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The Cellarperson at Hi-Wire Brewing is responsible for ensuring the highest quality product is released to packaging in a timely fashion. This is a permanent full-time, first shift position. In order to help ensure all aspects of this position are performed as expected, measurable metrics will be provided along with regularly scheduled performance reviews. This position reports to the Head of Cellar/Quality Control.
We are an award-winning brewery located in Asheville, NC that specializes in approachable and balanced lagers and ales.
Learn, understand and execute cellaring procedures according to Hi-Wire’s SOPs
Work closely with the Head of of Cellar/Quality Control, Operations Manager, and Head Brewer
Communicate with the packaging crew when beer is ready to be packaged
CIP transfer lines and transfer beers as scheduled using a Westfalia centrifuge with inline carbonation.
Clean all tanks that are empty, dirty, and need to be cleaned
Complete fermentation checks by measuring and recording gravity, pH, and temperature
Occasionally complete yeast cell counts and viability checks, calculating the amount of yeast needed to fully ferment the day's brew as assigned
Harvest yeast as needed
In absence of Head of of Cellar/Quality Control, be able to complete appropriate planning to ensure that there is a viable yeast source available for weekly brewing including safeguarding yeast source from being dry hopped or sullied with additives (ex. coffee) that may prevent use
Dispose of excess yeast which is not suitable for reuse
Add ingredients to fermenting or finished beer in a sanitary and efficient manner
Assist in the cleaning of the cellar areas and the washing of equipment, floors and tools to comply with company and government sanitation standards
Contribute to improvements and processes required to gain efficiency and quality
Participate in safety and maintenance program
Complete other tasks accurately as assigned by management within specified time frames
Hi-Wire Brewing offers competitive pay, health/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, and ample paid time off.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
1 year experience in a production brewery
Knowledge of cellar program
Writing and math skills necessary to accurately complete a dilution calculations, volume, flow, density, weight, length, pressure and other unit conversions, calculate beer volumes/losses, and alcohol content
Exceptional time management skills
Exceptional multitasking/prioritizing skills
Strong attention to detail
Problem solver with grace under pressure
Ability to adapt/think on your feet
Positive, “can-do” attitude
Ability to work well with others
A flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends
Strong overall understanding of safety procedures, regulations and requirements, including forklift operation
Must be able to continually lift 65 pounds
Must have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouch
The ability to work near moving parts and machinery
The ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently
Hi-Wire Brewing Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.