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Celler Operator - Salty Turtle Beer Co. Surf City, NC

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  • Celler Operator - Salty Turtle Beer Co. Surf City, NC

    Salty Turtle Beer Company is seeking a FT Cellar Operator. We are a 7bbl Brewery brewing roughly 1100 bbls a year in production. Taproom on site, 5 years old, with growth in the very near future. Surf City, North Carolina is located in Topsail Island 40 minutes north of Wilmington, NC.

    A cellar operator is responsible for all aspects of processes related to fermentation, conditioning, treatment, clarification, carbonation, and any other processes required to achieve a final product ready for packaging. 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.


    Assistance with yeast handling and management
    Cellaring duties including fermentation management
    CIP (clean-in-place) of brewing and fermentation tanks, and other equipment
    Careful execution of treatment plans for specialty beers
    Logging of all brewing related notes from brew day through fermentation, finishing, and packaging
    Following SOP (standard operating procedure) in each phase of fermentation, clarification, carbonation and packaging
    Maintaining sanitary practices in all aspects of beer processing
    Executing preventative maintenance on all brewhouse and cellar equipment
    Preparation, filling, transfer of beer from liquor and wine barrels
    Assistance with lab testing and other Quality Assurance activities


    A strong passion for brewing and a desire to advance personal growth in the brewing industry
    Some understanding of brewing aspects, 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 some 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 and basic knowledge of chemistry and biology
    Mechanical experience and aptitude


    Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl
    Heavy physical work pulling, stacking, carrying heavy/large items
    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.

    If interested please send resume and cover letter to Full time hours and health care benefits!