Brew Beer For Bad Shepherd

Brew Beer For Bad Shepherd

Job posted November 13, 2020

This posting is more than 6 months old

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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