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Thread: Definitive Brewing Company - Portland, ME Seeking Experienced Brewer

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    Feb 2018
    Portland, ME, USA

    Definitive Brewing Company - Portland, ME Seeking Experienced Brewer

    Definitive Brewing Company, located in Portland, Maine begun production in April of 2018 and opened it's doors in May. We have become known for producing a wide variety of styles such as Kolsch-style Ales, New England IPA, Adjunct Double Milk Stouts and Fruited Kettle Sour Ales to name a few. At DBC, we operate a 15 bbl , 2-vessel steam powered brew house and currently have 4 x 30 bbl FVs, 1 X 15 bbl FV and 2 x 30 bbl BTs as well as a 1/2 bbl electric Blichmann pilot system and 2 x 1/2 bbl SS Brewtech unitanks that utilize on a regular basis. Due to increased demand for the beer, we recently placed an order to expand our cellar capacity with the addition of 2 more 30 bbl FVs and 1 more 15 bbl FV that we expect to arrive in late March or early April. With the increased production slated for this spring/summer, we are looking to add an experienced brewer to our production team to work alongside 1 other brewer and the Director of Brewing Operations. The start date will be determined based on the actual arrival of the new tanks, but we hope to be able to bring someone in in the early spring.

    Title: Brewer
    Reports To: Director of Brewing
    Position Type: Full Time/Hourly
    Shift Schedule: TBD
    Start Date: Early-Mid Spring 2019

    The Brewer's main job duties will lie in production, assisting the other production team members with everything from wort production, cellar work, bright beer transfers, keg filling and canning; everything related to producing the end product. We are still a young company with a small team and everyone is expected to help out in other areas of the company if asked to do do. As the company grows there will also be opportunity for the brewer to grow with it - should they meet or exceed expectations for the position. Scheduling flexibility is a MUST.

    Consisting of but not limited to:
    Brew house operation for wort production
    Yeast viability cell counting and harvesting
    Monitoring fermentation and completing cellar related tasks (includes some weekends)
    Brew house, FV and BT CIP
    Keg washing and filling
    Assisting on canning days
    Transferring and carbonating bright beer
    Help maintain a clean and safe brewery
    Accept and unload shipments as they arrive
    Assist in raw ingredient and chemical inventory

    High School Diploma (related science degree or recognized brewing certification preferred and seen as very valuable)
    Good math skills and the ability to perform basic brewing calculations on the fly
    Minimum of 2 years production brewery experience with at least 1 year of brew house operation
    High attention to detail and the ability to multitask
    Excellent sanitation skills
    Excellent communication skills
    Ability to follow instructions both verbal and written
    Hard working with a positive attitude
    Ability to operate a forklift safely (will train the right person)
    Good problem solver
    Mechanical inclination seen as a big bonus

    Ability to safely lift 55+ lbs on a regular basis
    Work in a hot/cold and wet environment
    Stand and work on concrete floors for duration of shift
    Ability to bend, crouch and reach

    Competative hourly wage (Dependent on Experience/Education)
    Time and a half over 40 hours
    1 week of Paid vacation (first year) + 6 paid holidays

    Qualified persons who meet or exceed the minimum requirements listed above can send a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to

    Last edited by DefinitiveBeer; 01-15-2019 at 11:21 AM.

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