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Lead Cellar

Florida Avenue Brewing Co. Wesley Chapel ,FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
The Lead Cellar oversees all aspects of the barrel cellar, barrel aging, and centrifuging. This is a multi-functional role that blends cellar work, QA/QC, material sourcing, and marketing responsibilities into a single self-guided position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Transferring of beer via hard and soft piping to finishing vessels
• Cleaning and maintaining fermentation and finishing vessels to standard operating procedure (SOP)
• Clarifying of beer via centrifuge or other clarifying agent according to SOP
• Record keeping of transfer yields, treatments, or other procedures
• Assist cellar operator in ensuring cellar daily tasks are met
• Assist cellar operator with setting up training tasks and ensuring training goals are met
• Perform lab testing on beer such as testing gravities, yeast cell counts, and yeast viability assessments
• Daily monitoring of fermentations
• Application of treatments such as dry hops, wood, or other additives according to SOP
• Troubleshoot equipment and quality issues with team
• Monitor and correct the carbonation of beer prior to packaging
• Operate cellar equipment such as pumps, centrifuge, and bulldogs
• Assemble and break down appropriate hose and part configuration depending on process
• Adjust fermentation vessel temperatures in accordance to standard operating procedures
• Communicate well with team
• Cleaning and maintaining cellar equipment such as centrifuge and carbonation stones
• Work with Head Brewer and Packaging Manager to schedule production to ensure proper aging time for all projects to coincide with release date goals

Experience and Skills:
• Minimum of 2 years of professional brewing, lab, and/or cellar experience
• Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities
• Ability to work varied shifts
• Proper use of PPE
• Mechanical aptitude
• Attention to detail
• Open availability including nights, weekends, and holidays

Education and Certification:
• Bachelor’s degree in a science field of study or equivalent laboratory/brewery and/or process experience (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cereal Science, Microbiology, Food Science, Agronomy, and Chemical Engineering) preferred
• Advanced degree or higher in ancillary field or trade education is preferred
• Cicerone Certified Beer Server preferred
• Forklift certification preferred

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift 50lbs to shoulder height and push or pull 160lbs
• Must be able to work on your feet for 10 hours
• Must be able to crouch, bend, lift and reach
• Must be able to work in hot, wet, and loud environment
• Must be able to work with and around steam, electricity, harsh chemicals, and solvents
• Continual moving, lifting, and manipulation of hoses, buckets, pumps, and other parts that require extended standing, lifting, crouching, and walking throughout shift

Salary and Benefits:
• Rate of pay commensurate with experience
• Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
• 401k with Company Match
• Short-term disability and long-term disability
• Life Insurance
• Company Holidays
• Paid Time Off
• Free Draft Beer

Job Snapshot
• Employment Type: Full-Time
• Job Type: Exempt
• Pay Type: Salary
• Supervisor: VP of Production

Equal Opportunity:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

Why Work Here?

Fast-pace, fun, growing craft brewery with distribution throughout Florida


Wesley Chapel, FL