JOB TITLE: Brewer
LOCATION: Great North Aleworks, Manchester, New Hampshire
REPORTS TO: Head Brewer
POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Hourly Non-Exempt
SHIFT: Dynamic to include nights and weekends

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for completing all of the day-to-day activities necessary to make high quality beer. Position is primarily brewing with secondary duties to include cellaring.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Operation of a 20 barrel brewhouse.
  • Directly responsible for maintaining quality standards in all areas of brewing.
  • Maintain a sanitary and micro-biologically stable work environment through Clean in Place (CIP) procedures and solid general housekeeping practices.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Occasional yeast handling, including harvesting, laboratory cell counts, and pitching.
  • Monitor and record fermentations including routine analysis of in-process beer.
  • Centrifuge/filter operation.
  • Carbonate beer and prepare for it for packaging.
  • Continual lifting, dragging, carrying, and manipulating of hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs requiring standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout the duration of shift.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and infrastructure in collaboration with other brewers and maintenance staff.
  • Aid in the professional development of new brewers.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

MATERIALS/MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:
  • Computer and other process automation systems
  • Brewing raw materials including water, hops, malt, and yeast
  • Cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
  • Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment
  • Fork lift/aerial lift

IMPORTANT SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Positive outlook and attitude.
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to manage multiple processes at one time.
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments according to schedule.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery.
  • Work shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:
  • 1+ years experience in a commercial brewery as a Brewer.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the brewing process.
  • Outstanding communication and problem solving skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
  • Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to participate in critical assessment of beers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The work environment is usually that of a brewery.
  • The employee regularly works with hazardous materials.
  • The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.
  • The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, and steam.
  • The employee must frequently work using methods following sanitary handling best practices.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS:
Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@greatnorthaleworks.com with the subject line ‘Brewer’.

Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Great North Aleworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.