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Production Brewer

Position Summary:

We are seeking a strong, experienced, organized, enthusiastic, and genuinely awesome craft beer professional for a full-time brewing role with a growing production brewery.  The Production Brewer executes all of the daily operations of the Brewery and is responsible for delivering upon everything that happens to produce quality products, including ensuring operational success within the Brewery.  

As Production Brewer, you will be responsible for delivering upon all aspects of the brewery operations, including occasional external Whetstone Beer Co. events and meetings. Product quality (how it tastes, smells, feels, looks) is the most critical aspect of our production business.

A successful Production Brewer is committed to continuously striving for and delivering outstanding product quality and guest sensory experiences and has a strong passion for craft brewing.

Position Title: Production Brewer

Position Summary: The Production Brewer is a full-time position responsible for the production of wort, cellar work, beer finishing, and packaging on a daily basis. The Production Brewer reports to the Head Brewer.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Production

  • Produce the highest quality beer in a safe and efficient manner
  • Work closely with the Head Brewer to ensure all production meets the strictest quality standards before release
  • Meet and execute production schedules to meet sales demand
  • Maintain sanitation of the facility and ensure clean, sanitary equipment and working environment
  • Maintain raw material inventories
  • Complete, enter, and maintain daily production records
  • Conduct repairs and maintenance on all brewing, cellar, and packaging equipment
  • Proactively manage yeast health and beer fermentations
  • Participate in the pilot beer program, including creating new and unique processes and beer recipes
  • Maintain draft lines / beer coolers
  • Represent Whetstone at beer related events and festivals
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Head Brewer

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a commercial brewery
  • Experience and understanding of preventive maintenance, inventory management, record keeping
  • Experience and understanding of the brewing process, sanitation, yeast health and fermentation and beer transfer and clarification.
  • Experience with brewery quality assurance and quality control plans.
  • Formal brewing education preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A passion for craft beer!
  • Formal brewing education preferred
  • Advanced computer proficiency
  • A self-motivated approach, with strong work ethic, requiring limited oversight
  • Process and results driven leader with demonstrated success managing and achieving operational and financial goals
  • Ability to monitor performance and proactively propose necessary modifications to a plan
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented with process-oriented thinking
  • Strong capacity to both lead and participate in cross-functional teams to define issues and agree on processes, strategies, and outcomes
  • Impeccable leadership and communication skills to a variety of audiences
  • Innate desire to work as a team with a results driven approach to success
  • Ability to lift 65 pounds and move 175 pounds regularly
  • Ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel, and crouch
  • Ability to work in a loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environment frequently

Salary and Benefits

  • 42,000 – 52,000 annual base salary
  • Paid Healthcare, Medical, Vision and Dental
  • 401k with employer match
  • Paid time off (accrual, 2 weeks in year 1)
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Education annual allowance
  • House Account (valid at all Whetstone Brands properties)
  • Discounts (at all Whetstone Brands properties)