Cellar Person

Website PipeworksBrewin Pipeworks Brewing Co.

We're a Chicago brewery focusing on creative small batch beers, brewed with expertise and passion.

We’re looking for an awesome detail-oriented individual to join our team! 

Please send resume to jobs@pipeworksbrewing.com and include position title in the subject line.

At Pipeworks, the Cellar Person role is a crucial and vital role in the team effort to make great beer. Production procedures are equally as important to the final product as the beer ingredients themselves. We’ve been assembling both the equipment and an amazing team of quality-dedicated self-starters to support delivering beer we can all be proud of.

As our team expands, we’re seeking a detail-oriented individual for a new Evening Cellar Person position. In this position, you will work in tandem with other Cellar Persons and Pipeworks Management to aid in fermentation monitoring, adding ingredients to beers in fermentation, preparing tanks for beer transfers, among other important responsibilities.

This is an evening Monday – Thursday position with Sunday being flexible on time.

You:

  • Are detailed-oriented person who enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Have great communication skills.
  • Have some experience as a cellar person and more importantly you are willing and excited to learn procedures specific to Pipeworks.
  • Like beer and you think unicorns are pretty cool.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Follow all safety protocols

  • Clean, maintain and sanitize cellar hoses, equipment and tanks, ranging from 3 bbls to 150 bbls in size

  • Work with QA Manager and other CellAr Persons to ensure high product standards

  • Coordinate with Brewhouse, Lab, Lead Cellar on scheduling of daily activities

  • Work with Lab and Brewhouse to harvest and pitch yeast & maintain yeast brinks

  • Transfer beer from fermentation vessels to bright tanks

  • Must be willing to be trained to handle chemicals with an emphasis on cleaning and sanitizing protocols

  • Dry hop and add other ingredients beers using scissor lift or ladder

  • Participate in troubleshooting. Participate in troubleshooting of brewery operations, including fluctuations in production schedules. Occasionally long hours and overtime may be necessary.

  • Coordinate with Packaging Dept. to ensure beer is ready for packaging on time at the correct temperature, pressure and carbonation

  • Familiarity with packaging duties, including canning, bottling, kegging, warehouse constraints, etc.

  • Familiarity with Brewhouse and wort producing timetables and activities as they relate to cellar operations

  • Timely and complete filing of paperwork

  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace throughout the day and at the end of shift

  • Being an everyday ambassador for Pipeworks Brewing and all of our team members

At a minimum, the Cellar must have the following:

  • Must be 21+

  • 1+ years of brewery experience,

  • Adequate math and reading comprehension skills to properly calculate dilution of chemicals, follow the instructions and record beer movement

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team

  • Assisting other team members (departments) as needed – Packaging, Brewhouse, Warehouse, etc.

  • Ability to multitask

  • Good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Ability to remain calm, flexible, and work through setbacks and emergencies

  • Ability to (or able to learn) how to operate a scissor lift up to 25ft above grade, forklift and pallet jack

  • Ability to work on your feet, stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs

  • Ability to regularly lift/carry heavy supplies

  • Ability to work in a brewery environment which may be loud, slick, humid, hot, and fast-paced

  • Ability to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves, boots, and safety glasses


Ideal Candidates will have:

  • At least 1 year of Cellar experience.
  • Are ready to learn, but also ready to bring their experience to the table!

Send your resume to jobs@pipeworksbrewing.com.

Please include the position title in the email subject line.

Thank you!

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@pipeworksbrewing.com