Brewer / Cellarperson
Kings County Brewers Collective
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Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) is looking to hire an experienced, organized, and generally awesome person to serve as one of our Brewer/Cellar Persons. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing brewery in Brooklyn (just under 4 years old) and contribute directly to its growth and success.
As one of our Brewer/Cellar Persons, you will be responsible for wort production, cellar duties, cleaning, sanitation & general brewery maintenance, under the direction of our Head Brewer and KCBC ownership team.
Your main goals are:
Help our team to create the best beer possible, always.
Constantly and consistently adhere to all SOPs with the utmost integrity and meticulous attention to detail.
Stay up-to-date with the latest information related to brewing science, consumer trends, and industry technology, and play an active role in our mission to continuously optimize our process & product.
Execute daily brewing and cellar activities--including but not limited to:
Vessel CIP and sanitation?
Handling raw materials
Dry hopping and other secondary ingredient additions?
Transferring and carbonating beer?
Graining out and brewhouse CIP
Additional tasks related to brewing and cellaring beer?
Monitoring fermentation (gravity, pH, cell counts, etc.)?
Maintaining accurate and legible records?
Assisting with bottling, canning, packaging, and keg cleaning? as needed
Loading and unloading delivery trucks as needed
Maintaining an orderly and safe work environment overall?
Ensuring that the production area is kept exceptionally clean and organized
Lots of cleaning!?
Other miscellaneous duties, as needed
2+ years experience in a similar role in a packaging brewery is required. A formal brewing education is desirable but will not replace the professional experience requirement?
Strong knowledge of the brewing process
Ability to strictly follow recipes and standard operating procedures?
Must be able to work in a non-temperature controlled environment, properly handle hazardous materials, and operate complex machinery.?
Must possess high quality standards and be able to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision?
Must be HIGHLY focused on cleanliness and proper sanitation?
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. The job may also require occasional travel to and participation in trade shows and beer related events?
Must be meticulously organized and punctual, with outstanding multi-tasking and time management skills?
Must be able to bend over, twist, kneel, climb stairs and ladders, stand for the duration of a shift, shovel hot grain, lift 55+ pounds repeatedly, safely handle hot and cold liquids, safely handle cleaning/sanitizing chemicals, and safely handle oak barrels. ?This is a labor-intensive, highly-physical position.
Must have basic computer skills and aptitude, specifically working with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps. Experience with Slack and Ekos Brewery Management software is a plus.
Must pass pre-employment background check?
Must be 21 years of age or older and have proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.?
Must be awesomely passionate about craft beer!
This is a full-time salaried position and will occasionally require weekend, late-night, and holiday work.
All staff receive:
80 hours paid time off (hours accrued weekly and can be used after 60 day probationary period (max 80 hours / yr)
5 days sick leave (max 40 hours / yr)
6 paid holidays (New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day)
Medical, Dental, Vision benefits after 60 days of employment. *50% of Oscar Silver plan paid by KCBC, 50% paid by employee
Option to participate in company 401K plan (100% employer match for up to 4% of employee’s annual salary)
Brewery perks! Draft beer, cans, KCBC merch, etc.
Stipend for safety-toe work boots/shoes (required to wear while working)
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
KCBC is a 15-bbl craft brewery and taproom located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The company is owned and operated by a trio of brewers who have joined forces to create a wide variety of well-balanced, high-quality beers—including crushable lagers, hoppy IPAs, exotic sours, traditional styles, and more.