Brewer - 3rd Shift Weekends

Great Lakes Brewing Company

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Position: Brewer
11:00pm Thursday - 7:00am Friday
11:00pm Friday - 11:00am Saturday
11:00pm Saturday - 11:00am Sunday
11:00pm Sunday - 7:00am Monday
Grade: 16
Location: Cleveland, OH
Reports to: Shift Supervisor directly; Brewmaster indirectly
Job Level: Mid-level (non-supervisory); non-exempt

This role will focus on managing day-to-day operations of the brewhouse and related support functions / raw materials (grains, hops, etc.) with prioritized focus on Safety, Quality, Productivity and Sanitation for assigned shift, ensuring appropriate follow-ups on prior shift carry-over items and detailed, clear communication to management team and next shift brewer.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Thorough & timely communication with shift supervisor, maintenance, lab & cellar personnel for effective and efficient shift execution
  • Participate in shift kick-off meetings and ensure effective shift change meetings with on-coming / off-going brewers
  • Document events and results of shift, communicating to all stakeholders in defined processes
  • Manage wort production in the 75 barrel brewhouse through all steps
  • Maintain quality parameters at all times, documenting all exceptions
  • CIP of 75 bbl brewhouse, documenting critical control points
  • Work with prescribed cleaning chemicals, based upon established usage, OSHA, and MSDS requirements 
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the brewhouse and related areas
  • Data entry for 75 bbl brews in all applicable systems
  • Track inventory of malt and hops, communicating discrepancies in timely manner
  • Provide required samples for laboratory analyses
  • Clean and maintain brewing safety equipment
  • Monitor brewing equipment mechanical and operational integrity; document maintenance issues to appropriate personnel
  • Responsible for completion of all brewing reports
  • Attend and contribute to process and staff meetings 
  • Proactive involvement with other responsibilities and project work, as assigned

Required Skills and Experience


  •  Bachelor’s degree in science or technically related field of study Work Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Three years of work experience in brewing industry
  • Ability to work independently and make data based decisions & judgment calls
  • Ability to operate in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a faced pace environment
  • Ability to influence others in a positive and supportive manner
  • Experience with computer systems and able to function in Microsoft Office software suite
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended hours as needed
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 55 pounds

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Understands and utilizes Appreciative Inquiry
  • Understands Lean principles with a focus on processes
  • In-depth knowledge of brewing raw materials, suppliers & industry
  • Five years of experience in brewing industry, preferably in brewing operations related roles
  • Understanding of cellar operation, with ability to assist cellar personnel in cellar operation and troubleshooting


  • Brewing or related certification from a recognized organization highly preferred.

We look forward to reviewing your application!
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