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  • Cellar person/assistant brewer needed!

    Cellar Person
    Seattle, WA

    Ghostfish Brewing Company, an award-winning brewery located in the heart of Seattle, WA, is seeking a full time Cellar Person. Ghostfish is a growing company which operates a 15bbl brewhouse in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle, working exclusively with alternative grains such as millet, rice, and buckwheat.

    We are looking for an experienced and motivated person to join our team and assist with producing world-class quality craft beer.

    Summary of job position: The Cellar Person will be responsible for performing all cellar operations including, but not limited to, dry hopping, fining, carbonation, tank CIP & SIP, and packaging in accordance with company SOP’s. Packaging line work as needed.


    Cellar Person 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 hardworking, 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.


    Assistance with 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 (Kegs)
    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
    Careful execution of treatment plans for specialty beers
    Assistance with lab testing and other Quality Assurance activities
    Able to perform cell counts – titrations


    A strong passion for brewing and a desire to advance personal growth in the brewing industry
    Strong organizational habits, a self
    motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills
    Some understanding of all aspects of brewing including cellaring, yeast handling, CIP, and sanitization
    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


    Prior packaging, bottling, and racking experience
    Mechanical experience and aptitude
    Forklift operation


    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 50 lbs.

    Ghostfish Brewing Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military status, or political ideology in any of its activities or operations.

    Please send resume and cover letter to with title “Cellar Person” in subject line.