Brew With Bad Shepherd

Brew With Bad Shepherd

Job posted May 5, 2020

This posting is more than 6 months old

Bad Shepherd produce a diverse and growing range of beers spanning the approachable to the adventurous. 

With one of their brewers returning home to Germany, there's an opening to join their brewery crew in Cheltenham.




  • Adhere to safety procedures in brewery operations
  • Communicate safety policies to all employees and stakeholders including induction procedures where warranted

Stock Management:

  • Ensure timely and regular stocktakes and accurate system representation of stock levels
  • Execute movement and/or storage of finished goods stock including organising third party logistics lifts as required
  • Receive raw and packaging material stock as ordered and check to ensure accuracy and quality of receipted goods
  • New Product Development
  • Input into beer recipes including keeping abreast of market trends and brewing processes
  • Complete test batches as required
  • Assist with ancillary processes including barrel-ageing

Lead packaging processes:

  • Lead and oversee canning line operation including:
    • Labelling, filling and palletising of finished product
    • Manage canning line staff during shift including strict adherence to safety policies
    • Manage setup of canning line including sanitisation procedures
    • Manage packaging area clean up including bottler CIP
  • Clean and fill kegs as required
  • Manage stock storage of packaged product post canning process

Cellaring of beer:

  • Complete gravity, pH and temperature measurements and log activity
  • Carbonate beers
  • Yeast off tanks
  • Dry hopping

Manage brewing processes:

  • Follow recipe and directions as required
  • Clean in place and sanitise fermenter and/or brewhouse and heat exchanger
  • Pitch yeast in accordance with recipe
  • Log all activity as required

Maintenance and Quality Assurance Management:

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures for brewing and packaging
  • Maintain clean brewery area
  • Maintenance tasks as identified ongoing
  • Support brewery lab tasks including:
    • Yeast cell counts / viability assessment
    • Yeast brink and yeast repitching schedule
    • Sensory reviews of beers with core management team

Requirements / Personal Attributes

  • Passion for craft beer and local community
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good memory
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to learn on the fly
  • Good personal presentation
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organised and hard working
  • Problem solver
  • Courteous and polite
  • Basic math skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Minimum 12 months practical brewing experience

Key Leadership Competencies

  • Action Oriented
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Focus
  • Function / Technical Skills
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Organising
  • Perseverance
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management

Applications to be sent to

Deadline for applications is May 15, 2020.

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