brewer

 

Great Central Brewing Company (GCBC) is looking for an experienced and talented Brewer for our new craft-dedicated contract brewing facility in downtown Chicago.

 

overview

The Brewer is responsible for conducting daily brewing and cellaring operations in a safe and efficient manner that delivers the highest quality product on schedule for our clients.

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Head Brewer & Brewmaster

Position Type: Full-time Hourly

 

Expectations

  • Adhere to GCBC’s quality standards in all areas of the Brewery as set forth by the Brewmaster, Quality Chief and Packaging Chief
  • Maintain a clean work environment through Clean in Place (CIP) procedures and general housekeeping practices
  • Maintain a vigilant attention to detail
  • Follow brewing and cellaring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Perform quality checks on wort and beer throughout the brewing, fermentation and centrifuging processes
  • Perform yeast handling duties, including cell counts, propagation, pitching, and harvesting
  • Complete necessary production paperwork
  • Receive raw materials and track inventory
  • Perform preventative maintenance based on established schedules, ensuring that daily, weekly, and annual maintenance is performed
  • Have a strong focus on safety, quality and efficiency, while constantly evaluating work practices in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Support the training and development of assistant brewers
  • Communicate effectively and work well with other departments
  • Work towards achieving departmental goals around efficiencies, yields and cost
  • Comply with all company policies
  • Cross train and work shifts in packaging department as necessary
  • Willingness to work 10-hour shifts with a flexible schedule of early mornings or late evenings as determined by production schedule
  • Participate in brewery activities and events
  • Effectively complete additional assigned duties as necessary

 

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years production brewing experience
  • Completion of brewing coursework or higher education in science / engineering relatable to brewing is a plus
  • Mastered ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Strong communicator and team player with respect for co-workers, supervisors, and managers
  • Ability to lift up to 55 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to lift, drag, carry, and manipulate hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs
  • Ability to twist / turn and stand / walk on a continuous basis
  • Ability to work on your feet for over eight hours at a time
  • Ability to work in loud production environments (80+ db)
  • Ability to work with chemicals of varying composition
  • Ability to work in damp / wet areas
  • Ability to work at height (eg. scissor lift, top of vessels, ladders)
  • Ability to work all shifts, additional hours & weekends as necessary

 

Compensation

Varies by experience. This is a full-time hourly position (40 hours / week) with benefits, including health insurance, that begin after a successful 90-day introductory period. There are opportunities for advancement and the ability to learn from industry veterans in an exciting and dynamic production atmosphere with fun, beer-loving folk.

 

Interested?

Please submit your resumé/CV with qualifications and a cover letter explaining how your experience and perspective makes you the ideal Brewer at Great Central Brewing to: careers@greatcentralbrewing.com, with Brewer in the subject line. 

Cheers and good luck!