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Chicago, IL, US 


Competitive. Commensurate with experience. per hour

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Job Description:

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

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.

Job Requirements:

Duties & Responsibilities 
  • Reports directly to the Head Brewer
  • Follow brewing and cellaring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Have a strong focus on safety, quality and efficiency, while constantly evaluating work practices in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Operate brew house daily for wort production
  • 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
  • Adhere to GCBC’s quality standards in all areas of the brewery
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Receive raw materials and track inventory

  • Minimum of 2 years production brewing experience
  • Completion of brewing coursework or higher education in science / engineering relatable to brewing is a plus
  • Ability to work 10-hour shifts with a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends as determined by the production schedule
  • Participate in brewery activities and events
  • 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

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Highly collaborative and experienced functioning in team-based environment
  • Mechanical and problem-solving aptitude 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Technical and practical knowledge of brewery operations is a plus, including but not limited to:
    • Cellaring, cleaning and maintenance best practices, SOP development and enforcement
    • Basic quality control and lab procedures

  • Diligent
  • Detail-oriented
  • Commitment to self-development 
  • Self-starter with a positive and productive attitude
  • A natural at working collaboratively to ensure your team achieves its goals
  • Operates with Integrity
  • Communicates directly and with candor
  • Courage to do what is right
  • Manages your own time and the time of others effectively (e.g. apprentice brewers)

  • Candor
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Pride

Great Central Brewing Company

Great Central Brewing Company jobs
221 N Wood
Chicago, IL, United States

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