SEEKING EXPERIENCED BREWER
TO JOIN THE FIFTH HAMMER BREW CREW


ABOUT FIFTH HAMMER BREWING CO.
Opened in October of 2017, Fifth Hammer Brewing Company is a 15-bbl craft brewery and tasting room located in Queens, NY. In the heart of Long Island City, the Fifth Hammer tasting room is a community hub that has rapidly won hearts for the environment it offers and for the variety of high-quality beers available to enjoy. Fifth Hammer believes in creativity in perpetuity and is consistently expanding its diverse portfolio of beers. The brewery has recently expanded fermentation capacity by 60% and seeks a skilled, enthusiastic, craft beer loving person to join the Fifth Hammer Brew Crew in a production role.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Brewing and cellar activities -- including but not limited to:
• Wort production
• Vessel/Brewhouse CIP and sanitation
• Yeast harvesting
• Handling raw materials
• Dry hopping and other secondary ingredient additions
• Transferring and carbonating beer
• Barrel work (transferring to/from, cleaning, purging, maintenance)
• Additional tasks related to brewing and cellaring beer
• Cleaning
• More cleaning
• Cleaning even more
• Monitoring fermentation (gravity, pH, pitch rates, etc.)
• Maintaining accurate and coherent records
• Assisting with packaging and keg cleaning
• Maintaining and ensuring that the brewery production area remains clean and organized
• Maintaining an orderly and safe work environment
• Forklift operation
• Other miscellaneous duties as needed, including keg/can deliveries


REQUIREMENTS:
• 1+ year/s experience in a similar role in a packaging brewery is required. A formal brewing education is desirable but will not replace the professional experience requirement
• Strong knowledge of the brewing process
• Ability to follow recipes and standard operating procedures
• Must be able to properly handle hazardous materials and operate complex machinery.
• Must possess high quality standards and be able to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision
• A focus on cleanliness and proper sanitation must be of the highest priority
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. The job may also require occasional travel to and participation in trade shows and beer related events
• Must be organized and punctual with outstanding time management skills
• This is a labor-intensive, highly-physical position. Must have ability to be physically agile and flexible for the duration of a shift, lift 55+ pounds throughout the day, safely handle hot and cold liquids, safely handle cleaning/sanitizing chemicals.
• Must have basic computer skills and aptitude.
• Must be 21 years of age or older and have proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

This is a full time, 40 hours per week position. Salary is dependent upon experience. 80 hours paid time off annually (hours accrued weekly and can be used after 60-day probationary period), 5 days sick leave (max 40 hours annual), 6 paid holidays annually (New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day).

Please send CV and cover letter to jobs@fifthhammerbrewing.com