Brewing Operator

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

JOB SUMMARY The Brewing Operator supports the Brewing Department of the Genesee Brewery in Rochester, NY. This position is responsible for assembling, monitoring, inspecting & cleaning equipment to prepare product for packaging. STATUS: Full Time LOCATION: Rochester, NY DEPARTMENT: Brewing Operations SHIFT: Rotating; Overtime and Weekends Required JOB TYPE: Union ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES * Assemble equipment, and attach pipes, hoses, fittings, or valves, using hand tools. * Monitor pressure gauges, and meters, flowmeters, thermometers, or products, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions, such as feed rate, product consistency, temperature, air pressure, and machine speed. * Record temperatures, amounts of materials processed, and/or test results on report forms. * Start machinery such as pumps, feeders, or conveyors, and turn valves in order to heat, admit, or transfer products, refrigerants, or mixes. * Read dials and gauges on panel control boards in order to ascertain temperatures, alkalinities, and densities of mixtures, and turn valves in order to obtain specified mixtures. * Sample and test product characteristics such as specific gravity, acidity, and sugar content, using hydrometers, pH meters, or refractometers. * Inspect and flush lines with solutions or steam, and spray equipment with sterilizing solutions. * Measure or weigh specified amounts of ingredients or materials, and load them into tanks, vats, hoppers, or other equipment. * Properly exhaust any excess co2 so as not to fill the surrounding cellar with gas * Wash tanks following SOP for each cellar * Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs,) properly wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and follow all safety and company policies at all times * Perform other duties as required * Actively exhibit a commitment to support a diverse and inclusive work environment EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE * High school diploma or equivalent * Must be 21+ years of age * Experience in brewing is preferred OTHER ATTRIBUTES * Ability to use computers and computer-controlled equipment * Ability to multitask, follow instruction and procedures, troubleshoot, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment * Ability to work with others in a team atmosphere as well as independently PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS * Frequent walking and stair climbing is required * Ability to operate hand tools and machinery as needed * Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs., push, pull, climb, crawl, stoop, kneel and bend * Exposure indoors in a factory including wet, cool, hot and humid environments * Moderate to high noise levels * Ability to work in cellars in cool, damp spaces, confined spaces PERKS * Generous Benefits with options to fit your life * Blue4U Discounts * Retirement Options with employer contributions * 10 paid holidays per year * Gainsharing Bonuses * Union Support * Tools and tool replacement options * Culture of pride and community involvement * And of course, beer! FIFCO USA is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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