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    Assistant Brewer needed in northern Minnesota

    Hello!
    We are looking to hire a Cellar Person/Assistant Brewer as soon as possible. We operate a 20bbl production brewery with a small kitchen on the North Shore of Lake Superior in beautiful Grand Marais. There is a detailed job description below but for the most part the position is exactly what you would expect for an assistant/cellar person...mostly cleaning. Ideally the right candidate will be capable of wort production and lab work as well.
    Housing is a challenge in our little town (thanks AirBNB) so please research housing before considering the position and be familiar with the climate in our area. The quality of life here is excellent given all the opportunity for outdoor recreation. If you are into the outdoors and this is one of the best places to live and to brew.
    Pay depends on experience however we are willing to train an entry level candidate under the right circumstances.
    Please contact me directly with any questions evan@voyageurbrewing.com (843) 754-2654



    Assistant Brewer Job Description
    The position will be mostly full-time and require flexible hours. The assistant brewer will learn from the Head Brewer how to perform various tasks to facilitate daily production requirements at the Brewery, including packaging, cleaning, facility maintenance, raw materials/cooperage/packaging logistics, etc. Operation and upkeep of equipment, and maintaining quality control throughout all aspects of the Brewing and Cellar processes will be a focus for this position.
    • Follow SOP’s and understanding of specific beer process terminologies
    • Basic understanding of Brewing and Cellaring (Cellaring duties listed below) processes along with an understanding of CIP and sanitation techniques.
    • Perform daily job duties including, but not limited to: CIP, malt milling, wort production, fermentation monitoring, general cleaning and sensory analysis.
    • Monitoring of individual batches and fermentation of FV’s, records batch performance and raw material quality & performance.
    •Comfortable working with chemicals of varying composition and maintaining adherence to safety standards at all times during routine cleaning of brewing equipment.
    •Must be able and willing to work a variable shift schedule that is dependent upon the operational needs of the Brewery which may require working extended shifts and Holidays.
    •Follow all company policies & procedures, reflect organizational core values and strive to maintain a clean and safe working environment at all times.
    •Ability to frequently reach, twist, stoop, crouch, stand and walk for 8-10 hour shifts. Must be able to lift up to 75lbs and maneuver kegs that can weight up to 180 lbs.
    •Proficient at safely operating a forklift in tight spaces
    •Perform duties under little or no supervision in a timely manner and with acceptable quality
    •Performs other duties as assigned including but not limited to:
    - cleans and organizes the draft cooler
    - Assists in staff education
    - Represents Voyageur Brewing Company at local beer events
    - Bi-Weekly line cleanings
    - Discusses any and all brewery issues with Head brewer
    - Other tasks as assigned

    Cellar Operations:
    - Racking 20 and 40 bbl batches
    - Carbonating Beer/monitoring CO2 levels of product
    - CIP for brite tanks and fermenters per brewery procedures
    - Maintains a spotless brewery
    - Keeps brewery equipment organized
    - Keg cleaning
    - Assisting with and packaging beer in cans and kegs
    Last edited by BrewerEvan; 01-16-2020 at 03:19 PM.

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