Hop Nation Are Hiring A Brewer

Hop Nation Are Hiring A Brewer

Job posted May 5, 2021

Hop Nation have been expanding fast in recent years and operate out of both their home in Footscray and a production site on the Mornington Peninsula.

If you'd like to brew Hop Nation beer on the Peninsula, they're hiring. 


JOB DESCRIPTION: BREWER

We are excited to announce that we are looking for an experienced brewer to join our team. As we continue to grow, we need someone with the necessary skills to help us turn out a variety of quality beers set against an intense production schedule. Not for the faint of heart.

The ideal candidate requires:

  • At least two years working as a production brewer.
  • The understanding of aseptic sample collection techniques and the preparation of samples for microbiological analyses.
  • An understanding of the cleaning and maintenance of the brewery area and brewery equipment
  • The ability to understand and ensure that recipe specifications are up to date and within the parameters outlined by brewery management.
  • Excellence in the ability to brew, process, and package to recipe specifications.
  • Excellence in fork-lift driving including an up-to-date forklift licence. Training will be provided if you are not licensed.
  • Current RSA for Victoria must be maintained.
  • Loading and unloading of vehicles for dispatch of outwards going product and incoming goods.
  • Excellent brewing practice for brewing of all beers and cider production.
  • Excellent cleaning practice and full understanding of CIP (Clean in Place) principles. Full understanding of chemical usage, concentrations needed for accurate cleaning, sanitation and any safety measures associated with the chemicals.
  • Excellent operating of all equipment related to the bottling and canning line.
  • Ability to wash (internally and externally) kegs with a keg washing machine. Excellent understanding and operation of the keg washing machine is important. External washing should be completed to ensure product looks good going into the marketplace.
  • Excellent management of all cellar activities including sample, jacket management, dry-hopping, centrifuge, and finals testing.
  • Daily testing of all fermentations and recording of these.
  • Accurate record keeping of any cleaning places in the appropriate record sheets. Cleaning practices encompass all brewing vessels, hoses, filters, kegs, fermenters, conditioning tanks, bottling equipment, pumps and any other equipment associated with production.
  • Any associated laboratory analysis needed for production. This may include pH readings and pH meter calibration, density reading and density meter calibration, laboratory scale calibration, microscopy and yeast counting and viability checks, ATP bioluminescence detection and analysis, acid titrations, indicator tests, temperature probe calibration and any other laboratory practice.
  • The ability to do physical brewing tasks with some shift and weekend work.

If you have the skills and would like to join an exciting and fast-growing brewery pushing out high-quality beer please send your resume to duncan@hopnation.com.au

We're offering generation remuneration to the right candidate. Close of application date is May 22, 2021. 


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