JOB DESCRIPTION

An integral role in the success of the Brewery, the Head Brewer will execute all aspects of an operating brewery, reporting to the Brewmaster. The Head Brewer will employ his/her depth of knowledge of craft beer production and science in order to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing our overall product and customer experience. Managing other workers to efficiently complete work load.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Brewery operations:
Wort production
Cellar Operations: CIP, transfers, cleaning
Fermentation: Propagations, yeast maintenance
Process of raw materials for beers (i.e. - cleaning and pitting of fruit)
Packaging: Priming, carbonating, kegging, bottling, canning, keg CIP
Barrel maintenance, racking, blending
QA/QC
SOP development with the team
Data collection and entry for fermentation, packaging, and inventory management
Ordering of raw materials
Maintenance of machinery
OSHA Safety compliance and continual training
Represent the company at tradeshows, fairs, and other events as required
Assist in staff training on beer styles and special beers
Occasional delivery of products (back-up)
Execute production of existing recipes, with potential for recipe development
Other duties as assigned throughout the brewery. Brewer will assist other departments as needed to accomplish organizational goals and overall company vision.
Assembling orders for shipment
Management of staff in the brewery

QUALIFICATIONS

Passion for craft beer, specifically for mixed culture/Belgian-style beer.
Self-starter, motivated to work hard and take initiative independently and without supervision.
Excellent time management skills - works strategically and is able to prioritize tasks and projects to achieve optimal success.
Must be able to work flexible shifts with varying hours, up to and including weekends if necessary
Positive attitude: Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
Mechanical aptitude
The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Prior professional craft brewing experience in a production environment.
Fermentation/Brewing degree or certificate from an accredited institution preferred.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Proven ability to produce high-quality, consistent craft beer.
Comprehensive understanding of yeast and bacterial fermentations.
Fluent in safe chemical handling and knowledge of proper usage of PPE.
Proficiency with computers and associated programs (Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Sheets, etc.) and ability to quickly and accurately execute data entry and paperwork.
Must have reliable vehicle to use for work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to climb stairs both inside and outside and frequently lift 55 lbs. and occasionally up to 165 lbs.
Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs.
Able to work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise, sometimes slippery floors
Ability to tolerate a high-level work pace that is typical for a production Brewery
Able to stand for prolonged periods of time and to work 8-10 on your feet

COMPENSATION

Base salary commensurate upon experience.
One week paid vacation after 6 mo. of continued employment; two weeks paid vacation after second full year of employment.
Opportunity for advancement in a growing company.



Please send resume and cover letter to: charles@littlebeastbrewing.com

www.littlebeastbrewing.com