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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:09 AM


Thunder Island Brewing

Cascade Locks, OR



This is a full-time Head Brewer position with Thunder Island Brewing Company. We are an adventure-based 7-barrel brewhouse that is handcrafting creative and innovative beers in the Pacific Northwest. Based 45 miles east of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks, OR. We are looking for a Brewer who is self-motivated and has experience operating and growing a commercial brewhouse. Currently we are operating more as a brewpub but within the next two years we will be moving to a more production oriented 15bbl brewhouse. We are looking for a Head Brewer that will be capable and excited to be an integral part of the TIB team in planning and implementing the plans for the brewhouse in the new facility.

The Head Brewer reports directly to our General Manager of Operations and works closely with the owners. This person will be responsible for all facets of day-to-day brewhouse operations. General job duties include but are not limited to the receiving and processing of raw materials, brewing, packaging finished beer, cellar work, kegging, cleaning, managing day-to-day business needs, inventory maintenance…. more cleaning, tours, tastings, events and other duties as business dictates. The Head Brewer must be able to work a flexible schedule including a rotating schedule of early morning, late evening, and weekend work

Candidates for this position must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Food Handler’s Card and an OLCC license. This position requires the ability to drive the company vehicle; individuals must have a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record.

Essential Skills:

Two Years of Brewing Experience
A passion for craft beer and a desire to continuously learn.
World-class customer service skills and an ability to engage with customers with a personable and professional attitude.
Excellent computer and organizational skills; proficiency in Google Docs and Sheets or Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) or comparable software is a plus!
Strong math skills, efficient problem-solving and analytical skills.
Mechanically inclined with an aptitude to operate basic tools.
Exceptional communication (verbal and written).
Previous experience in a production environment.

Job Responsibilities:

Oversee all brewhouse operations and management of brewhouse employees.
Create and develop progressive and innovative beer recipes to meet taproom and distribution demands.
Experiment and take lead on brewing limited release beers as opportunities arise.
Manage brewhouse inventory, including securing hop contracts, ordering grains and other necessary brewhouse supplies.
Manage production to optimize quality, efficiency, and reduced costs.
Oversee quality assurance/quality control.
Oversee the design, maintenance, and improvement of systems that create and deliver our products and services to meet taproom and distribution demands.
Attend industry events, give tours, lead tastings, attend festivals and special events as needed.
Provide information as requested by Sales/Marketing in regard to beer descriptions, tasting notes, and information needed for marketing materials.

Work Environment

Physical strength and agility necessary with the ability to lift 55 lbs. repeatedly.
Able to lift full kegs and maneuver heavy equipment.
Able to climb ladders
Work in small and confined spaces.
Work safely with chemicals with reasonable safety accommodations.
Work in loud environment with basic safety accommodations.
The ability to work on your feet
The ability to work a flexible schedule including a rotating schedule of early morning, late evening, and weekend work.

You will be a great fit for this position if:

You are a team player with a strong work ethic
You have relevant background and have the necessary job requirements
You have an interest in craft beer
Enthusiasm for the Outdoors and all that the Columbia River Gorge has to offer

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive wage (DOE)
Health Insurance Stipend and Cell Phone stipend
Paid time off
Paid sick time
Meal and beverage benefits

Fill out an application, and send with a resume and cover letter to

Thunder Island Brewing Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer

• Location: Portland

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