CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

Brewer

Job Description:
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.

  • Common sense.

  • 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.

Employee Benefits:

  • 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.

To Apply:

Please email your resumé and cover letter to Casey Harris: casey@topatopa.beer

 

Cheers!