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  • Solemn Oath Brewery seeking Innovation Brewer, Naperville, IL

    Position: Innovation Brewer

    Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits and 401K.

    The Innovation Brewer will be a leadership role tasked with new recipe development and oversight of our barrel-aging program. They will also oversee wort production, cellar work, manage one shift brewer, as well as assist Production Manager and Quality Assurance Manager with scheduling and continued SOP improvement.

    Position Overview:
    Adhere to all SOB safety standards and SOP
    Lead team effort daily to maintain a clean and organized workspace
    Work 8-12 hour shifts with duties including, but not limited to the following:
    Oversight of all wort production and verification that all beers are brewed to spec
    Mill / mash grain and empty/clean Mash Tun
    Boil wort, add hops, and transfer hot liquid between tanks
    CIP brewhouse tanks and fermenters
    Troubleshoot process challenges
    Demonstrate effective open and closing procedures to standard
    Assist Production Manager in effort to streamline day-to-day operations
    Write and execute recipes as needed by Production Manager and COO
    Assist Production Manager in sourcing of raw materials and oak barrels as needed
    Barrel racking, proper storage, development tracking, and bottle conditioning
    Assist Production Manager to identify and improve SOP when applicable
    Assist with expansion project research and proposal development
    Consistently communicate quality data to assist sales, marketing, and finance decisions
    Perform daily, weekly, monthly maintenance on brewhouse and cellar equipment
    Available for occasional nights and weekends outside of normal business hours
    Act as local brewing community liaison and to help develop collaboration projects

    Bachelor’s Degree
    Preferably in Fermentation Science, Engineering, general science or related field
    Additional brewing education a plus

    Minimum 2 years commercial brewing experience
    Experience with wild yeast fermentation and safe handling a plus

    Required skills:
    Ability to read and follow written instructions
    Safe chemical handling knowledge
    Adaptable and solution-driven
    Writing and math skills necessary to accurately complete dilution calculations, volume, flow, weight, length, pressure, and other unit conversions
    Mechanical aptitude - knowledge of machinery and systems
    Forklift certified a plus
    Ability to work independently, and with others

    Physical requirements:
    Lift 55 lbs. from ground to shoulder height
    Move 110 lbs. from ground to waist height
    Move 165 lbs. across floor
    Climb stairs, ramps and ladders
    Work in small and/or confined spaces
    Work safely with chemicals and utilize proper PPE

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the position.

    Please send resumes to jp at solemnoathbrewery dot com
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