Assistant Brewer & Lead Packaging Cellarperson

Assistant Brewer

Department: Production

Classification: Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Head Brewer, Sam Yanda

Job Overview

Assistant Brewers provide brewhouse support and are in training for the Brewer position at Badger State Brewing. Assistant Brewers will also receive training in the Cellar Department and provide support to cellars as needed. To add to their knowledge base of brewery operations, Assistant Brewers will receive basic training in the Lab Department. Operation and upkeep of equipment, and maintaining quality control throughout all aspects of the Brewing and Cellar processes will be a focus for this position. Assistant Brewers will receive and process raw materials, gather & weigh out hops and malts, and otherwise stage brewing ingredients to keep production running smooth and all beers at an optimal quality level. Hours will vary to align with staffing and production needs. All shifts (day, swing, float, and night shift) will be required as per the regular rotations by Cellars and Brewers.

Badger State Brewing takes our core values very seriously. All team members are expected to embrace and embody these values each and every day: Engaging and fostering growth in our community through our products, events, and outreach – Promoting and contributing to a creative work environment that creates a world-class customer experience – Pursuing the creation of exceptional beer, catching greatness along the way.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Brewing Department:

∙ Complete brewing process in a safe and efficient manner. This includes, but is not limited to, milling, mashing, and lautering, wort boiling, cooling and transferring to fermenters.

∙ Maintaining the use of standard operating procedures unless otherwise instructed.

∙ Monitor, pitch and evaluate yeast as needed.

∙ Work with Lab Technician to ensure our product meets our standards of the highest quality.

∙ Ensure supply of raw materials and other inventory items such as:

∙ Work with others brewers to maintain barrel program.

∙ Maintain cleanliness of all areas in the brew house.

∙ Communicate regularly and efficiently with co-workers.

∙ Perform other duties as assigned.

Cellar Department:

∙ Operate cellar equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

∙ Follow SOP’s to meet quality specifications and ensure proper kegging operations.

∙ Complete all necessary paperwork accurately and on time.

∙ Maintain yeast disposal, and grain area cleanup schedule.

∙ Perform all tasks in an efficient, safe and productive manner.

∙ Maintain inventory as needed. Report and low levels of inventory to your supervisor when necessary.

∙ Monitor gravities, temperatures, DO, and carbonations daily.

∙ Be responsible for ensuring that security procedures are adhered to throughout the building.

∙ Assist other departments when necessary, including but not limited to Cellars, Packaging, Maintenance, and QA/QC/Lab.

Packaging:

∙ Assist with setup, running, and cleaning packaging equipment as needed.

Requirements

∙ 2+ years professional brewing experience

∙ Basic functional knowledge of Microsoft Office

∙ Strong willingness to learn on the job and perform in stressful situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and be able to move kegs which can weigh up to 165 pounds.

Compensation

Badger State Brewing is a rapidly growing craft brewery with immense opportunity for all employees to share in said growth. Wages and salary will be determined based on experience.



Andrew Fabry