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Lead Brewer - The Bronx Brewery (NYC)

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  • Lead Brewer - The Bronx Brewery (NYC)

    The Role
    The Bronx Brewery is looking for a Lead Brewer to manage the day-to-day operations of beer production at our brewery in the Bronx and pilot brew systems at our East Village and Hudson Yards taprooms.

    The ideal candidate will have formal brewing education and previous experience managing a brewing facility and team producing at least 10,000bbls a year. This is a hands-on, in-person position reporting to the Director of Production.

    Key responsibilities for this position include the following:
    • Daily management and development of brewing, cellar and packaging staff
    • Developing daily and weekly schedules in collaboration with Director of Production and communicating any changes to the team to allow for transparency
    • Ensure proper use/documentation and timely entry of production activities into our ERM software (Ekos). Act as a champion of our ERM software to achieve full utilization and return on investment
    • Recipe development and necessary updates to existing recipes
    • Manage and participate in wort production and associated tasks (milling-in, brew, CIP, etc.) to ensure a consistent product and to achieve yield targets
    • Manage and participate in cellar operations (centrifuge operation, filtration, CIPs, harvests, dry hops, gravities, etc.) to ensure a consistent, product and achieve yield targets
    • Lead lab work ensuring a consistent high-quality product, as well as management of our various yeast strains
    • Further develop our quality assurance program
    • Actively lead and engage in inventory management of finished goods, and raw and packaging materials for accurate accounting
    • Coordinate and perform routine/preventive maintenance and upkeep of brewing equipment and support utilities/systems included but not limited to forklift, air compressor, steam boiler, cold room/walk-in cooler, brew house, canning line, bulk CO2 system, Nitrogen generator, etc.
    • Ensure cleanliness and organization of the brewery, packaging and storage areas and coordinate with the Hospitably team to ensure shared spaces are utilized to their full potential
    • Embodying the Bronx brewery brand and team values; being comfortable with a forward-facing role, including leading interviews and tastings with external and internal partners, press, etc.

    The ideal candidate is a reliable and organized self-starter who is comfortable managing a team while supporting the policies, goals and safety practices of The Bronx Brewery and adding to its team- and values-focused culture. They should seek out opportunities to contribute across the board!

    Additional Requirements
    • Must be over 21 years of age
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Passionate, creative and organized
    • Able to routinely and repetitively lift 55lbs – 170lbs, work around loud noises, and in hot/cold, wet/dry work environments with a range typical brewery chemicals.
    • Must be comfortable operating a range of brewery equipment including obtaining forklift certification
    • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate, and have familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel) and Google suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets)
    • Experience managing a team of 5-10 direct reports
    This position is salaried, ranging from $70,000 to $95,000, depending on experience, with bonus potential. Benefits include medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, free breakfast/lunch/snacks at the brewery, a monthly gift card allowance, etc.

    Contact Information
    Send resume, cover letter and contact information to Please enter LEAD BREWER in the subject line.