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Beer Jobs: Brewers Wanted

October 3, 2012
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Logo of the Thunder Road Brewing CompanyThunder Road Brewing Company in Brunswick Melbourne is expanding its brew team in their search for the perfect beer. The maker of Full Steam lager, Brunswick Bitter and the newly released Spring Zest Pilsner has advertised two brewing positions for an experienced brewer and an entry level assistant brewer position.

LEAD BREWER

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or coursework in a science discipline or engineering is desirable; or equivalent years of experience.
  • A General Certificate or Diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling or similar institution preferred.
  • 4 – 6 years in-depth brewing industry experience.
  • Ability to develop dynamic new beers and a passion to brew market leading products without quality compromise.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts with varying hours.
  • Must be able to accurately and legibly record daily record information.
  • Must have excellent cleaning and organizing standards, and be efficient in the processing of all operations.
  • Must be able to work unsupervised.
  • Reporting to the Production Manager.
  • Be capable of supporting TRB’s mission statement and brewing values.

Specific duties include:

Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and then more cleaning…then cleaning and then finally brewing.Brewhouse operations: Milling, Mashing, Lautering, Boiling, Whirlpooling, Knockout, Grains out(with yeast), Brewhouse Vessel CIP (including Heat Exchanger) Cellar-Related operations: Filter operation, Fermenter CIP/Scrub/Sanitation , Cell Counting, Checking Gravities/Monitoring fermentation (Including Glycol Controls), Spunding/ Chilling/ Dry hopping schedule and procedures, Yeast Disposal(Grains out), BBT Cleaning and Sanitizing, recording fermentations, Reading BBT levels and recording, Checking DO and Co2 in beer. Packaging operations: Carbonation of beer, Cleaning kegs and filling beer into kegs, Checking CO2 in beer. Quality Assurance Operations: Cell Counts, Pitch Rates, Gravity Measurements, DO Measurements, Process Sampling, Yeast Viability Measurement, Taste Panel.

Apply to jobs@thunderroadbrewing.com and mention job title in the subject line.

ASSISTANT BREWER

Position Requirements:

This is an entry level position with potential for advancement to the right individual.

  • 6 – 12 months related experience.
  • Commencement of a formal brewing education is highly desirable.
  • Must be able to accurately and legibly record daily record information.
  • Must be able to follow directions exactly.
  • Must have excellent cleaning and organizing standards, and be efficient in the processing of all operations.
  • Reporting to the Production Manager.
  • Be capable of supporting TRB’s mission statement and brewing values.

Specific duties include:

The main responsibilities for this position include A LOT of cleaning, shoveling spent grain, cleaning the spent grain and fermentation and yeast area daily, setting up and then cleaning up tasting panel, assisting with keg filling and packaging, scrubbing drains, and anything and everything else that our brewers need assistance with. If you do a great job cleaning, you may be asked to assist with some Brewhouse operations (milling, mashing, boiling, etc), cellar-related operations (cell counting, yeast disposal, etc), packaging operations (keg cleaning and filling, carbonation, etc), and quality assurance operations (cell counts, pitch rates, test panel, etc).

Please apply to jobs@thunderroadbrewing.com and mention job title in the subject line.

We are always looking for positive, clever people. If you want to join us in our quest to find the perfect beer and have a unique talent we should know about, contact us anytime. Also checkout our job postings on the Thunder Road Brewing website and email us your resume at jobs@thunderroadbrewing.com

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