BREWERY ASSISTANT: FITGERS

Fitger’s Brewhouse

Cellar and Packaging Operator Needed

JOB TITLE: Brewery Assistant

LOCATION: Duluth

REPORTS TO: Lead Brewers

POSITION TYPE: Part/Full Time, Hourly Employee

SHIFT: All shifts. Possible
early mornings and nights, 6am – 9pm, and weekend & holidays. 40 to 50
hours per week possible.

TIME IN GRADE: 6 months

POSITION SUMMARY: Works in the Cellar and Packaging Departments to operate and
maintain equipment needed to manage yeast, monitor fermentation, and oversee
conditioning of beer, as well as package beer in a variety of containers
including kegs, bottles and growlers. Assists in a variety of aspects
throughout the business as needed. Delivers beer to satellite restaurants and cleans
all draft equipment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Self

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Adheres to and advances the “Safety Always” culture of Fitger’s
Brewhouse

•Maintains workplace safety while upholding quality standards.

•Continual lifting, dragging, carrying, and manipulating of hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs, requiring standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout the duration of shift

•Sanitation of all beer contact surfaces and equipment.
•Monitors fermentations.

•Prepares beer for Packaging.

•Cleans and maintains bottling/kegging/canning facilities.

•Alerts the Lead Brewers or other management personnel to potential quality concerns.

•Standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout duration of shift.

•Performs routine preventative maintenance and cleaning on equipment and infrastructure.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Valid drivers license and clean driving record.

High School Diploma or GED.

Homebrewing, BJCP or Cicerone experience a plus.

MATERIALS/MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:

•Automated packaging equipment

•Computer Automation systems

•A variety of hand and power tools

•Cleaning and Sanitizing Chemicals agents and other hazardous chemicals

•Pumps

•Hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment

•Compressed air or other gasses, including C02

IMPORTANT SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

•Positive outlook and attitude.

•Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards.

•Attention to detail.

•Ability to manage multiple processes at one time.

•Self motivated with good time management skills.

•Ability to coordinate with other departments according to schedule.

•Ability to work in a diverse team environment.

•Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery.

•An understanding of lock-out/tag-out and other core safety issues.

•The ability and aptitude to work with and troubleshoot equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each  essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.

•Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.

•Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

•Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.

•Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

•Must be able to participate in critical assessment of beers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

•The work environment is usually that of a brewery.

•The employee regularly works with hazardous materials.

•The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment.

•The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, and steam.

•The employee frequently must work in a sanitary environment.


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