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Thread: Brewer Position

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    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Thousand Palms, California, USA

    Post Brewer Position

    The brewer operates our 20HL (17bbl) brewing system. Aspects of this system include milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, hop additions, whirlpool, and wort cooling. In addition, the brewer is responsible for pre and post cleaning and sanitation of all transfer lines and vessels. At times, the brewer is also responsible for cellar tasks including, but not limited to, yeast pitching, filtration, beer transfers, tank CIPs, various fermentation additions, maintenance of parts and hoses, and the filling of casks and firkins. The brewer’s standard schedule is four 10hr days per week, Monday through Thursday, and may include overtime and/or weekend shifts as needed. The brewer is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and contribute within a teamwork environment.

    Daily Duties, Functions, Responsibilities
    ● Work closely with brewing team to achieve desired quality and production targets
    ● Ensure that all beer is produced to company standards and specifications by following recipes and procedures as set by the Head Brewer
    ● Complete assigned tasks in accordance with company standard operating procedures and guidelines (SOP/SOG).
    ● Follow all safety procedures.
    ● Maintain brewing, cellaring, clarification, and other related documentation per company and federal requirements in an organized and complete manner.
    ● Ensures correct ingredients are used and available prior to brew day.
    ● Continually maintain all beer production areas including equipment – (mill room, brewhouse, fermentation, and filtration, spent grain area, bulk grain and grain storage area, as well as all walkways and driveways around or leading too brewhouse and cellar).
    ● Assist maintenance technicians with equipment maintenance and repairs.
    ● Follow daily and weekly cleaning schedules to maintain a clean working environment.
    ● Attend production meetings and contribute to product improvement.
    ● Operate and monitor electronic and computerized brew systems.
    ● Possess a well-rounded knowledge of brewing and beer styles beer knowledge.
    ● Represent Coachella Valley Brewing Company at beer dinners / festivals as needed.
    ● Other duties as assigned.

    Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts
    ● Involves frequent walking, lifting, and carrying objects weighing 50lbs, occasional lifting of 100-150lbs.
    ● Must be able to work with fitted face respirator (provided) for periods not to exceed 30-minutes.
    ● Frequent use of latches, hand tools, clamps, hoses, etc., requiring manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination.
    ● Regular contact with production employees and management, as well as periodic, but consistent, customer interaction.
    ● Periodic handling of hazardous chemicals.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    ● General knowledge of practices, methods, tools, and equipment used in production and pub-style brewing.
    ● General knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with work.
    ● Ability to interpret technical bulletins and schematics on equipment related to work.
    ● Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    Education and Experience
    ● Minimum of two years of brewing experience as assistant brewer or brewer.
    ● Professional brewing certificate preferred.
    ● High school diploma.
    ● Must be 21-years of age.

    Last edited by socal1; 01-10-2019 at 05:43 PM.

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