Executing on all procedures with attention to detail
    • Maintain batch documentation and record keeping (Ekos. Google Docs)
    • Raw material receiving and inventory management
    • Assist with barrel-related processes as needed
    • Maintain a safe and sanitary workspace
    Thinking critically
    • Develop a strong understanding of brewing equipment and be able to operate, troubleshoot and maintain
    • Following SOPs and suggesting beneficial methods to be added to SOPs
    • Follow all company safety and quality procedures

    Details about our ideal candidate:

    Skill and Knowledge:
    • Strong knowledge of and a passion for craft beer and the brewing industry
    • Strong understanding of maintenance needs of production equipment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Professional brewing or similar manufacturing experience preferred
    Personal Competencies:
    • Remain calm under pressure or when dealing with unexpected production delays or changes
    • Be a strong and trusting team player
    • Maintain relationships with coworkers, vendors and other breweries
    • Strong work ethic
    • Duties are given in the form of broad goals or areas of responsibility, the employee must be able to use independent action in setting objectives and deciding how to proceed and to stay busy through slow periods
    Hours, Travel, and Physical Requirements:
    • Must be 21 years old
    • Night and weekend availability is required
    • Work in a standing position for long periods of time
    • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs
    • Ability to move up to 120 lbs in tandem with coworkers
    • Ability to work in heat, and cold and wet conditions
    • Physically able and willing to drive a forklift with training
    • Must be able to work from elevated surfaces

    • Health insurance - 80% paid employee coverage and 65% premium coverage for dependents
    • Dental/Vision: 75% paid employee coverage and 25% premium coverage for dependents
    • 401(k) retirement plan with matching (100% of the first 3%, 50% of the next 2% of pay)
    • PTO: 60 Hours earned per Calendar year[*=1]Sick Leave (1 hour gained per 30 worked)
    • Six Paid Holidays annually
    • 20% off to go beer, 20% off merch, free draft beer per shift

    Icarus Brewing is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To apply: Send your Resume + Cover Letter to with subject: "Now Hiring Assistant Brewer"