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Brewer

Orbit Beers

United Kingdom (London)


Orbit Beers are looking for a new person to join our small team as a full-time Brewer. We are an independent brewery based in Walworth, South London, where we produce high-quality European-influenced beers with a modern edge and an ever-changing series of experimental & directional beers. 

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Wort production on our 10 barrel manual brew-kit.

  • Cellar management, including cleaning vessels, monitoring fermentations, dry hopping, yeast cropping, transferring beers, and force-carbonating.

  • Leading on packaging beer into kegs and bottles (using a Meheen M6 counter-pressure filler).

  • Basic laboratory work such as yeast analysis, forced ferment tests, VDK tests.

  • Maintenance and repairs of brewery equipment and kit, including developing new engineering projects to improve upon processes.

  • Taking a leading role in Quality Control to ensure we make the best beers we possibly can.

  • Keeping accurate records and documentation across all aspects of brewery production.

  • Keeping the brewery clean, tidy, and well-organised.

  • Following the Standard Operating Procedures for all production processes and developing ways to improve upon those processes.

  • Intake, organisation, and inventory of raw materials.

  • Stock inventory and management.

  • Recipe development of beers for our experimental White Label Series.

  • Representing the brewery at events and festivals.

What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years experience of production brewing in a commercial brewery is essential.

  • Brewing qualifications such as IBD Diploma, or BSc Brewing Science are desirable.

  • Mechanical / engineering background is desirable.

  • Clean full UK driver’s license is desirable.

  • Forklift operating experience is desirable.

  • Working knowledge of food hygiene protocols (such as HACCP and SALSA).

  • A passion for great beer.

  • Hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic with a positive attitude.

  • Practical & creative approach to problem solving.

  • Enjoy working as a vital part of a small team.

  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised.

  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Attention to detail and able to accurately follow SOPs.

  • Will need to lift 25kg sacks of grain, and climb in/out of brewing vessels.

This is a full-time, permanent position that will offer the opportunity to learn and progress within the company. We are a London Living Wage Employer, and salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience / qualifications. Work hours are 40 hrs per week (Mon to Fri), including occasional evenings and weekends for events and festivals.

If you are interested in joining our team then please email a CV and covering letter, telling us why you are the right person for Orbit Beers, to Paul Spraget at paul@orbitbeers.com.

Start date is flexible, ideally July / August 2020.

Closing Date: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 15:00