Assistant Brewer

About Us:
Shannon Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery located in Keller, Texas. We are passionate about great beer—all natural, beautiful, innovative, amazing beer! All our beer is brewed with pure Texas spring water, whole grain, and whole flower hops using our unique fire-brewed system.

About the Position:
The Assistant Brewer will report directly to the Lead Brewer. He or she will be assist in all aspects of the brewery’s production operations — including but not limited to raw materials handling, brewhouse operations, cellaring activities, kegging, canning, yeast husbandry, laboratory operations, and all associated beer QA/QC standards.

The Ideal Candidate:
This is a hands-on position! The ideal candidate will have commercial brewery experience and a passion for the brewing industry. He or she will have a familiarity with the brewing process, packaging operations, cellaring operations, CIP operations and related activities. The ideal candidate will have a passion for solving problems and creating value for the company and its customers. This person will be available to assist with anything needed for brewery operations.

Job Purpose:
The Assistant Brewer’s primary responsibility will be to assist in all aspects of the brewery operations and take on whatever job the Lead Brewer assigns. This is a hands-on position — requiring the Assistant Brewer to undertake any job that is assigned…and yes, some of the jobs will require physical labor. You will need to be able to move 175 pounds repeatedly, carry heavy loads, be on your feet for extended periods of time and maintain a safe workplace.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Materials handling and management — forklift operations, warehouse operations, unloading/loading trucks, pulling grain bills, milling, spent materials handling, etc.
  • Assist in brewhouse operations — brewhouse prep, cleaning tanks, CIP operations, brewhouse cleaning and sanitation, grainout and disposal, etc.
  • Assist in cellaring operations — CO2/DO reading and recordings as directed, cellar equipment cleaning and sanitation as directed, waste disposal as directed, etc.
  • Assist in packaging operations — operate packaging department equipment, including kegging equipment, labeling equipment, canning equipment and all associated machinery/supplies.
  • Assist in managing inventory control of kegs, cases, cans and associated materials/supplies.
  • Assist in yeast management procedures and best practices.
  • Responsible for all brewery recycling and disposal procedures.
  • Assist in dry spicing of fermented beer.
  • Load and unload trucks via forklift and sometime by hand.
  • CIP equipment preparation and operations.
  • Assist in sales facilitation: occasionally pick and palletize beer for internal sales staff and distributor relationships.
  • Assist in on-site QA/QC standards.
  • Responsible for facilities maintenance and cleaning
  • Ensure serving tanks/kegs/bottles are sufficiently stocked for taproom.
  • Other duties include: Assist with effluent processing as it relates to the above operations, cleaning and organizing standards, assist with Daily Record of Activities, festival participation and management, brewery representation at events.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Base Salary
  • Monthly Beer Allotment
  • Health Insurance Stipend
  • Paid Vacation per Employee Handbook

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Commercial brewing experience is required
  • Strong understanding of beer brewing and cellaring strategies is required
  • Laboratory skills are desired: yeast management, DO/CO2 measurement, etc.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for beer
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Strong work ethic. The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • A college degree is preferred but not required.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking capabilities, strong communication skills; verbal, listening and writtenSome evening and weekend work may be required.

If you wish to be considered for this position, apply with a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to info@shannonbrewing.com.