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Assistant Brewer

The Assistant Brewer will be responsible for day to day production related activities to include, but not limited to brewing, blending, packaging, and cleaning at BevSource's pilot facility, The Lab. This person will also assist in maintenance related tasks pertaining to facility and equipment upkeep along with necessary record-keeping activities. As an Assistant brewer, you will work directly with the Director of Innovation & Pilot Services during all aspects of the brewing and blending process for not only products for The Lab but also for our contracted clients. The ideal candidate should have a passion for the industry along with being organized, detail oriented, quality minded, outgoing, hard-working, and a want to GROW with us.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions): 

  • Brew, blend, process, and package beverages in a quality manner
  • Follows instructions and SOPs for production related activities
  • Ordering, receiving, and managing inventories of all raw materials for pilot and lab services
  • Warehouse tasks to include forklift and pallet jack operation 
  • Preparation of materials for production
  • Brewery sanitation encompassing facility and processing equipment 
  • Proper use and handling of cleaning and sanitation chemicals
  • Perform quality assurance testing
  • Perform routine maintenance 
  • Aide in process improvement
  • Maintain weekly inventory of beer sold and/or consumed in taproom
  • Discusses any and all brewery issues with supervisor
  • Adhere to established safety protocol while promoting a culture of safety awareness
  • Contributing to an atmosphere of teamwork within the department and throughout the company
  • Completing paperwork in a timely manner to a high degree of accuracy  
  • Attend department meetings and contribute to product improvement
  • Actively participates in sensory testing of beverages
  • On occasion of absence of the Director of Innovation & Pilot Services, and with approval of General Manager, temporarily assume the duties of Head Brewer
  • Work with Director of Pilot Services to coordinate B2B client visits 
  • Stays current on industry developments and technology advancements
  • Professionally represents The Lab at all times including at industry related events; some travel is required
  • Maintains full confidentiality of client names, recipes, business plans, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements/Experience: 

  • Education pertaining to chemistry and/or microbiology is a plus
  • Previous brewery or beverage production experience required  
  • Demonstrate leadership and team building skills 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Experience in a fast-paced work environment and the ability to multitask; the ability to think on your feet and adapt with flexibility is key 
  • Ability to organize client projects and follow up 
  • Ability to travel in the US and Canada for industry events and visits to clients 
  • Live our Core Values – Show You Care, Be OUTstanding, and Make It Happen 
  • Safely work with cleaning/sanitizing chemicals and in varying environments.
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and have problem solving capabilities
  • Must be capable of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and completing repetitive motions
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and move 55 lbs (grain sacks) repetitiously and 160 lbs for very short distances (kegs), be able to twist and turn, be able to reach over your shoulders, and work in standing/walking/crouching position at a steady pace and love to clean
  • Proven ability to work with little to no supervision and be able to follow directions precisely

To Apply: Please send resume and salary requirements to Amber Jansen at resume@bevsource.com. Video cover letters are strongly encouraged.