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Cellar Technician/Brewer

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Job Description:

Reports To

Production Manager

About Us

It takes characters to brew beer with character, and we at Ska Brewing Co. have been doing that since 1995. Our award-winning craft brewing roots are firmly planted in Durango, Colorado, where we work hard and play harder. Our community-minded organization does all it can to give back to the town we love.

About the Job

In this position, you will be responsible for yeast and fermentation management, dry hopping, finings, operation of centrifuge, filtering, tank cleaning and general cleaning duties. Your responsibilities have a direct effect on preparing beer for packaging. This is a nonexempt position.

Wage Range


Our Ideal Candidate

Must be at least 21 years of age

Passion for Brewing and a commitment towards the production of a consistent and quality product

Two years brewery experience with a minimum of one year CIP experience, brewing experience preferred


Provide leadership to safety efforts within the brewery

Proper wear and usage of PPE

Partner with brewing, packaging and other departments to meet production goals

Clean, sanitize, and purges tanks according to S.O.P.s

Yeast harvests, pitches, drops, and dry yeast preparation

Carbonation and dissolved oxygen monitoring

Track beer throughout filtration process

Administering of filter and process aids

Work with the maintenance team to ensure machinery is performing correctly

Effectively communicate mechanical and process issues with Production Manager and production team

Basic beer movements – empty and fill tanks, transfer beer

Ensures work area is clean and well organized following GMP and Housekeeping principles

Ensures tank exteriors are cleaned regularly

Monitors and records results of fermentation and cellaring of beer

Ensures that process and product is free from microbiological contamination

Ensures equipment is maintained and kept in good working order

Filters and carbonates beer

Ensure appropriate processes are followed and samples are taken for QA/QC

Make sure all daily tasks and checklists are completed properly

Record all fermentation and filtration information into EKOS ERP

Non-routine Tasks

Assist brewhouse in daily operations

Assist lab in daily operations

Assist Warehouse in daily operations

Helping with snow removal as needed

Ska Bennies

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance available to Full Time employees (a portion of premiums is paid by Ska Brewing Company)

Paid Time Off for Full-Time and Part-Time employees

401(k) with company match

EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

Discounted Ski Passes to Purgatory Resort

Free and/or discounted entries into local bike/running races

Paid Holidays

Dining Discount

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Paid Volunteer Time

Monthly employee tab to be used on merchandise and of course… BEER!

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