NJ beer job posting: Head Brewer

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Head Brewer

Job Description

At Tuckahoe Brewing, we are obsessively dedicated to producing a wide variety of high quality finished beer. Therefore, creative vision, organization, attention to detail, and independence are the most important qualities of our Head Brewer. The Head Brewer’s primary job is to oversee, maintain, and execute the standard operating procedures of all phases of the brewing process from wort production to packaging. At Tuckahoe Brewing, the Head Brewer is also responsible for representing the company in a professional and productive manner to our intelligent and loyal customers.

Essential Regular Duties and Responsibilities
Schedule and manage documentation of all production operations
Assist and oversee the expansion of our production space
Assist in forecasting of beer needs
Manage brewery staff members (assist in hiring/promotion/training of brewery staff; assist in training of all employees on proper SOP’s; manage employee schedules and attendance; enforce company policies and SOP’s; ensure brewery staff safety)
Lead and execute the brewing process on our 15bbl DME brewhouse in a safe and efficient manner. This includes, but is not limited to, malt preparation and milling, mashing, lautering, wort production and boiling, cooling and transferring to fermenters
Manage and implement CIP of brewhouse and cellaring tanks
Manage and implement best practices in transferring, carbonating, kegging and packaging beer
Participate in company meetings
Work closely with and report directly to our owners.
Handle and manage yeast propagation and storage by following proper harvesting, pitching, and disposal procedures. This will include using lab equipment to test both yeast count and cell health
Develop and implement recipes
Manage inventory of raw materials including ordering ingredients from vendors
Supervise and execute all cellaring duties from monitoring gravities to packaging finished beer
Communicate effectively with staff, owners, and customers
Work independently to manage the production team
Arrive on time to each shift with a positive attitude
Represent Tuckahoe Brewing at events or festivals
Attend conferences or professional development opportunities

Required Minimum Qualifications
Two years of experience working in a production team at a brewery that produces and packages 1,000 bbls annually
Valid driver’s license with no restrictions
Able to work in an environment with a moderate to loud noise level
Able to work in an environment with slight temperature variations during the seasons
Must be able to lift up to 55 pounds, and be able to move up to 165 pounds with tools such as hand truck or forklift
Able to kneel and stoop occasionally
Able to stand and work for up to 12 hours at a time
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please Note: This job description is neither definitive nor restrictive and may be modified to meet changing needs.

Tuckahoe Brewing Company is looking for an experienced, ambitious head brewer to lead our Production Team as we enter our next phase of growth in the burgeoning beer scene in Egg Harbor Township, NJ., a mere 15 minute drive from Atlantic City. We are committed to providing an active and energetic work environment for a candidate who is both an intelligent beer lover and an inspiring team leader. We are looking for someone who is excited about both helping grow Tuckahoe Brewing Company from within our 10,000 sq ft facility and embracing the local beer loving community.

Instructions for applying

Contact Matt at mattmtuckahoe {at} g m a i l {dot} com

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This position was submitted by Matt M, at Tuckahoe Brewing on 01/28/2022

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