Brewmaster

Celis Brewery


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Job Title: Brewmaster

Reports to: Ownership and COO

Come join the Celis Brewery family.  Not only would you be working with the first Texas Craft Brewery & legendary recipes from 1965 to present, but you will also be a part of the up-and-coming North Austin craft community. Celis Brewery is looking to hire a Brewmaster to oversee all brewery operations and personnel. This person should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a track record of managing all production brewing operations at facility of 5,000 annual BBLs or larger. Formal brewing training is a large plus in consideration.

Celis Brewery is nestled in the heart of an area of Austin that is flourishing in craft alcohol, local food, and the new Q2 Stadium within 1 mile to cheer on our home team, the Austin FC.  Celis has a wonderful facility for creating a variety of brews and delighting our guests with wonderful atmosphere.  Our indoor Tap Room is comfortable with big screen TVs, a circle bar, & our Copper Kettle Tank from first opened Celis Brewery.  We have a variety of outdoor seating options, a dog park, and coming soon, a Beer Garden with stage for live music and outside taps.  We love being a team at Celis, working together to produce delicious beers & creating an environment for craft beers lovers to celebrate & all to feel welcome. There’s nothing better than being part of a community that cheers together.

Core duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership, management, and scheduling of all production employees to foster a friendly, professional, and collaborative production team
  • Creation and execution of brewing, cellaring, and packaging schedules
  • Procurement, with the assistance of the Manager of Logistics and Procurement, of all brewery materials
  • Forecasting finished goods inventory needs with the input of other senior management
  • Knowledge and capability to perform, write SOP’s for, and train personnel on all brewery processes, including but not limited to:
    • Brewhouse operation and wort production on a fully automated BrauKon 40 HL brewhouse
    • Data tracking with in-house spreadsheets, brew logs, and Ekos software
    • Raw materials assessment and handling
    • Yeast planning, propagation, and harvesting for serial re-pitching with counting and viability measurement
    • Dry hopping of beer utilizing a BrauKon HopGun
    • CIP of all brewhouse and cellar equipment and general cleanliness tasks
    • Daily fermentation tracking measurements and logging
    • Processing of beer via a centrifuge, inline carbonator, and flash pasteurizer
    • Packaging on a COMAC canning and keg lines
  • Creation of all new brands from conceptualization with all senior management to a finished product
  • Oversight of all QA/QC protocols and maintenance of sanitary standards, with a focus on Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Creation of preventative maintenance schedule and ensure all equipment is performing adequately
  • Manage contract brewing operations, including scheduling, change management, and relationship management
  • Foster continued improvement of all processes to improve ease of use, finished product quality, and cost of goods sold
  • Strong mechanical aptitude to assist in troubleshooting of all equipment issues, including ancillary equipment such as glycol chillers, boilers, and air compressors
  • Be a brand ambassador for Celis Brewery at public events
  • Hold regular meetings and other forms of communication for alignment of staff to company and production initiatives
  • Advocate for and provide assistance in continued education of all production staff in brewing sciences
  • Create and maintain production team sensory analysis program

Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required (with a preference for a focus in brewing-science adjacent fields like biology, chemistry, engineering, etc..)
  • 2+ years of management in a production brewing setting is required
  • 7+ years of production brewing experience with graduating levels of responsibility is highly desired
  • Formal training in brewing sciences, either via undergraduate studies, certification, trade schools, or graduate level work is highly desired
  • Experience with brewing-focused ERP software (i.e. Ekos, OrchestratedBeer, etc..) is helpful
  • A strong focus and history of prioritizing employee safety
  • Experience in creating and maintaining SOP’s
  • Materials procurement and inventory management experience
  • Experience in scheduling the creation of beer from RM procurement to finished goods shipping
  • Experience with contract brewing relationship management
  • Ability to lift 55lbs to approximately waist high and tilt or push up to 200lbs
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time in a physical setting, requiring extended standing, lifting, twisting, and being exposed to hot and cold environments
  • Experience with Excel/Sheets and Word
  • Commitment to quality and collaboration
  • Extremely strong communication and leadership traits
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Flexibility in schedule with early mornings or late evenings as needed to assist in production
  • Ability to enjoy alcohol without abusing it

Benefits:

  • Pay is dependent upon experience
  • Paid holidays and time off
  • Company provided health, dental, and vision insurance option with company contribution
  • Relocation assistance

Please email your resume, references, and cover letter to jobs(at)celisbeers.com.

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