Brewer - Wrightsville Beach Brewery (Wilmington, NC)
Wrightsville Beach Brewery, in Wilmington, North Carolina, is seeking a full time Brewer. Hiring will be at either Assistant Brewer or Production Brewer level depending on experience. We operate a 20 bbl, 3 vessel brewhouse and brew into 5, 20 and 40 BBL tanks. The production team supports an award winning brewpub and beer garden/music venue and distributes to much of Southeast NC. We are in our third year of operation and exhibit steady growth with many exciting possibilities on the horizon. Our ideal candidate will be looking for an opportunity to grow with us in a collaborative brewing environment.

Job Summary:
Brewer will work under the direction of the Director of Brewing Operations and be involved in all aspects of working in a production facility including wort production, fermentation and cellaring, CIP and transfers, yeast management, as well as packaging both in cans and for draught. This is a mentally and physically challenging position that requires exceptional motivation and excellent professionalism. The brewer will be safety-minded, efficient, quality-focused, have a great work ethic, a positive attitude and be part of small, efficient and diverse team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Brewing, transferring and cellaring beer.
• CIP tanks, cellar equipment and brewhouse.
• Harvest, pitch and manage yeast.
• Dry-hop and fine beers.
• Mill and stage recipes accurately.
• Maintain workplace safety while upholding quality standards.
• Continually lift, drag, carry and manipulate hoses, parts, pumps, buckets and reservoirs.
• Maintain accurate and legible records.
• Sanitation of all beer contact surfaces and equipment.
• Work in a collaborative environment with coworkers to develop seasonal beers, experimental beers, flavor infusions, and barrel aged beers.
• Assist in barrel maintenance, for both clean and sour beer production.
• Packaging in kegs and working on the canning line
• Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
• Preferred experience of 2 years in a brewery with 2000+ bbl/yr.
• Ability to multitask and manage time while being detail oriented.
• Excellent troubleshooting skills.
• Strong mechanical background.
• Passion for craft beer and knowledge of the industry.
• Ability to work both independently and within a diverse team environment as a leader and problem solver.
• Ability to work in high pressure situations, while maintaining professionalism and composure.
• Ability to learn quickly and apply new procedures and skills.
• Needs to be self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
• Is generally happy and can have fun, even on high stress and demanding days.
• Reliable transportation.

Physical Demands
• Standing for long periods of time.
• Frequent walking, bending, twisting, kneeling, climbing, stooping, crawling and crouching.
• Must be able to correctly lift up to 55 lbs to shoulder height and push or pull up to 160 lbs.
• Use of ladders.
• Use hands, fingers to wrist and maintain fine digit manipulation and must be able to fully extend arms.
• Must be able to maintain adequate vision (with or without corrected lenses). Adequate peripheral vision is also necessary for safety purposes as are depth, distance, and ability to focus.
• In performance of job duties, employee is routinely required to communicate effectively with coworkers and make detailed notes on cellar sheets.
• Physical ability to handle pallets of inventory that weigh up to 2,200 lb. using a pallet jack.
• Must be able to work in hot, cold, wet, loud, and unpredictable environment.
• Must be able to work around steam, electricity, harsh chemicals, and solvents.
• Ability to perform repetitive tasks in a production-line setting.
• This position may come into direct contact with hazardous materials such as chemicals, noise and equipment. Hazardous materials include CO2 as well as loud noises as part of the brewing process.

Salary and Benefits:
We offer competitive pay for the right candidates, discounts at the brewpub, and a M-F work schedule with weekends free to enjoy our beautiful coast.

Equal Opportunity:
Wrightsville Beach Brewery is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

Please send cover letter and resume to brewer@wbbeer.com with title “Brewer Position” in subject line. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled.