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Junior Brewer – Muizenberg, Cape Town – Ref: 1218353


Ref: 1218353

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for craft beer? Ready to take the first step in this exciting journey of brewing beer with lots of growth potential? Then bring your relevant degree plus some practical experience and send me your CV.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Reports to: Senior Brewer
Primary purpose: The craft brewer has a very significant role at a craft brewery. They can be involved in many aspects of the beer making process including product development, sourcing of raw materials, brewing beer, shipping beer, meeting customers, and marketing beer.

Job description / core competencies:

For this position we are ideally looking for someone with some form of experience working.

Product development
They will work in conjunction with management, brewery owners and the marketing team to develop interesting and unique beers that consumers will enjoy.
This will involve creating recipes and brewing small batches for testing. The beers must be designed to not only taste great, but to satisfy consumer demand in the market.

Sourcing raw materials and dealing with suppliers
The craft brewer is responsible for sourcing high quality raw materials required for the brewing process. They must determine if the raw materials are of sufficient quality for the beer being produced. The brewer will also ensure they are being stock piled correctly and that there is sufficient inventory available for the current beer production rate.

Brewhouse operations
The key responsibility of the craft brewer is to oversee the brewing process. They will ensure the brew recipe is being followed accordingly and accurately and the beer is stored correctly. They often direct other staff to ensure brewhouse operations are being performed adequately.

Equipment maintenance and purchasing
They must maintain equipment within the brewery and make decisions about equipment purchases. They must also create a maintenance schedule which works well with production requirements.

Quality control
The craft brewer must assess the quality of the brew throughout the brewing process. They will be responsible for both scientific and taste-testing of the brew.

Production record keeping
Detailed records must be kept, with the goal of improving beer quality and production processes.

Managing cellaring of beer
They must ensure that different beers are correctly stored.
Maintain safety and hygiene standards throughout the brewery.
The craft brewer must ensure that work is performed in a safe manner and strict hygiene standards are maintained.
Represent the company at trade events and liaise with customers.
Typically, a craft brewer will have a fair amount of interaction with customers and members of the public at beer tastings and trade shows. Ideally, they should be great communicators who can promote the beers being produced and the brewery itself.
Managing key production requirements and setting KPIs.
They may be responsible for setting production goals and identifying key performance indicators at the brewery.

Manage bottling and delivery processes.
The craft brewer may have some involvement with the bottling facilities and delivery schedules for the finished product.

There will be budgets for beer production, marketing, product development, staffing and purchasing equipment. The craft brewer will have to deal with these budgets and report to management.

Brewery improvements
The craft brewer must create a plan for improving the brewing and setting up goals for improving the productivity, hygiene and safety of the brewery.

Location (country, city): Muizenberg, Cape Town

Job Qualification & Experience:

While some craft brewers develop into the role by working their way up from junior positions at a brewery, most craft brewers have an IBD/Brewing qualification. Other qualifications that will be beneficial to a craft brewer include:

  • Chemistry or Chemical Engineering degree
  • Marketing degree
  • Microbiology degree
  • Food science or food technology degree

Ideally they will also have experience with:

  • Brewery equipment maintenance
  • Budgeting
  • Managing staff
  • Developing new beers
  • Record keeping
  • Quality control
  • Project management
  • Key Skills of the Craft Brewer

Some of the key skills he should possess include:

  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership skills, managerial skills and the ability to motivate staff
  • A passion for beer making and developing new beers
  • Very high level brewing skills
  • Physically fit and able to lift weights of up to 30 kilograms
  • Personable and able to communicate well with customers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Some mechanical knowledge and familiarity with brewing components
  • Innovative, creative and motivated to create some new and delicious beers
  • Quality assurance skills and drive for continual improvement

Company Description:

Small family Craft Beer company.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Junior Brewer – Muizenberg, Cape Town – Ref: 1218353

Junior Brewer

Junior Brewer


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