Assistant Brewer

Minimum requirements:

  • Own Transport
  • Formal Brewing specific course or tertiary qualification in Food Science, Winemaking, Engineering.
  • A minimum of 3 years industry related working experience is required.
  • Proficient in Windows Office

Start Date: 01 April 2023
Location: Paarl, Western Cape
Package: Market related
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Reference Number: BREW001

Duties and Responsibilities include; but not limited to:

  • Operate Brewhouse brewing system.
  • Make additions to batches.
  • Capture data per batch – Mash pH, Wort pH, Rinsing seconds, Gravity per batch, 2x Flowmeter readings per batch.
  • Run daily CIP`s KZE, Bottling line, Keg line.
  • Pasteurize beer for filling.
  • Checks on all fermentation tanks daily.
  • Review CO2 levels captured by cellar staff and communicate adjustments to be made.
  • Yeast harvesting and managing use.
  • Yeast hydration and pitching for brewing.
  • Prepare all ingredients for upcoming brews.
  • Dry Hoping beers.
  • Mixing of flavored beers.
  • Oversee and manage cellar activities.
  • Weekly BH CIP.
  • Managing generator diesels levels.
  • Keep the Brew House book up to date on activities happening during the day.
  • Do daily lock up procedure at brewery.
  • Check that beer to be filled on the day adheres to quality and packaging specifications, sign off before production can commence.
  • Run cleaning cycles on filling equipment prior to production.
  • Check in with production staff during the day to see if they are on schedule, if not changes to production program needs to be made.
  • Communicate with Malt handler and ensure batches are being prepared and loaded as per brewing schedule.
  • Cellar staff must be made aware of tanks that need to be prepared and cleaned for beer to be brewed.
  • Keep documentation regarding brew`s and traceability up to date.
  • Communicate faulty equipment to maintenance department and Head Brewer.
  • Communicate low stock levels of raw materials to Brew master.
  • Give input on recipe development and improvement

Skills & Characteristics required for this role:

  • Must be flexible as nightshift work is required.
  • Must be a team player and also be able to work independently.
  • Good health and physically strong
  • Strong will to learn and be interested in all aspects of the brewery.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures.
  • Plan and prioritize, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
  • Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organizational needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be self-motivated and innovative.
  • Ensure personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained.

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