Job Role: Shift Brewer (Maternity Cover)


Job Role: Shift Brewer (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for someone to join our team in Deptford, on a short term contract as a Shift Brewer. However, with our expansion plans, this may become a permanent opportunity.

The role of Shift Brewer will combine general responsibilities across brewhouse, cellar and packaging lines.

Key responsibilities:

  • Clean and sour wort production on a manual 30hl brew-house
  • CIP and sterilisation of brewhouse
  • Complete all appropriate production documentation from grain to glass and follow SOP (standard operating procedures)
  • Assist with packaging (keg, cask & can)
  • Bulk beer storage and transfer, including the correct handling of lines and sanitation of hoses & fittings
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy brewery and warehouse at all times
  • Milling
  • Cellar work
  • Hop gun operation
  • Assist in wort production schedule
  • Comply with high level of Health and Safety at all times
  • Ensure ingredients and materials are monitored and maintained
  • Yeast Management and propogation i.e. harvesting, pitching, cell counts, record keeping
  • Ability to work alone and have initiative to problem solve
  • Represent the company at beer tastings/industry events
  • Other duties as directed by the Head Brewer

You must be committed to quality assurance.  You will be expected to: measure wort density and PH, perform yeast counts and viability staining, measure titratable acidity, attenuation limit, VDK, CO2 concentration, DO/TP, perform sedimentation and brewhouse optimisation trials and analyse and adjust process water.

NB Please note that the role will require some heavy lifting, shift-work and the use of fork-lift truck.  Shifts are currently Monday-Friday early (6am – 3pm) and late (12pm – 8pm) in two week rotation.  Occasional weekend duties may be required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in a brewery setting including wort production
  • Minimum partial achievement of Diploma in Brewing or equivalent qualification level
  • Excellent record keeping skills and professional compliance
  • Comfortable with wort production, cellaring, lab work and packaging
  • A passion for brewing and be a team player
  • A desire to innovate and share passion for beer is essential
  • Display common sense and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on repetitive tasks
  • Experience of manual work
  • Be fit and able to lift heavy loads
  • Forklift license (ideal but not essential)
  • Experience in microbiology is desirable but not essential
  • Legal right to work in the UK

What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary in line with experience
  • Proud Living Wage employer
  • 28 days holiday (Including public holidays)
  • 1 day a year to volunteer with a local charity
  • 1 extra day leave for your Birthday
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension with NEST
  • Free beer!

The role is a full-time maternity cover position based on 40 hours per week, with an expected 12 month contract, commencing April 2021. Salary will be between £25,000 and £26,500 dependent on experience. Brick is a London Living Wage employer.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter, mentioning why you would be the right fit for this role and our brand, to

CLOSING DATE: 15thMarch 2021

Brick Brewery
Brick Brewery

The Brick Brewery Tap Room is open Tuesday-Thursday 5pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 12am and Sunday 12noon to 8pm. Food served every day by Slow Richie’s, except Tuesday’s.

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