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LEAD CELLAR PERSON

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: 

This position is responsible for managing the cellar and its employees, monitoring and maintaining the proper fermentation and lagering of all of the beer in the cellar.  This includes tank and hose CIP, fermentation tracking through gravity and temperature, cropping tanks, racking, and carbonating beer from the fermenter to bright, carbonating to proper specs and ensuring all quality checks are met along the way. Additionally, this position is responsible for all cellar input and record keeping into Ekos.

The cellar person is an integral part of the brewing operations

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain and operate all aspects of the cellar including the Rolec dry hopping, centrifuge, CIP, racking and carbonating beer, under safe and sanitary conditions.

  • Ensure daily cellaring activities are completed in a timely manner, such as gravities, tank CIPs, carbs, environmental cleaning

  • Perform CIPs, Quality checks, and record all data in Ekos.

  • Maintain an awareness for all raw ingredients necessary for dry-hopping and alert the head brewer as required to maintain the brewing schedule.

  • Manage inventory for chemicals needed for cleaning and sanitization.

  • Crop Tanks, Dry Hops, Cellar Cleaning, Top scrubs.

  • Assist in the brewhouse as needed.

  • Record temps, pH, and gravity daily on brew log.

  • Assist staff troubleshooting and occasional maintenance tasks.

  • Identify opportunities for operational improvements.

  • Schedule and supervise additional cellar employees.

  • Work closely with the scheduling supervisor on timing/order of beer transfers.

  • Work closely with packaging supervisor on daily packaging schedule. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: High School diploma

  • Experience: 5 years in Brewing or related field preferred.

  • Forklift experience preferred

  • Excellent verbal communication

  • High energy level and an attention to details

  • Optimistic, positive attitude

  • Manual dexterity

 

  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently with limited direction and within a team environment.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of brewery Ekos brewery management software a bonus.

Working Conditions:

  • This position requires the ability to sit/stand/kneel, work on the floor, carry hoses, lift grain bags/hop boxes, and carry 50 lbs regularly.

  • Noisy work environment with machinery

  • Proper handling of chemicals is needed, hot water, steam, pressure, carbon dioxide.

Ideal Candidates

  • Passion for independent, quality craft beer and our industry is a must

  • Ability to work as a team and communicate effectively with others

  • Mechanical aptitude, basic problem solving and math skills

  • Flexibility with scheduling, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic are required

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

COMPENSATION:

 

Compensation Packages include:

  • Competitive wages
  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Time

  • Health Insurance Participation

  • 401(k)

 

At-Will Employment:  Employment with the Ipswich Ale Brewery may be terminated by either the brewery or the employee at any time with or without cause or notice.

Ipswich Ale Brewery offers a competitive compensation package, including paid time off (PTO) for both sick and vacation days, health and dental benefits, and more.  Please send your resume and cover letter to rob@ipswichalebrewery.com.

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BREWERY ASSISTANT

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

 
Ipswich Ale Brewery is looking for a motivated individual that can help in all facets of the brewery. This includes but is not limited to brewing, cellaring, packaging, and lab work. This would be an entry level position that would work and train in multiple brewery departments. The correct individual would be self motivated and enthusiastic about learning proper brewery procedures including brewing, cleaning, and maintaining multiple 3 vessel brew systems at 60, 30, and 15 barrel systems. Cellaring would include CIP and SIP cycles, transferring beer from fermenters, brite, and to packaging, dry hopping, and yeast harvesting. Packaging would detail ensuring high quality, low dissolved oxygen levels on canning line, kegging, maintaining and cleaning equipment. The lab would include all advanced task to ensure the highest quality beer with state of the art equipment for yeast viability, multiple quality checks on each batch of beer, blending of ingredients to meet requirements for traditional and new recipes. The right person would be shown all equipment and be able to grow with the brewery. They would be trained by an experienced and growing team that is enthusiastic about craft beer and what makes it great.

 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Harvesting Yeast and ensuring proper, quality pitching of yeast into beer

  • Assist in the brewhouse as needed.

  • Maintain and operate all aspects of the cellar including the Hopnik (Rolec) dry hopping, centrifuge, CIP, racking and carbonating beer, under safe and sanitary conditions.

  • Ensure daily cellaring activities are completed in a timely manner, such as gravities, tank CIPs, carbs, environmental cleaning

  • Crop Tanks, Dry Hops, Cellar Cleaning, Top scrubs.

  • Assist in the brewhouse as needed.

  • Record temps, pH, and gravity daily on brew log.

  • Assist staff troubleshooting and occasional maintenance tasks.

  • Identify opportunities for operational improvements.

  • Work closely with the scheduling supervisor on timing/order of beer transfers.

  • Clean and fill kegs as well as assist on canning runs in the packaging department

 

QUALIFICATIONS:


Education: 

  • Must be 21 years of age

  • High School or Equivalent Required

  • BA in a science or food science preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of brewing process and enthusiasm about craft beer

  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently with limited direction and within a team environment.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Knowledge of brewery management software a bonus

  • Good attitude, work ethic, and positive approach

Working Conditions:

  • This position requires the ability to sit/stand/kneel, work on the floor, carry hoses, lift grain bags/hop boxes, and carry 50 lbs regularly.

  • Noisy work environment with machinery

  • Proper handling of chemicals is needed, hot water, steam, pressure, carbon dioxide.

  • Work directly with head brewer and packaging lead to ensure consistent beer flow and adhere to quality standards set at Ipswich

 

COMPENSATION:

Compensation Packages include:

    • Competitive wages

    • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Time

    • Health Insurance Participation

    • 401(k)


At-Will Employment: Employment with Mercury Brewing Co. may be terminated by either Mercury or the employee at any time with or without cause or notice.
Ipswich Ale Brewery offers a competitive compensation package, including paid time off (PTO) for both sick and vacation days, health and dental benefits, and more. Please send your resume and cover letter to rob@ipswichalebrewery.com.