Brewing and Beer

QUALITY ASSURANCE BREWER

South East, UK ref: 1601

Our client, a state-of-the-art craft brewer, is dedicated to using the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients and it’s dynamic and passionate team of brewers continuously push the boundaries of new beer flavours and styles, which has resulted in a multi award-winning and innovative range.
They are now looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Brewer to join a growing team, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the South East of England.
Reporting to the Quality Manager, the role is responsible for adhering to the sampling plan to ensure the production of wort to the highest standards and will cover a wide range of quality tasks including chemical analysis on water, wort & beer, microbiology analysis, force fermentation testing to ensure all beers meet WBB and customer standards.
The role will suit a highly motivated individual who has a flexible approach to working hours.

Responsibilities
• Owner of Sample Plan to ensure regular testing of all beers at agreed intervals to ensure brewing and packing quality. Pass out of beers for packaging to meet packaging plan. Ensure all beers meet specification requirements. Escalate, following the sample plan, any out of specification products to the QA Manager.
• Maintain the smooth running of the laboratory. Keep the lab stocked with the required equipment and replenish as required.
• Monitoring beer so it is within specification, including micro and chemical testing. Monitoring and trend analysis of fermentations and yeast viability/vitality.
• Working in timely manner to support production schedules. Taking all necessary steps to ensure precision and repeatability.
• Clearly communicate the results, specification of beer and test results to relevant departments.
• Tracking and Trending trend of specification to identify medium to long term improvements. Establish and facilitate monthly brewing and fermentation process control meetings.
• Take responsibility for the calibration, validation, and basic maintenance of laboratory and at the line instruments.
• Completing tests required for non-conformance/complaints. To facilitate the investigation of the root cause of non-conformances.
• Monthly quality reports are to be presented to management.
• Complete own personal development and strive to exceed all departmental KPIs. Assist with training of brewery staff within the laboratory
• Detailed records must be kept ensuring our quality and production process. Trend analysis to aid continual improvement, highlighting any potential issues. Ensuring all products are labelled in the correct manner as required by law.
• Maintain quality standards ensuring all procedures and policies are met. Identify and suggest any improvements that can be made.
• Production of wort on 65hL fully automated brewhouse.
• Malt and Milling operations.
• Brewhouse CIPs
• Management of SAP and MS Office for record keeping.
• Monitoring and ensuring completion of cleaning schedules as laid out by the Lead Brewer.
• QC of wort and beer in production- Plato/pH yeast counts/viability etc.
• Working safely with hazardous chemicals whilst adhering to chemical handling guidelines.
• Monitoring stock levels and ensuring correct use and storage (Malt/Hops/Yeast/Chemicals).
• Assisting Head Brewer/Lead Brewer in project work required.
• Monitoring and managing cellar operations including cropping, CIPs, Dry-Hopping using a HopGun, pitching yeast.
• Recipe development and pilot brewing on 1hL brewhouse.
• Cellar duties, which include DO/CO2 measurement, ensuring beer is in spec pre-pack etc.
• Cellar CIPs
• Some filtration using Pentair BMF/GEA Centrifuge.
• Improvement and development of SOPs
• Lots of Cleaning.

Generic Requirements.
• Time Management
• Problem Solving Skills
• Hygiene Standards
• Willingness to partake in regular training and Personal Development Projects.
• Maintaining the highest achievable standards across the board.
• Adherence to the Hygiene/Allergens/Nut/Housekeeping policies.
• Promoting a professional image of the company and attending work related events when required.
• Read and comply with WBB rules and procedures.

General Experience
• Minimum 1 year laboratory experience
• Knowledge of SALSA beer Plus or GFSI accreditation
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a production Brewery
• IBD GCB as a minimum, working towards Diploma
• Ability to work independently and as a team
• Competence in communicating clearly with a team
• Confidence in being a Key Holder (at times you may be the most senior person on site)
• Positive outlook, Hardworking and Dedicated
• Experience of beer transfers, automated CIP, automated Brewhouse etc is a big plus.
• Organised with a keen eye for detail
• A self-starter- someone who can suggest and implement improvements in the production environment
• Experience brewing a wide range of beer styles

Job Benefits
• Training and development, supporting your individual career pathway
• Attractive Holiday allowance
• Fantastic team to work with and incredible location
• Product allowance and staff discount in our taproom

Applications from candidates already eligible to work in the UK only please.

For more information, please contact Julie Carling at The Carling Partnership,
julie.carling@carlingpartnership.com
Tel +44 (0)1483893100.

 


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