Website lagunitasbeer Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Brewers of fine ales, mystery, and romance.

A brewer at Lagunitas Brewing Company is responsible for monitoring all aspects of wort production in a Rolec 250 BBL /80BBL brewhouse as well as transitioning the batch into fermentation.

What you’ll do:

  • Abide by all company safety procedures and participate in safety trainings.
  • Follow and develop company SOPs.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in the brewhouse and cellars.
  • Pull tank or inline samples and accurately perform tests.
  • Clean in Place (CIP) area specific lines and tanks: Brewhouse vessels, 750 BBL unitanks, Brite Beer Tanks.
  • Clean Out of Place (COP) of tank parts.
  • Communicate and respond to out of specification critical process control points.
  • Accurate and legible execution of paperwork and daily computer entries into electronic brew tracker.
  • Train new hires on key actions in each department within the brewery.
  • Work with Brewing Supervisors and Brewing Managers on special assignments or projects as needed.
  • Handle/weigh out raw materials.
  • Monitor and respond to alarms for all brewing processes on a Siemens PCS7 Control System.
  • Select proper yeast sources for harvesting in such a way that does not delay cellar activities.
  • Prepare yeast lines, pumps, and storage vessels for propagation or transfer of yeast.
  • Complete yeast harvesting and pitching procedures.

What we’re lookin’ for:

  • Experience working with a 50 BBL or larger brewing system preferred.
  • Formal training and certification from recognized brewing school (Siebel, Doemens, ABG, etc.).
  • Ability to perform a variety of brewing calculations.
  • Strong working knowledge of CIP, COP, and sanitizing principles.
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic systems, industrial electricity, mechanical power, steam generation and distribution, industrial refrigeration and sanitary process piping and systems strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work with various computer programs including Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Safety conscious first, quality minded second, efficiency driven third.
  • Willing to work weekends, evenings, and holidays; acceptance of varying and flexible schedules.
  • Punctual & reliable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work independently.
  • Must be a Team Player.
  • Must be able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge of craft beer and the brewing process.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 55 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Must be able to pass a respirator fit test.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, climb and work in tight spaces.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time (up to 12 hours).
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Forklift/pallet jack proficiency required.

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