Brew Beer For Bad Shepherd

Brew Beer For Bad Shepherd

Job posted November 13, 2020

Bad Shepherd are based in Cheltenham in Melbourne's south east and brew an eclectic mix of beers across a range of styles. 

If you'd like to join the brewery, they're hiring both a brewer and a cellarperson. To find out about the cellarperson role head here and to learn more about what they're looking for in a brewer, read on. 


Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. are seeking a safety-focused and passionate brewer to oversee all brewing, packaging and cellaring processes in accordance with operations schedule.




  • 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 stocktake of brewery consumables and accurate system representation of stock levels
  • Execute movement and/or storage of finished goods stock
  • Receive raw and packaging material stock as ordered where necessary, 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 set up of canning line including sanitisation procedures
    • Manage packaging area clean up including canning line CIP
  • Manage stock storage of packaged product post canning process
  • Clean and fill kegs as required

Cellaring of beer

  • Complete gravity, pH and temperature measurements and log activity
  • Conducting VDK testing of beer
  • Dry-hopping beers
  • Carbonating beers
  • Yeast off tanks

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

Please send all applications to our head brewer Craig on

Close of application date is December 4, 2020.


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