Kilowatt Brewing is known for producing eclectic beer styles and providing customers with unique and stimulating experiences in our one-of-a-kind tasting rooms. Creative and interactive lighting permeates throughout the brewery and taprooms featuring rotating artwork created by local artists, along with an extensive collection of black light art that customers can enjoy with or without provided special 3D glasses, hand-built glass infinity mirror rooms, and other unique art installations. Specialty programmed LED lighting allows us to change the lighting color and mood in real-time. Custom-built giant versions of modern, classic, and obscure games of skill are also a trademark of Kilowatt’s tasting room experience. The brewery and tasting room are located at 7576 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in San Diego. A second tasting room is located in Ocean Beach. A third tasting room will be opening early summer 2019 at 406 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. All three tasting rooms typically have 20+ beers on tap which are open 7 days per week. The brewery currently operates a 7 BBL brewhouse with 15 BBL fermenters. www.kilowatt.beer.

Kilowatt Brewing’s organizational culture is one of teamwork, collaboration, and respect for everyone. We strive to make our employees feel they are part of a close-knit family and seek new team members who also embrace these values.

JOB TITLE: Assistant Brewer
REPORTS TO: Head Brewer
EMPLOYEE TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Head Brewer, the Assistant Brewer is responsible for cellaring, fermentation, yeast handling, dryhopping, finishing, draft system management, and clarification. The Assistant Brewer will assist the Head Brewer in the brewing processes as directed, including brewing batches with little to no supervision.

Perform the following as directed by on-shift Brewer(s):
  • Perform tank, wortway and packaging line CIP’s
    Operate Brewhouse for extended periods
    Filter or centrifuge beer
    Dry hop beer
    Carbonate beer
    Take daily gravities, evaluate fermentation progress and schedule future tasks based on status of fermentations
    Maintain cellar records. Use brew production system as primary brewery records tool
    Conduct Quality Assurance and Quality Control work including gravity, cell counts, sampling, yeast dumps and pH checks on product
    Fill casks
    Harvest and pitch yeast
    Clean kegs, barrels, and casks
    Fill kegs, barrels, and casks
    Work on the bottling line
    Clean the brewery facilities
    Clean and maintain the keg washing and milling areas
    Maintain orderly inventory of malt, hops and other brewing supplies as needed.
    Clean organize and stock hops cooler on a weekly basis
    Assist in maintaining inventory of brewery supplies and ingredients
    Assist with maintenance and overall cleanliness of entire brewery and cellar including tank exteriors and floors
    Perform other duties as assigned

  • Completed training/education at an accredited brewing institute or 1 year equivalent experience in a brewing related position in a comparable production brewery.
    Completed apprenticeship in brewing setting preferred
    Must have a valid California drivers license and a good driving record
    Must be able to read/comprehend written and oral instructions in English; read and comprehend safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and product recipes/material identifications.
    Must be able to effectively communicate in English
    Must have manual dexterity sufficient to operate a wide variety of small hand tools, and computer equipment
    General computer and data entry skills in MS Word and Excel preferred.
    Attention to detail
    Enthusiasm and strong personal knowledge of the microbrewery industry and market is preferred
    Ability to work well with superiors and co-workers in a production and office/warehouse environment
    Ability to change tasks quickly and still maintain attention to detail
    Ability to regularly lift, push, or pull over 100 pounds

  • While performing the duties the employee is:
    constantly required to stand
    constantly required to use fine manipulation and simple grasping in order to handle production equipment and to utilize the computer and other standard office equipment such as telephone, fax machines, copiers, etc.
    constantly required to view objects at close and distant ranges
    constantly required to reach computers and other office and machinery
    frequently required to communicate with others
    frequently required to sit
    frequently required to use taste and smell senses
    frequently required to lift and transport items weighing up to 50 lbs
    frequently required to lift and transport items weighing up to 170 lbs

Equipment typically used: Brewhouse and Related Equipment, DE filter, centrifuge, plate filter, Keg washer, keg fill rig, CIP skid, yeast disposal pump, hop elevator, portable pumps, pallet jack, forklift, and computers for record keeping

Note: For the purpose of this summary, occasionally is used to represent up to 1/3 of the time given to the work day, frequently represents 1/3 to 2/3 of the time and constantly represents 2/3 or more of the time.

Employee frequently works in a brewery environment with a moderate amount of noise and activity. The work environment is fast-paced and demanding.

16-24 hours

To apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to beer@kilowatt.beer