Position: Assistant Brewer
Schedule/Status: Full-time/hourly
Location: Boyle Heights, CA

About Indie Brewing Company
Since late 2015, Indie has been a part of the thriving independent beer community in Los Angeles. We started as four individuals who met over a mutual love of brewing and have grown into a close Indie family. We pride ourselves in producing great beer and building a warm, comfortable and casual spot for customers to connect, relax and enjoy Indie. You can find us in 150+ places across Los Angeles and Orange counties.

About the position
Indie is looking to bring on an Assistant Brewer to this small but mighty team. As production continues to grow, we need passionate and versatile teammates ready to jump in. This is a great opportunity for a hard worker with brewery production experience who is excited to join our family and grow alongside us.
The Assistant Brewer will report to the Head Brewer and is responsible for many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the brewhouse. The Assistant Brewer plays an active role in brewing and preparing the brew house for upcoming brews according to the production schedule. The Assistant Brewer will follow brewing procedures and recipes established for and approved by Indie Brewing Company. Candidates must share Indie’s commitments to quality, safety, continuous innovation and community.

Accept deliveries and prepare packages for shipping, including driving a forklift
Regularly scheduled brewhouse cleaning
Milling up to 900 pounds in 50-55-pound bag increments, in accordance with a brew/recipe sheet, over approximately 45 minutes 
Assist the Head Brewer in wort production on the 10 bbl brewhouse
Aiding in spent grain removal
Assist in the harvesting and/or pitching of yeast
Operate keg washer
General inventory and upkeep of malt, hops, brewing aids, cleaning supplies
Warehousing packaging materials and finished product
Assist Head Brewer in various brewhouse maintenance tasks and facility improvement projects
Assist with packaging as needed
Represent Indie at events including tap takeovers, festivals, and collaborations
Other projects as assigned

A successful candidate is a flexible, self-starter with the following qualifications, skills and attributes:
Must be 21 or over
At least one year production brewery experience
Organized with great attention to detail; Adhere to Indie’s strict quality control practices
Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
Strong possession of common sense in all areas of work, including problem-solving and communication
The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
Willingness to occasionally work during evenings and weekends
Forklift experience preferred (Indie will provide training)
A passion for beer!

Physical And Mental Requirements
Able to stand for prolonged periods
Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
Able to manipulate valves and clamps
Able to regularly lift/carry 44-pound boxes
Able to regularly lift/carry 55-pound bags above shoulder level
Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
Able to lift/move 165 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance
Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles
Able to both work and thrive in a high-stress environment that has a quiet to moderate noise level
Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors
Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards

Starting at $15/hour

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An Equal Opportunity Employer
Indie Brewing Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristic covered by law with regard to employment opportunities. We will only contact applicants chosen for further consideration.

Date Posted
December 2021