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BREWER/CELLAR PERSON

Founded in 1991, The Ipswich Ale Brewery is an award-winning regional brewery located in the beautiful seaside town of Ipswich, MA.  We have an immediate opening for an experienced full-time Brewer/Cellar Person with a passion for producing the highest quality craft beer.

SUMARRY DESCRIPTION:

A Brewer/Cellar Person is part of the team responsible for batch brewing as well as cellar activities for our core brand beers, small-batch beers and contract production at our flagship brewery in Ipswich, MA.  This job also includes record keeping through EKOS.  This is an individual contributor position, but the ideal candidate is a strong team player and will be a key part of a growing, experienced brewing team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Wort production on 60-barrel, 3-vessel brewhouse

  • Wort production on 30-barrel, 3-vessel brewhouse

  • Wort production on 15-barrel, 2-vessel brewhouse

  • Recipe development on 1-barrel direct fire nano system

  • Yeast management:  pitch size, cell counts, viability

  • CIP, cleaning and basic maintenance as needed

  • Daily QA reads:  gravity, pH, DO, carbonation, tank temperature and pressure

  • Filtration and dry hopping:  Lenticular filter, fermenter dry hopping, Rolec dry hopping

  • Prepare fermenters, brite tanks and hoses for transfers and perform transfers as needed

  • Calculate, document, and improve efficiency and yield

  • Maintain accurate written and electronic records through EKOS

  • Keep a clean, safe work environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years production brewing/Cellaring experience

  • Strong knowledge of brewing and cellaring process

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Strict attention to detail and quality

  • Brewing education is a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend, kneel, climb stairs, and stand for long periods of time

  • Safely lift, move, and carry up to 70 pounds repeatedly

  • Use ladders and work at height

  • Operate forklift and other machinery as needed

  • Ability to safely handle and use cleaning chemicals

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:


Typically, the Packaging Technician is required to stand and/or walk for 8+ hours a day. These employees frequently lift up 50 pounds at a time and occasionally may need to maneuver kegs weighing up to 165 pounds. Some positions on the canning line require repetitive movements and lifting above head height, reaching with arms and pushing/pulling various weights up to 25 pounds. The work environment conditions vary often with fluctuating temperatures, noise and moisture levels. Safety equipment and training is provided.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Must have at least 3+ years of production brewing/cellaring experience 

  • a dedication to producing award-winning beers, strong work ethic 

  • Positive attitude, and attention to detail  

  • Experience brewing a wide range of beers on different brewing systems a plus  

  • Formal brewing education a plus 

  • 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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PACKAGING TECHNICIAN

 

Founded in 1991, The Ipswich Ale Brewery is an award-winning regional brewery located in the beautiful seaside town of Ipswich, MA.  We have an immediate opening for an experienced full-time Packaging Technician with a passion for producing the highest quality craft beer.

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:


The Ipswich Ale Brewery is looking to add a new full-time crew member to the Packaging Team. Our Packaging Technicians works in a team setting with the shared objective of ensuring that all beer is packed properly, efficiently and safely in the various packaging formats that the Ipswich Ale Brewery offers.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Safely and efficiently operate all machinery associated with packaging beer by properly following all standard operating and safety procedures

  • Ensure canning equipment and hardware are in functioning order

  • Inspect quality of packaged product and assure it is fit for distribution by coordinating with management and Quality Department

  • Assist Packaging Team with any startup and shutdown procedure. Follow closing clean-up checklist and properly check out with management at end of shift

  • Ensure packaging area, equipment and materials are kept clean and organized

  • Assist with packaging supply inventory counts and management when necessary

  • Properly use personal protective equipment when required

  • Follow all policies regarding Use software to clock in and out at appropriate times, check weekly schedule, and request time off.

  • Constantly seeks ways to improve the efficiency and safety of the canning process and minimize losses

  • Help with various other tasks/projects when required (deep cleaning and maintenance, etc.).


QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Education: High School diploma

  • Experience: 1-2 years of factory experience preferred; previous brewery or packaging experience a plus

  • Forklift experience preferred

  • Excellent verbal communication

  • High energy level and an attention to details

  • Optimistic, positive attitude

  • Ability to work as a part of a large team, but also work independently with minimal direct supervision

  • Manual dexterity

 


WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Typically, the Packaging Technician is required to stand and/or walk for 8+ hours a day. These employees frequently lift up 50 pounds at a time and occasionally may need to maneuver kegs weighing up to 165 pounds. Some positions on the canning line require repetitive movements and lifting above head height, reaching with arms and pushing/pulling various weights up to 25 pounds. The work environment conditions vary often with fluctuating temperatures, noise and moisture levels. Safety equipment and training is provided. 

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

 

  • 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.