Lead Brewer

SeaQuake Brewing


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JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY 


As the Lead Brewer, the primary role will be all brewing operations, including but not limited to brewing, cellar work, packaging product, cleaning kegs, production planning, general cleaning, the operation and upkeep of equipment, and maintaining quality control throughout all aspects of the brewing and cellar processes.  

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS (Performed with or without reasonable accommodation) 

  • Proficient in all areas of brewing / cellaring / packaging / racking production.
    • Complete brewing process in a safe and efficient manner.  This includes, but is not limited to; milling, mashing, and lautering, wort boiling and transferring to fermenter.
    • Maintaining the use of standard operating procedures
    • Monitor pitch and evaluate yeast as needed
    • Monitor supply of raw materials and other inventory items.
    • Monitor gravities, temperatures, and carbonations.
      • Stay current with developing beer styles around the world and help build formulations based on these styles.  Propose new styles of beers with unique brewing processes and ingredients.  Practice “no fear” brewing.   
      • Work closely with other SeaQuake departments and staff to maintain a current and comprehensive understanding of SeaQuake beer offerings, brewery history, beer styles, new releases and culture
      • Provide leadership for the brewery staff through education and training.
      • Create and improve brewery standard operating procedures (SOPs) for every critical step.
      • Build and maintain solid relationships with all vendors.  Maintain a minimum of two vendors for all critical ingredients.
      • Assist with TTB reporting and record keeping 
      • Participate in SeaQuake-themed promotions and educational beer events as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS 


  • Passion – for the craft industry
  • Enthusiastic, Energetic & Self-Motivated 
  • Organized – with excellent time management skills 
  • Team Player – with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interpersonal Skills – ability to actively listen and cooperatively solve problems, relates well to others
  • Innovative/Creative – fresh ideas, ability to think “outside of the box”
  • Personal Integrity – exhibits a high degree of professionalism and commitment to following through and achieving results
  • Effective Communicator – possesses strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Time Management – is able to triage and prioritize both day to day and longer term projects
  • Results Focused – self-motivated, works as hard and long as needed to achieve results


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • High School Diploma or GED required.  
  • Experience in brewing operations is essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, mobile applications and technology 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a clean driving record
  • Tobacco and Drug Free
  • Reliable transportation for work
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening, weekends, and holidays 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand and arm movements frequently
  • Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull, and walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis
  • While primarily an indoor job, must be able to walk outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, snow, heat)
  • Must be able to work in hot, cold, and wet environments
  • Must be able to climb stairs both inside and outside and frequently lift 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to drive vehicles with either a manual and / or automatic transmission
Must be able to use a ladder, i.e., work at heights of 10+’ above grade 

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