Head Brewer - San Francisco
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THE BREWER'S DUTIES / JOB DESCRIPTION
Below are listed examples of some of the job responsibilities of a Beach Chalet/Park Chalet Brewer:
Daily duties.Take level readings on the serving tanks.Monitor sugar decrease in fermenters.Monitor pressure build up in fermentersMonitor quality and temperature of fermenting beers.Monitor quality, flavor and carbonation of serving beers.Monitor usage of serving beers.Filter finished beer when beer is aged enough in the fermenter.Keg off the old beer in the server.Brew beer when a fermenter is empty.Monitor and make rootbeer.Manage and monitor everything listed below.Rearrange production schedule as necessary daily.Reschedule both Brewer's time as necessary.Keep inside of Brewery windows clean at all times
Weekly duties.InventoryLab Work.Clean beer linesCreate brew/filter production schedule.Fill out and email Weekly Beer Management Report to ownership.Bottle product
Semi-monthly duties.Federal BATF excise taxes.Update Tax Spreadsheet.Go through outside keg sheets, make calls and send notices.
Monthly duties.Federal BATF excise taxes.State excise taxes (OLCC or ABC).Update Tax Spreadsheet.Represent Beach Chalet at small brewer association meetings. Clean silo.
Bi-monthly duties.Take delivery of malt in silo. Take delivery of specialty malt. Verify order and sort by type for future inventory taking.
Quarterly duties.Scrub inside of Hopper.Deep-clean outsides of tanks, floors, etc.
Semi-annual duties.Preventative maintenance acid washing and re-passivation of all tanks. (Including mash screens and DE Filter.)Take valves apart for cleaning.
Irregularly scheduled duties.Attend and work at beer festivals, promoting Beach Chalet. (Get everything ready - beer, jockeybox, CO2, coasters, banner, displays & literature.)Talk to the media.Talk to the public (our customers or people passing through).Personally answer inquiries from breweriana collectors.Personally answer inquiries from microbrew enthusiasts.Give tours.Teach managers & bartenders to give tours if possible.Give speeches to local service clubs, conferences, etc.Read brewing periodicals to keep up with technology.Keep ears open for possible future competition in your area.Deal with Beach Chalet insurance people, local and regional regulators, and any other authority a brewery must deal with regularly or at irregular intervals.Coordinate schedule of new managers and bartenders to brew one day in the brewhouse with you.
Manage the Brewery.Design new beer recipes.Monitor customer's comments and raw materials in order to modify current regular beer recipes when necessary, and permission has been granted to do so.Hire, train, and if necessary, fire Assistant Brewers.Have knowledge of total operations: All equipment.Have knowledge of total operations: All Systems and ProceduresDesign new procedures when necessary, and permission has been granted to do so.Inform Ownership of any new procedures.Inform Ownership of any quality control problems.Inform Ownership of beer scheduling problems. (ie: running out of beer.)Do whatever the Owners or Dee ask you to do, unless it is illegal.
Manage OSHA.Keep the MSDS binder up-to-date.Hold monthly safety meetings.Keep records of safety meetings and topics.Schedule OSHA Consulting (not Inspection!) to come and consult onHealth and Safety (not Ergonomic).Follow recommendations to keep in compliance.Try to stay abreast of new requirements/regulations.If possible, try to involve General Manager and Kitchen Manager in safety meetings, since the law requires Company-Wide safety meetings be held quarterly.
Manage Supplies.Keep track of beer raw materials. (malt, hops, yeast, fruit, etc.)Keep track of rootbeer supplies. (rootbeer extract, sugar.)Keep track of brewing supplies. (bungs, filters, chemicals, etc.)Keep track of lab supplies. Keep track of safety supplies. (rubber boots & gloves, band aids, goggles, etc.)
Manage Beer Production.Keep all beers on tap at all times.Produce finished beer for the pub.Produce kegged beer for accounts and dock sales.Monitor volume beer sales.Predict volume beer sales (and dock sales).Keep Cask Conditioned beer on tap Thurs.- Sat. minimum.Produced Cask beer for the pub.Monitor volume Cask sales.Predict volume Cask sales.Keep an adequate amount of Cask beer on stillage, conditioning for future use.Schedule production according to monitored and predicted beer levels.Brew, filter, keg, and cask beer according to the above schedule.
Manage Cooperage. (For cask, in-house, & future sales kegs.) Paint numbers on all kegs and taps.Teach bartenders/managers to keep a written record of who checks out which keg or tap.Call people on the phone to remind them to return their kegs and taps.Mail postcards (written notices) after 1 month.
Ordering. (Develop relationship with suppliers, get best prices, etc.)Raw materials.Rootbeer supplies.Brewing supplies.Lab supplies.Safety supplies.Supplies for the bar. (To-go bottles, caps, box set-ups, filling tubes.)Kegs and Taps.Office supplies. (sometimes)Service suppliers. (beerline cleaning, etc.)
Cleaning Schedules.See the Seasonal Maintenance and Cleaning Schedule for a more complete list.General cleaning of fermenters and servers.Preventative maintenance cleaning of fermenters, servers, kettle, liquor back, mash tun, filter, keg washer, etc.Kegs.Party taps.Exterior of tanks and brewery walls.Floors and drains.Mill room.Any off-site warehouse.
Trouble Shooting.Preventative maintenance.Invent gadgets and apparatus to get the job done.Fix anything that breaks, if you can.If you can't fix it, hire someone who can fix it.
Represent Beach and Park ChaletAnytime you are in public and someone asks what you do.At local small brewer's association meetings. (Most other attendees are owners.)At Master Brewers Association of the Americas meetings.At local beer tastings and regional/national festivals.When writing articles for national magazines.As speaker for local clubs and national conferences.To the local and national media.