We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, self-starting brewer to join our production team. The Brewer reports to Lead Brewer and is responsible for many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the brewery. S/he plays active roles in brewing, cellaring, packaging, and cleaning. The Brewer will follow brewing procedures and recipes established for, and approved by, Topa Topa Brewing Co.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Raw materials receipt, storage and retrieval for brewing in our brewery software.
Milling up to 2000 pounds in 50-55 pound bag increments, in accordance with a brew/recipe sheet.
Wort production and hopping to correct sugar and hop concentrations as dictated by the recipe/brew sheet.
Filling out brew logs, noting any discrepancies, and performing associated math equations such as mixing ratios and serial dilutions.
Correctly engaging/disengaging valve and frequency drives associated with the brewhouse.
Spent grain removal, from the side manway of the brew house.
Dry hopping the prescribed amount of hops to a designated fermenter via the top port of the tank. (requires the careful operation on a ladder at heights up to 15 feet or catwalk)
Recirculating dry hopped tanks.
Yeast management, including the harvesting and/or pitching of yeast from the prescribed fermenter/brink while following sanitary procedures.
Following SOP to clean the brewhouse, fermenting and brite tanks.
Safely handling cleaning chemicals, and using the prescribed amount for each task.
Transferring or filtering beer from fermenter to brite tank in a sanitary manner under balanced pressure, and correctly assembling/disassembling of the bag filter as needed.
Applying the correct pressure and volume of compressed CO2 gas to brite tanks for carbonation and displacement of beer as it is being packaged.
Manually kegging beer.
Using the associated equipment to fill or empty wooden casks, kegs, barrels, etc., and safely moving vessels on their storage rack with a forklift.
General cleaning of horizontal, vertical and sub-grate surfaces.
Other tasks may be assigned as needed.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application.
Minimum 2 years of commercial production brewery experience.
Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude.
Good interpersonal skills and team spirit.
Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack.
The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company.
Evening, weekend, holiday availability required.
Must adhere to company’s policies and procedures.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Able to both work and thrive in a high-stress environment that has a quiet to moderate noise level.
Able to read and follow written English instructions.
Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot.
Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors.
Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards.
Able to stand for prolonged periods.
Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs.
Able to manipulate valves and clamps.
Able to regularly lift/carry 44-pound boxes.
Able to regularly lift/carry 55-pound bags above waist level.
Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools.
Able to lift/move 165 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance.
Able to proficiently stack and move barrels on barrel racks.
Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles.
Competitive rate for an experienced individual with the right skills.
PTO 2 weeks to start, Sick Leave 3 days, and paid holidays.
And well, of course, beer…
Topa Topa Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.
Please email your resumé and cover letter to Casey Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org