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    Funky Buddha Brewery, located in Oakland Park, Florida, is seeking a full-time Shift Brewer to join its growing team. Established in 2010 at its Boca Raton brewpub, Funky Buddha is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing methods with culinary-inspired recipes utilizing all-natural, food-centric ingredients. Some of its best-known beers include flagships Hop Gun IPA and Floridian Hefeweizen, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, No Crusts Peanut Butter and Jelly Brown Ale, and Last Snow Coffee Porter. This fast growing company is one of Florida’s largest breweries and is positioned for rapid expansion over the next few years.

    “Where the Best Beers Are – Top 20 Brewpubs/Breweries for good beer” – USA Today
    “25 Breweries to Know” – Draft Magazine
    “10 Best Breweries to Visit in the South” – First We Feast


    A shift brewer is responsible for all aspects of the brewing process including brewing, fermentation, cellaring, and finishing. This employee must be a hard working, responsible, and self-motivated individual with a passion for craft beer and a desire to continue learning and growing within the industry. The candidate should also be a sociable person who is comfortable occasionally representing the brewery in public. Natural leadership, integrity, loyalty, and a good sense of humor are all factors in who we hire.


    Operating brewhouse and producing batches from start to finish
    Yeast handling and management
    Cellaring duties including fermentation management
    CIP (clean-in-place) of brewing and fermentation tanks, and other equipment
    Logging of all brewing related notes from brew day through fermentation, finishing, and packaging
    Following SOP (standard operating procedure) in each phase of brewing, fermentation, and packaging
    Maintaining clean brewing practices in the brewhouse and cellar
    Executing preventative maintenance on all brewhouse and cellar equipment
    Monitoring raw material inventory


    Three years experience in a commercial production brewery or high-volume brew pub
    A strong passion for brewing modern American beers as well as the desire to push the boundaries of experimental brewing
    An advanced understanding of all aspects of brewing including cellaring, yeast handling, CIP, and sanitization
    Strong organizational habits, a self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills
    Flexibility in terms of hours and a willingness to work night shifts, weekends, and overtime
    Computer literate with an understanding of Microsoft Office/spreadsheet programs
    Ability to multi-task
    Ability to work as part of a team


    An understanding of quality assurance (QA) methods and techniques, laboratory operations, and basic knowledge of chemistry and biology
    Prior packaging, bottling, and racking experience
    Mechanical experience and aptitude
    Forklift operation or certification


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl
    Heavy physical work including climbing stairs, climbing into tanks, pulling hoses, etc.
    Willing to work in wet, hot and cold conditions
    Willing to work in consistently loud environments
    Ability to work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals
    Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.

    Funky Buddha Brewery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation will be based on experience. Funky Buddha offers subsidized health insurance for full-time employees along with vision and dental benefits, paid vacation, and other benefits.

    If you think you have what it takes to join this exciting and growing company, please apply here: https://funkybuddhabrewery.bamboohr....urce=ProBrewer. Calls, letters, faxes, carrier pigeon, or personal visits will not be accepted.

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