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  • Assistant Brewer

    Posted: 08/30/2023

    Job Summary: Assistant Brewer at Lost Way Brewery will perform brewing, packaging,
    cleaning and maintenance duties at the brewery and otherwise provides support to the
    brewhouse and cellar as directed. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, assisting with
    brewing and packaging beer, running tests on products in progress, following cleaning and
    maintenance schedule and procedures, cleaning all equipment, following our inventory
    management practices, and working with other members of the team to ensure all beer is of the
    highest quality and that the brewery is kept clean, functional, and up to Lost Way Brewery
    standards at all times.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    Milling, mashing, lautering, wort boiling, cooling and transferring to fermenters.
    Racking beer from Fermenter to Brite Beer tanks, and ensuring all brewing processes
    are recorded properly.
    Keep Brewing Facility clean and functional at all times
    Follow Cleaning & Maintenance Schedules and consult the Lead Brewer about cleaning
    needs, and perform all required cleanings to the appropriate standard including tanks,
    Brewhouse, kegs and other packaging, packaging equipment and other equipment as
    Perform inventory counts of finished beer, grain, hops, and other raw materials
    Follow inventory procedures for all raw materials, chemicals, beer, small parts,
    packaging, supplies etc. and report deficiencies.
    Monitor quality, temperature, pressure, gravities, and carbonation of beers in tanks
    Participate in beer tasting panels
    Work with Head Brewer to keep an improvement log on all issues as they develop.
    Represent Lost Way Brewery at various events, festivals and promotions as needed..
    Promote good public relations and handle complaints and concerns professionally.
    Follow all brewery policies and procedures and follow current developments in local,
    state, and federal laws applicable to the service of alcohol, safe food handling, health
    standards etc.
    Label all packaged products in accordance with federal and state law using appropriate
    keg collars, labels and date codes.
    Complete all necessary paperwork accurately and on time.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    The Assistant Brewer does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

    Education and Experience:
    High school diploma or GED required.
    A formal brewing education from an accredited brewing program is preferred.
    College Degree in a related technical field (Science or Engineering) preferred.
    Experience in a Commercial Production Brewery or Related Field preferred.
    Advanced knowledge of beer offerings (flavors, ingredients, etc.)

    Special Requirements:
    Ability to work a flexible schedule
    Must have their own vehicle, valid Driver's License, current insurance coverage and
    clean driving record.
    Forklift certified. (Certification available through company)

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Strong communication skills to interact with customers, vendors, and coworkers in a
    professional manner.
    Ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures.
    Possess the ability to multi-task and manage stressful circumstances associated with a
    fast paced and evolving work environment.
    Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
    Ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment.
    Good understanding of quality assurance / quality control and problem solving skills

    Equipment, Machines and Software Used:
    This position requires the regular use of a computer, printer, calculator, keg washer,
    forklift, pumps, electrical heating equipment, digital scales, grain mill, hydrometer,
    refractometer, various brewing and lab equipment that is subject to change over time
    and handling pressurized gasses.
    BeerSmith Software, Google Software Suite, ERP System
    Physical and Mental Requirements:
    Ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk, talk, hear, use hands to grasp, handle
    or feel, push, pull, reach, crouch, kneel, crawl or bend, and perform motions of the hands
    and/or wrists.
    Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and be able to move kegs which
    weigh 165 pounds.
    High mental and visual attention required for planning difficult work methods and
    sequences to obtain size, shape, or physical qualities of product.

    Environmental Conditions:
    While performing the duties of this position, the worker is exposed to inside environmental conditions, extreme heat, potential for physical injury, exposure to hot
    fluids, pressurized vessels and transfer lines, strong odors, chemicals, and moving machinery. The noise level in the work environment is moderate most of the time.
    All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) occupying this position.
    Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform
    any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
    The company reserves the right to add to or revise an employees job duties at any time at its sole discretion.
    This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than
    an “at will” employment relationship.

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