Head Brewer: Tin Whiskers Brewing
Summary of Head Brewer Position:
The most qualified candidate will become part the Tin Whiskers Brewing Company team and will report directly to the President. Head Brewer participates in all facets of brewhouse and cellar operations and including but not limited to raw material ordering, wort production, yeast management, record keeping, inventory management, QC, and fermentation management. Head Brewer manages other brewers, sets schedule, and has oversight of the brewery area.
Degree in Fermentation Science or completion of a brewing-science program
5 years or more experience in a production brewery or brewpub
Flexible work schedule: day, night shifts
Strong communication, planning, problem solving, and organizational skills
MN Boiler Operator License or able to get one in 60days from hire
Strong leader, committed to pursuing further education, a passion for details, hard working, determined, efficient and responsible.
Duties and Responsibilities :
Wort production, scheduling and forecasting ~220BBLS/month
Work with President on scheduling of batches
Ordering of raw material to ensure it arrives to maintain production schedule (forecasting)
Maintain paperwork in an accurate and timely manner in Ekos.
Design new beers and brewing a series of pilot batches to prove out concept
Leads seasonal and one off beer brand recipe design and deviations.
Works closely with restaurants and bars on custom beers.
Packaging: keg and 16oz can packaging using mobile canner
Fermentation management with doing daily checks of gravity and sensory panels after primary fermentation is completed.
Experience running a centrifuge
Manage the barrel program.
Firkin filling adhering to CAMRA definitions
Actively find improvements for the beer and our processes and write up change orders to present to the President for approval
Adhere to Safe Practices and lead by example.
Spent grain removal from property
Yeast cell counting and viability testing
C02 and DO testing
Perform quality control and quality assurance testing (includes sensory panels, measurements, data collection)
Help lead quality programs including taste panels, lab sampling, brewing and fermentation logs
Provide work direction and supervision for brewers and assistant brewers.
Do annual performance reviews for staff that report to Head Brewer
Hire and train staff that report to Head Brewer
Inventory management and controls
Design and enforce brewery safety program
Write and maintain SOPs for the brewery
Update brewery SDS
Communication and coordination with marketing department for beer releases and events.
Brewery equipment maintenance program
Communicate efficiently with all staff and management.
Keeping the brewery clean and organized at all times
Attending beer festivals and events
Skills - Technical:
Proficient in the following aspects of brewing technology:
wort production and processes, recipe design,
keg, bottle, can packaging processes, keg washing,
operation of Centrifuge,
yeast propagation and management,
brewery production management,
training in off flavor detection and prevention,
draught line installation, draught line cleaning,
working knowledge of HVAC plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems,
Ekos brewery software,
and cooperage maintenance.
Skills – Admin/Soft
Able to train and teach staff
Microsoft Office Suite
Able to develop and maintain SOPs
Report on status and any issues.
Problem solver that digs in to find root cause of issues.
Must be able to lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally
Must be able to stand for 8-12 hours per day
Must be competent with MS Office
Able to learn and effectively use Ekos, our brewery management software
Have had sensory training and participated on sensory panels
Must have excellent time management
Must be able to enjoy making great high quality beer
Tin Whiskers Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation will be based on education and experience. Tin Whiskers does offer subsidized health insurance for employees and retirement match. Tin Whiskers also offers paid vacation (2 week), and paid holidays. Position is salary for a full-time 40hrs+.
Please note that this job description is not definitive and may be modified to reflect changing needs.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $42,000.00 to $48,000.00 /year
brewing: 4 years (Required)
Saint Paul, MN 55101 (Preferred)
United States (Required)