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Wachusett Brewing Company is looking for an experienced commercial brewer  to work  3am- 11 am, with hands-on operational experience, ready to learn all aspects of a mid-sized brewery. The ideal candidate will be passionate about, committed to and be relentless on product -quality.

Responsibilities: 

·         Ensure all safety protocols are observed in brewing and cellaring

·         Complete tracking and recording key measurements during the process

·         Review and follow all brewhouse and cellar SOP’s

·         Offer insight on troubleshooting, technical maintenance, and adherence to SOP’s

·         Work and communicate well across all levels of a brewery operation (management, packaging, customer, suppliers, etc.)

·         Collect data relative to brewing and cellaring for the QA department

·         Offer suggestions on process improvements to brewing techniques

·         Comply with all safe chemical handling procedures including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles

·         Operation of 5 vessel semi-automated 50 bbl brewhouse

·         Harvest and pitch yeast as needed

·         Adding hops to kettle/whirlpool

·         CIP fermenters/yeast brinks

·         Taking gravities of fermenters as necessary

·         Occasional weekend/holiday work

·         Participate in tastings

·         Calculating for gravity adjustments and hop alpha changes

·         Basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting

·         Occasional pilot brewing on 1 bbl Spike System

 

 

 

 

Other Requirements:

·         Must be able to bend, squat, kneel, push, pull and walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis

·         Occasionally lift up to 60 lbs.

·         Reliability

·         Ability to move full pallets of grain with a pallet jack

·         Ability to move full kegs

·         Ability to stand for majority of shift

·         Ability to go up and down stairs and catwalks

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that can be hot, cold, humid, wet, and loud, often at the same time

 

Experience and Skills:

·         2+ years of professional brewing experience

·         Passion for brewing quality beer

·         Technical understanding of the brewing process

·         Ability to consistently follow established recipes for our beers as well as those of our contracts

·         Willingness to cover for coworkers’ vacations and ability to work 12-hour days as necessary

·         Experience following SOPs

·         Experience creating and brewing multiple styles of beer

·         Prior knowledge of barrel-aging and brewing sours is a plus 

·         In depth knowledge of yeast strains, hop varieties, grain varieties, grain roasts, etc.

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing work environment

·         Writing and math skills are necessary to accurately complete a dilution calculation, volume, flow, density, weight, length, pressure, and other unit conversions, calculate beer volumes/losses and alcohol content

·         Strong work ethic and self-starter

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and team collaboration

 

 

 

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