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Cellarperson - Wrightsville Beach Brewery (Wilmington, NC)

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  • Cellarperson - Wrightsville Beach Brewery (Wilmington, NC)

    Wrightsville Beach Brewery, in Wilmington, North Carolina, is seeking a full time Cellarperson. We operate a 20 bbl, 3 vessel brewhouse and brew into 5, 20 and 40 BBL tanks. The production team supports an award winning brewpub and beer garden/music venue and distributes to much of Southeast NC. We are in our third year of operation and exhibit steady growth with many exciting possibilities on the horizon. Our ideal candidate will be looking for an opportunity to grow with us in a collaborative brewing environment.

    This is a mentally and physically challenging position that requires exceptional motivation and excellent professionalism. The cellarperson will be safety-minded, efficient, quality-focused, have a great work ethic, a positive attitude and be part of small, efficient and diverse team.

    Qualified applicants will have:
    -Comprehensive knowledge of the fermentation process and sanitary procedures
    -Passion for the art and science of brewing, willingness to learn and grow with the position and company
    -Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task
    -Knowledge of chemical safety and best practices working with materials under pressure
    -Strong attention to detail and be dependable
    -The ability to follow and understand strict SOP’s (standard operating procedures)
    -Ability to take direction and work independently
    -Fun, positive attitude and teamwork mentality
    -Experienced palate and sensory evaluation skills (certified beer servers and cicerones encouraged to apply)
    -The ability to lift up to 70 lbs overhead multiple times throughout the work shift and maneuver up to 165 lbs.
    -Mechanical aptitude and practical problem solving skills
    -Working on feet all day on concrete floor. Sometimes wet, cold, hot and noisy areas, working safely with strong chemicals, pressure vessels, and machinery.

    Job Duties Include, but are not limited to:
    -Work on the canning line
    -Accurate record keeping of daily work
    -Keg washing/filling
    -Fermenter and Brite tank CIP
    -General cleaning and maintenance of all tanks and equipment
    -Tank transfers, dry hopping and other additions
    -Barrel filling, transfers, cleaning, and maintenance
    -Milling in grain
    -Yeast handling including harvesting and dropping while following sanitary procedure
    -QA/QC work, carbonating beer
    -Assist brewers in brewing operations as needed
    -Draft line cleaning and maintenance
    -Other brewery related tasks and maintenance as needed

    Salary and Benefits:
    We offer competitive pay for the right candidates, discounts at the brewpub, and a M-F work schedule with weekends free to enjoy our beautiful coast.

    Equal Opportunity:
    Wrightsville Beach Brewery is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

    Please send cover letter and resume to with title “Cellarperson Position” in subject line. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants from previously advertised positions should reapply if they are interested in this position.
    Kevin Zelnio
    Director of Brewing Operations
    Wrightsville Beach Brewery
    Wilmington, NC