Shift Brewer (NYC)

Five Boroughs Brewing Co.

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Five Boroughs Brewing Co. is a New York City brewery and taproom in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. We produce high-quality craft beers that embody the dynamic spirit of New York City, a place where aspirations are limited only by what you are able to brew up in your head. Five Boroughs Brewing Co. aims to celebrate and encourage the exploration of craft beer and all the wonders the five boroughs of New York City have to offer.

We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated Shift Brewer to join our team in our Sunset Park, Brooklyn brewery and taproom facility.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with all elements of brewhouse operations that include, but are not limited to: grain handling, wort production and spent grain handling
  • Assisting with all elements of cellar operations that include, but are not limited to: yeast handling, beer transfers, operation of centrifuge, dry hopping, tank cleaning and sanitation
  • Cleaning and / or cleaning in place of all equipment, work surfaces, rooms and floors
  • Maintaining the safe and effective operation of brewery equipment and other related machinery
  • Assisting Quality Management staff with fermentation management operations and sampling tanks in accordance with the Quality Management Plan.
  • Working in confined spaces, lifting 55 pounds repeatedly, and moving up to 165 pounds
  • Working with dangerous chemicals while following Standard Operating Procedures and Policies
  • Operating forklifts, pallet jacks and hand trucks
  • Assisting head brewer with any potential projects / tasks that are needed

Our ideal candidate looks something like this:

  • University degree in a related field (Brewing, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a commercial production brewery or brew pub
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and ability to use a computer for data entry, record keeping, E-mail, etc.
  • Collaborative spirit with a hands-on attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Extensive knowledge of beer styles
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Physical demands / Working conditions:

  • Frequent lifting: up to 60 lbs.
  • Frequent moving: up to 165 lbs.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job such as operating production and packaging equipment, driving a forklift, and operating pallet jacks
  • The duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a brewery environment
  • The position generally involves continuous standing, frequent walking, moderate to heavy lifting, moderate to heavy carrying, frequent bending and reaching, frequent climbing of stairs and ladders, and in-person communication

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation will be commensurate with applicant’s previous experience
  • Five Boroughs Brewing Co. prides itself on offering a robust benefits package including health, dental, vision and commuter programs

If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter in PDF format to 

Five Boroughs Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Five Boroughs Brewing Co. encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

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