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Brewing/Production Operator

Location: Vancouver, BC

Description

Calling all Brewing Talent! We are currently looking to add a new Big Rocker to our Brewing family in Vancouver. If you go hoppy over brewing and want to join an amazing team you can grow with long term- we want to hear from you! The Brewing / Production Operator is responsible for activities related to the beer brewing and packaging process. Under moderate supervision, performs basic, routine beer and RTD blending tasks including but not limited to: CIP and sanitizing Cellar fittings, hoses, fixed process lines, tanks, pumps, filters and water processing equipment. receipt of raw materials, management of cellar equipment process equipment. The successful candidate will be competent with basic troubleshooting techniques in order to react with a sense of urgency to any unforeseen process events. The Brewing / Blending Operator will ensure that Safety and Quality are at the forefront of all activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The brewing/production operator will be working in all areas of the brewery, this includes brewing, cellaring, filtering, and any other area as required.
  • Understand and follow the brewing, filtration, cellaring and packaging schedules.
  • Follow all SOP`s while operating any equipment and/or tasks in the brewery.
  • Produce wort within specifications in the brew house, cool into fermenters, yeast handling.
  • CIP brew house, tanks, centrifuge, filter, can line and associated equipment.
  • Maintain CIP checklists; remove recycling and garbage as required.
  • Handling of brewing materials as needed.
  • Follow the proper safety precautions regarding use and handling of chemicals.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required.
  • Strong understanding of all aspects and duties in each of the brewing areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment through strong communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to drive impact and effect positive change with a flexible, open-minded, positive approach.
  • Follow the daily / weekly / monthly cleaning schedules and adhering to Best Brewing Practices.

Qualifications

  • General mechanical aptitude, good troubleshooting, and quick learning skills.
  • Knowledge of CIP practices and cleaning chemicals, and WHMIS.
  • Must be physically fit to be able to spend long hours standing and perform occasional medium to heavy lifting (e.g. specialty malt or hops up to 30 kgs).
  • Ability to perform duties to a high level of standard under minimal direct supervision.
  • Candidates will need to satisfactorily complete a brewing knowledge assessment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that support the corporate culture.
  • Must be proficient with English Language.
  • Ability to manage conflict effectively and constructively.
  • Ability to listen and provide feedback in a productive manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Punctual and excellent work attendance.
  • Heightened level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work shift work.
  • Sitting, standing, and bending is required.
  • Occasional lifting to 25 kg’s.
  • Frequent exposure to various temperatures.
  • Possible exposure to dangerous/hazardous materials.
  • Required to work rotational shifts, including nights weekends and potentially statutory holidays (time worked will be compensated according to employment standards).
  • Safety equipment required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.

A LITTLE ABOUT US...

Founded in 1985 by Ed McNally, a retired lawyer and barley farmer who had a vision to create a craft brewery long before there was even such a term, we are now proud to have breweries in Vancouver, Calgary and Ontario – making us one of Canada’s largest, independent, true craft brewers. Dedicated to brewing quality craft beer and growing the communities we are a part of, our Brewmasters make beer with skill and imagination, utilizing local ingredients and innovative processes, all rooted in Ed’s original passion for excellence.
We are always looking to bring passionate supporters of craft beer along with us on our journey. Our team comprises a group of people who have the opportunity to grow their skills and be creative. Our people feel constantly challenged as we strive to expand our horizons, both literally (such as with new bricks and mortar) and figuratively, as we experiment with rare and novel brewing techniques and unusual ingredients.

Read about our history

TO APPLY

  • Please submit a resume to jobs@bigrockbeer.com
  • If you are interested in joining a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, success focused organization with an exciting growth plan please submit your resume and cover letter directly to the above email. We thank all candidates for applying, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Posting Closing: June 30, 2022
  • We look forward to hearing from you!