Brewer/Cellarman

Great North Aleworks


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JOB TITLE: Brewer/Cellarman
LOCATION: Great North Aleworks, Manchester, NH
REPORTS TO: Head Brewer/Cellar Manager
POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Hourly Non-Exempt 
SHIFT: Dynamic to include nights and weekends

POSITION SUMMARY: Primarily a brewing position with secondary duties to include cellaring as necessary. Responsible for following established SOPs and best practices in order to produce high quality beer.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Operation of a 20 barrel brewhouse.
  • Directly responsible for maintaining quality standards in all areas of brewing and cellaring.
  • Maintain a sanitary and micro-biologically stable work environment through Clean in Place (CIP) procedures and solid general housekeeping practices.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Occasional yeast handling, including harvesting, laboratory cell counts, and pitching.
  • Occasionally monitor and record fermentations including routine analysis of in-process beer.
  • Centrifuge operation.
  • Carbonate beer and prepare for it for packaging.
  • Continual lifting, dragging, carrying, and manipulating of hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs requiring standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout the duration of shift.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and infrastructure in collaboration with other brewers and maintenance staff.
  • Aid in the professional development of new brewers.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

MATERIALS/MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Computer and other process automation systems
  • Brewing raw materials including water, hops, malt, and yeast
  • Cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
  • Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment
  • Fork lift/aerial lift

IMPORTANT SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Positive outlook and attitude.
  • Ability to maintain productivity with limited supervision.
  • Maintain high safety and quality standards.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to manage multiple processes at one time.
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills.
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments according to schedule.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery.
  • Work shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a commercial brewery as a brewer.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the brewing process.
  • Have a basic understanding of good cellar practices.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 lbs. 
  • Full dexterity, and use of senses to identify potential hazards.
  • Must be able to participate in critical assessment of beers. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • Typical brewery environment: frequently high levels of noise, wet/slippery conditions, cold/hot climate.
  • The employee regularly works with hazardous materials.
  • The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.
  • The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, and steam.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS: Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@greatnorthaleworks.com

No drop-ins please.

Great North Aleworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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