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Brewer/Cellar Operator-- Harpoon Brewery-- Boston, MA

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  • Brewer/Cellar Operator-- Harpoon Brewery-- Boston, MA


    The Brewer/Cellar Operator will be responsible for all areas of brewing and cellar day-to-day activities necessary to make high-quality beer.


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    Cellar Operations
    • Start-up and shut-down of facility processes
    • CIP, CUP and sanitizing of fermenters and BB tanks, lines and yeast brinks
    • Performing gravity reads and dry hopping of fermenters; accurate documentation
    • Yeast cell counts and pitching
    • Racking kegs
    • Daily operation of filtration equipment and procedures
    • Cleaning and sanitizing filtration equipment and lines
    • Performing dilution and flavor checks
    • Filtering on the Pilot system

    Brewhouse Operations
    • Responsible for all aspects of wort production and related processes
    • Start-up and shut-down of facility processes
    • Milling and hop/antifoam/spice additions
    • Obtaining samples needed for the lab
    • Maintaining turbidity, CO2 and O2 levels within product specifications
    • Maintaining brewhouse vessels in tour-worthy condition
    • Brewing on the Pilot system

    Other Duties
    • Informing Head Brewer of any issues and resolutions; communicating issues and concerns as they arise to staff and management
    • Taking direction from the Supervisor
    • Accurate daily record keeping and sampling of process and product
    • Monitoring quality parameters and working to resolve issues promptly
    • Communicating critical information to appropriate departments
    • Participating in taste panel work as directed
    • Attending and constructively participating in meetings
    • Contributing to a positive work environment through open and constructive dialog
    • Contributing and being receptive to continual innovation and improvement
    • Maintaining a safe and orderly work environment within department as well as entire facility
    • Keeping workspace organized and neat throughout shift
    • Following all company policies as detailed in the employee handbook (attendance, safety, IT protocols, etc.)
    • Maintaining personal appearance and conduct reflective of professionalism and pride in MBBC
    • Assisting other departments or performing other tasks as needed

    • Minimum of 2 years experience in brewing/manufacturing
    • Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities
    • Flexibility to work varied shifts
    • Proper use of PPE
    • Mechanical aptitude
    • Attention to detail
    • Forklift certification a plus

    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. at shoulder height
    • Prolonged standing
    • Ability to work over, under and around potentially dangerous/moving machinery in small spaces
    • Ability to withstand various temperatures and weather conditions
    • Comfortability working at heights and using stairs repeatedly


    Opportunity to be an integral part of a professional production team working in a fast-paced and challenging setting. MBBC offers some great perks including potential for growth & development, great co-workers, a friendly environment (pet-friendly as well!), an all-expense paid culture trip, participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), participation in our unique Wellness Program, and, of course, amazing beer benefits!

    POSITION: Brewer/Cellar Operator

    LOCATION: Boston, MA
    If interested, please apply using the following link: