Head Brewer

Charlotte, NC Brewery


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Title: CHARLOTTE, NC BREWERY SEEKING HEAD OF BREWERY OPERATIONS

Our 10,500 square-foot facility will house a taproom, 6,500 sq-ft of brew house space (15 bbl system), and an outdoor patio with approximately 2,300 sq-ft of additional seating area.  We are located near downtown in an established and walkable neighborhood, surrounded by office, retail, and single and multi-family residential developments. 

We’re looking for a strong team player who has had substantial previous experience in a production brewery, can communicate effectively and efficiently, is mechanically adept, is technically proficient in brewing procedures, is boldly creative, and has a passion for this industry. See below for more streamlined job requirements.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Responsible for all brewing, scheduling, inventory, cellaring, packaging and QA/QC.

  • Maintain inventory and ordering of raw materials and chemicals required to produce sufficient beer for the Taproom/restaurant and any outside sales (will most likely be a 70/30 split between the two)

  • Set the production and personnel schedules based on needs and sales projections

  • Perform and schedule maintenance and repairs to minimize brewery down time

  • Hire/train junior production employees (including safety training)

  • Maintain a clean, safe and well-organized facility

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Maintain all brewery equipment including, but not limited to, brew system, fermenters, keg washer, chemical storage, lab equipment, grain milling equipment.

  • Consult with contractors during final construction of the brewhouse.

  • Consult and assist with glycol draft system equipment selection and supervision of installation.

  • Consulting with owners on initial batch releases and brewing smaller batches on pilot system before brew house is delivered.

  • Assisting management team with necessary events and social media efforts.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS DESIRED:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in a production brewery

  • Proven mechanical/electronics experience with beer production machinery

  • Project management and equipment installation experience

  • Depth of knowledge of beer production, storage and packaging

  • Excellent record keeping, attention to detail and communication skills

  • Enthusiasm and strong personal knowledge of the microbrewery industry and market

  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office

  • Experience with Ekos software systems or Orchestrated Beer

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels within the organization

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible

  • Ability to regularly lift, push, or pull up to 65 pounds

Competitive salary (will be based upon experience), standard benefits, and willing to negotiate ownership/equity-based plan that will be discussed at greater depth during the interview process. Please send a cover letter and resume to charlottebrewery@gmail.com. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

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