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Brewing Operator (10969)

Company: Terrapin Beer
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


Job Summary: The Brewing Operator position is a regular full-time, entry level hourly position within the Brewing department. This position is responsible for assisting in the brewing process by operating and maintaining the cellar functions. This includes monitoring fermentation, quality management and basic equipment & facility maintenance within the Brewing/Cellar areas. The incumbent will report directly to the Brewing Supervisor.

As a condition of employment, this position is required to work a rotational swing shift that includes nights and weekends.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Follow all safety procedures and adhere to all company policies and procedures, including the safe operation of equipment and help to maintain a safe, clean work environment that includes general housekeeping warehouse duties.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a cross-functional, cross-departmental TEAM environment. Communicates all pertinent batch related information at shift changeover.
  • Ability to accurately follow SOPs and understanding of specific beer process terminologies.
  • Perform CIP, sanitation and sterilization techniques as per standard operating procedures.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing brite beer tanks, cleaning of fermenters and general cleaning of overall cellar area.
  • Setting, monitoring and adjusting temperature of the fermentation tanks to achieve optimal fermentation and conditioning of beer. Record batch performance and raw material quality & performance.
  • During the fermentation process, check gravities, identify irregularities, record data, dry hopping, cap and chill tanks.
  • Draining and monitoring yeast during fermentation and conditioning.
  • Provide cellar support to the Brewing team which includes, but is not limited to, malt milling, prepping tanks for transfer and centrifuging or filtering of beer.
  • Ensure carbonation for finished product is at established levels.
  • Provide general cellar maintenance & upkeep in a safe & secure manner and work with the maintenance team as necessary.
  • Using powered industrial trucks, perform unloading of material for Brewing which many include trucks, totes, drums, pallets, etc..
  • Operate both manual and computer automated equipment while maintaining quality standards.
  • Comfortable working with chemicals of varying composition and maintaining adherence to safety standards at all times during routine cleaning of brewing equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Safety & Security - the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Problem Solving - the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Planning/Organizing - the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Quality Control - the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Quantity - meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.
  • Adaptability - the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

High school diploma or G.E.D with relevant job or work history. Must be self-motivated, have excellent written skills, verbal communication and be a minimum of 21 years of age. Candidate must be able to work under stressful situations unique to the manufacturing/production environment of a fast-paced brewery.

Applicants, without an accommodation, must have the ability to frequently reach, twist, stoop, bend, crouch, stand and walk for 8-12 hour shifts. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. repeatedly and maneuver raw materials around the warehouse on both carts and pallet jacks.

As a condition of employment, this position involves working rotating shifts, that includes nights and weekends, and applicants must be able to do so without an accommodation.

Applicants must be able to wear personal protective equipment and work in varying weather conditions that includes humidity and seasonal temperature changes.

Candidates must be proficient in MS Office software including Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as either an Assistant Brewer or as a Brewer in a similar sized or larger brewery with 1-2 years experience. Preference given to applicants with previous experience working in large scale production facilities and applicants with formal brewing education.

Terrapin Beer Company, LLC is a craft beer brewery located in Athens, Georgia dedicated to creating unique experiences through the passionate brewing of the finest-quality craft beers. Employee benefits include health, dental & vision insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and Parental Leave, 401(k) plan with a Company match and a rewarding environment based upon our culture, values and mission.

Terrapin Beer Company, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • This description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. It is intended to accurately reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but duties may be added, deleted, or modified as necessary. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.*
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