Brewer (2nd Shift, Weekend)

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Full Time

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Position: Brewer (2nd Shift, Weekend)
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-11:00pm, Monday & Friday 3:00pm-11:30pm 
Grade: 16
Shift Differential: 7%
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
  • Three years of work experience in brewing industry 
Required Qualifications
  • 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 
Licensure / Certification
  • Brewing or related certification from a recognized organization highly preferred