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Hamden, CT, US 


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Job Description:

Company Mission:
Make great beer while being a positive force in our beer scene and community, provide excellent customer service, and have fun while doing it. 
Brewery Description: 
Counterweight Brewing is a small brewery on pace to brew 12k BBLs of beer, with reasonable planned growth over the next few years. We are located in an 11,500 square foot facility, running a five head Cask canning line, 20 BBL brewhouse, and aiming to produce a wide array of beer styles. There are two tasting rooms focused on providing the best possible customer experience and optimal enjoyment. In addition to being available in the taprooms, certain brands are distributed in CT. 
Position Description:
The Shift Brewer is an integral role in the day to day operations of the brewery. They will be proficient in all areas of production brewing including, but not limited to grain handling, brewhouse operations, yeast and fermentation management, dry hopping, packaging fundamentals, cleaning/sanitizing, and troubleshooting day to day challenges.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Actively pursues new knowledge regarding the industry
  • Complete daily production activities per the brewing schedule and/or per instructions given by management including, but not limited to, milling, dry hopping, packaging, cleaning/sanitizing, stocking received goods, other activities as assigned
  • Attend and/or work events as necessary
  • Complete necessary brewing, racking, packaging, walk-in, and any other necessary production sheets

Job Requirements:

Necessary Skills:
  • Genuine enthusiasm for craft beer
  • Knowledge and execution of sound brewing processes
  • Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, email, internet usage) 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Flexible availability
  • Ability to operate forklift and pallet jack 
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanically inclined 
  • Ability to multi-task effectively 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Common sense
  • Ability to handle a number of different projects simultaneously
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Other functions as necessary
Desired Qualifications:
  • Formal brewing education from an accredited program
  • 1+ years professional production brewery experience
  • Forklift certification
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and move 55 lbs. above shoulder height 
  • Ability to frequently stand, walk, kneel, sit, stoop, climb, push, pull, and lift for extended periods of time
  • Acute sensory abilities
  • Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell 
  • Ability to follow and effectively execute safety protocols, including use of personal protective equipment, and safe chemical handling procedures
  • Ability to work in an environment with varying temperature, and noise levels

Counter Weight Brewing

Counter Weight Brewing jobs
23 Raccio Park Rd.
Hamden, CT, United States

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