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Assistant Brewer

Pond Farm Brewing Co

United States of America (San Rafael, CA)

We’re looking for a part-time Assistant Brewer to join our team in San Rafael, CA. This is an entry-level position, but there is potential to take on more responsibilities and we expect this role to grow as the company grows. It presents a hands-on opportunity for a motivated individual to help start this brewery from Day 1. We have a very small brewing staff so expect to do a bit of everything.

We’re looking for someone with the following traits:

  • Strong work ethic

  • A passion for beer

  • Detail-oriented

  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken)

  • Excellent multitasking skills


  • Perform all functions related to brewing and cellar-work, including (but not limited to), yeast management, malt milling, cleaning/sanitizing kegs, packaging beer, tank transfers, gravity readings, and clean-in-place (CIP)

  • Clean, organize, clean, organize, clean

  • Conduct sensory evaluation

  • Follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment at all times

  • Perform quality assurance, including detailed record keeping

  • Represent the brewery at festivals and promotional events

  • Occasional beer deliveries

  • Maintain taproom beer inventory

  • Additional miscellaneous tasks as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to work well with a team

  • Able to take direction and follow standard operating procedures

  • Able to lift heavy objects safely, including 170 lb kegs and 55lb sacks of malt repeatedly

  • Able to bend, twist, crouch, climb ladders, and work in tight spaces

  • Able to work safely with chemicals, pumps, hot water and high pressure

  • Flexibility with work tasks, hours, and availability

  • Hard working, self motivated, positive attitude

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous brewing experience or training

  • Impeccable sanitary practices

  • General mechanical aptitude and proficiency with repairs

  • Understanding of brewing chemicals and chemical safety

  • Proficient in Google Sheets/Excel

  • Cicerone certification of any level

  • Ability to operate manual pallet jack

This position is part-time, 20-35 hrs/week. Wage commensurate with experience. Potential for bartending shifts, if desired.

​Send resume to trevor@pondfarmbrewing.com to apply.