Brewer

Topa Topa Brewing Company


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Topa Topa Brewing Company
Brewer

Job Description:

We are looking for a self-motivated, hard working, dedicated individual to join our Production team! The Brewer reports to Lead Brewer and is responsible for many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the brewery. S/he plays active roles in brewing, cellaring, packaging, and cleaning. The Brewer will follow brewing procedures and recipes established for, and approved by, Topa Topa Brewing Co. 

The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for independent craft beer and be motivated to grow within the Company and stay for the long term.

 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Wort production on a 4-vessel semi-automated brewhouse 

  • Correctly engaging/disengaging valve and frequency drives associated with the brewhouse

  • Filling out brew logs, noting any discrepancies, and performing associated math equations such as mixing ratios and serial dilutions

  • Milling up to 2000 pounds in 50-55 pound bag increments, in accordance with a brew/recipe sheet

  • Raw materials receipt, storage and retrieval for brewing in our brewery software

  • Dry hopping the prescribed amount of hops to a designated fermenter via hop cannon or the top port of the tank (requires the careful operation on a ladder at heights up to 15 feet)

  • Recirculating dry hopped tanks

  • Yeast management, including the harvesting and/or pitching of yeast from the prescribed fermenter/brink while following sanitary procedures

  • Following SOP to clean the brewhouse, fermenting and brite tanks

  • Safely handling cleaning chemicals, and using the prescribed amount for each task

  • Centrifuging from fermenter to brite tank in a sanitary manner under balanced pressure

  • Applying the correct pressure and volume of compressed CO2 gas to brite tanks for carbonation and displacement of beer as it is being packaged

  • Running operation of a rotary canning line

  • Manually kegging beer

  • Using the associated equipment to fill or empty wooden casks, kegs, barrels, etc., and safely moving vessels on their storage rack with a forklift. 

  • General cleaning of horizontal, vertical and sub-grate surfaces

  • Ability to perform tasks that may not be reflected above with a positive attitude

 

Required Experience:

Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application

  • Minimum 2 years of commercial production brewery experience

  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude

  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit

  • Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack

  • Common sense

  • The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company

  • Evening, weekend, holiday availability required

  • Must adhere to company’s policies and procedures


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Able to both work and thrive in a high-stress environment that has a quiet to moderate noise level

  • Able to read and follow written English instructions

  • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot

  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors

  • Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards

  • Able to stand for prolonged periods

  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs

  • Able to manipulate valves and clamps

  • Able to regularly lift/carry 44-pound boxes

  • Able to regularly lift/carry 55-pound bags above waist level

  • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools

  • Able to lift/move 165 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance

  • Able to proficiently stack and move barrels on barrel racks

  • Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles


Pay and Benefits:

  • This is a full-time position

  • Pay commensurate with experience

  • 1-2 pints after shift 

  • A Growler fill per shift 

  • A keg per month 

  • A case per month 

  • 40% off all merchandise 

  • $300 monthly taproom tab

  • Two weeks paid time off

  • Sick leave

  • More free beer than you can probably ever consume and good vibes to boot

 

 Topa Topa Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.


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