Great Rhythm Brewing Company - Portsmouth, NH

Position: Brewer
Job Type: Full-Time

Who We Are

Founded in 2012, Great Rhythm Brewing Company specializes in producing flavorfully hoppy beer. In August of 2016 the company opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art brewing facility and open concept tasting room, located on the picturesque North Mill Pond in downtown Portsmouth, NH.

Where You Come In
Great Rhythm Brewing Company is growing and currently seeking a full-time Brewer to join our team. This position is responsible for performing a wide range of brewing, cellaring, packaging, and general cleaning and organizing tasks. This position requires a great deal of flexibility and training in every aspect of brewing, cellaring and packaging. The right candidates will have 2+ years of production brewing experience and a strong interest in developing their brewing and cellaring skills.

Positioin Responsibilities (Brewing):
* Learn, understand and execute brewing operations according to standard operating procedures
* Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to brewing operations
* Keep and maintain detailed brewing records
* CIP brewhouse and ancillary equipment
* Train new brewing personnel in accordance with standard operating procedures and best practices
* Keep and maintain raw material records for hops, malt, yeast, and other brewing ingredients

Position Responsibilities (Cellar):
* Monitor fermentation by reading and logging gravities, pH, yeast cell density, and temperature of beer daily
* Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to cellar operations
* CIP fermenters and brite tanks
* Maintain and evaluate cleanliness and functionality of all gaskets, valves and tank fittings
* Aseptically transfer beer to brite tanks and aseptically transfer yeast to fermenters
* Perform assessment of fermenting beer for appropriate processing, including but not limited to dry hopping, crashing tanks and removing yeast
* Maintain a sanitary environment, which includes but not limited to cleaning floors, walls, tanks, and other brewing equipment
* Train new personnel in proper equipment operation

Position Responsibilities (Packaging):
* Learn, understand and execute packaging operations according to standard operating procedures
* Assist in the implementation and documentation of SOPs as they relate to packaging operations
* Keep and maintain packaging records
* CIP canning line and kegging equipment
* Train new canning line and kegging personnel in proper machine operation and safety procedures
* Recognize low fills and improperly filled/packaged product
* Organize inventory of finished beer, bulk cans, cardboard, can ends, labels, and all other packaging supplies

Ancillary Responsibilities:
* Operate a forklift (will train)
* Enthusiastically attend brewery related events and represent brewery appropriately
* Conduct occasional tours and interact with general public
* Assist in staff sensory training
* Perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:
* 2+ years of production brewing experience with demonstrated understanding of the brewing process and equipment involved
* Basic lab skills such as yeast cell counting with understanding of QA and QC tests and best practices required
* Formal Brewing education a plus but not required
* Attention to detail and safety
* Able to work in a team environment
* Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
* Be self-motivated
* Possess mechanical aptitude
* Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently without loss of attention to quality
* Flexible schedule both hours of availability and days of week
* Must be able to repeatedly stretch, kneel, bend, twist, push, pull, stand, walk for duration of the shift, lift 55+ pounds
* Work in hot, cold, wet, humid, and sometimes moderately loud environments

What’s In It for You?
* Work in a fun and creative environment with other passionate people
* Competitive Compensation Package
* Paid time off
* Employee discounts
* Most importantly perhaps FREE beer!

Qualified, interested and dynamic individuals should please submit their cover letter and resume to with the subject “Production Brewer Application”.