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Shift Brewer Wanted Smog City Brewing Co. Torrance, CA

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  • Shift Brewer Wanted Smog City Brewing Co. Torrance, CA

    Smog City Brewing Co is seeking a full time shift brewer to join our team in Torrance, CA.

    This position requires brewery experience- if you have not worked in a brewery you will not be considered for this position.

    The ideal candidate will possess an extraordinary cleaning prowess, an insane attention to detail, a ridiculous work ethic, be a team player, and have OCD tendencies towards producing the highest quality beer.

    We are a small and nimble team who gets a ton of work done with very few employees. If your idea of working in a brewery is pushing buttons and drinking beer, don't apply.

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Wort production on a manual 15bbl direct fire system
    • Milling, Mashing, Boiling, Heat Exchange, Pitching Yeast, Brewhouse CIP
    • Yeast cell counting with a cellometer, calculating pitch rates
    • Data recording and use of production software
    • Receiving raw materials and maintaining accurate inventory
    • CIP of fermentors/bright tanks as well as manual cleaning

    Other responsibilities:
    • All aspects of beer transfers including centrifuging, fining, carbonation
    • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
    • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment at all times.
    • Keep accurate brew/cellar logs and governmental compliance paperwork.
    • Participate in beer festivals and events.
    • Busting your ass to get the job done.
    • Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.
    • Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures in wort production, vessel cleaning and sanitation, yeast handling, fermentation and maturation, sample collecting and filtration operations.
    • Understand and adhere to recipes and formulas.

    Minimum physical abilities required
    • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.
    • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, overnight and/or weekend shifts.
    • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. repeatedly and maneuver at least 175 lb containers.

    Necessary Skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently
    • Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects it
    • Excellent beer knowledge. A good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.
    • Subject line of email must read: Eight inebriated elephants acting inebriately
    • Be able to collaborate with the team and have a strong desire to help create amazing beer.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.

    • A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery.
    • Bachelor's degree and/or formal brewing education preferred in addition to brewery experience.
    • If you do not have brewery experience please don't apply.

    To Apply

    Send a cover letter and resume to

    The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you.

    Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and formal/informal brewery training.

    You must provide 3 references, one character reference and two professional references. At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

    References WILL be checked.

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    Position Filled!

    Position Filled! Thanks for looking!