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Shift Brewer

Company Overview

Fort Point Beer Company

Fort Point Beer Company Website
Fort Point is an independent San Francisco beer company made up of people who believe the simple things in life can be a whole lot better. Our approach to brewing is to make the familiar taste unusually delicious. We’re influenced by the craft brewing tradition, but we’re also allergic to dogma. We care most about making beers worth coming back to—beers that people are proud to enjoy and share with each other.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, gender non-conforming people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, veterans, and adults of all ages are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Fort Point Beer Company is seeking a Shift Brewer (Brewery Technician IV) on our brewery production team at our headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Presidio of San Francisco.

The Shift Brewer position is designed for individuals with a strong foundation of production brewery experience and brewery operational knowledge, attained a through career of various brewery roles. This role involves working independently and in a team environment to execute advanced procedures on the production floor involving multiple steps and to train and supervise other employees doing the same tasks. This position requires some technical study and provides the opportunity to learn and develop management skills on the job. The ability to operate on a schedule without direct instruction or supervision to execute procedures as well as data management, teamwork, mechanical aptitude, and a desire to learn and grow professionally are key to success in this position.

- On occasion travel during the workday may be required to a different warehouse or facility

- This job operates in a warehouse environment with heavy machinery and occasional loud noises.

Job Categories

  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Industry: Food and Beverage
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Job Duties

- Independently produce wort on four-vessel brewhouse - responsible for all steps from grain milling to yeast pitching
- Independently clean, sanitize and operate centrifuge
- Ensure that all products meet required quality control points through proper technique and measurement
- Assist in training other brewery technicians in relevant cellar and brewhouse skills
- Inventory hops on a monthly basis

- Yeast harvesting and storage
- Independently run CIP (clean-in-place) and sanitizing cycles on fermentation vessels and bright tanks
- Regularly clean tank and equipment exteriors
- Perform scheduled maintenance on fermentation vessels, bright tanks, pumps, hoses, and lab equipment
- Complete daily cellar reports - measurements include but are not limited to: specific gravity, pH, cell count, CO2/O2 levels, temperature, diacetyl
- Dry hop tanks
- Perform and record daily yeast and hop drops from fermentation vessels
- Monitor carbonation and clarity of bright beer
- Safely palletize, wrap, label, and organize packaged beer
- Assist in canning line setup and breakdown - including sanitize in place, clean in place, and clean out of place procedures
- Maintain a clean, organized and safe work area
- General cleaning of horizontal and vertical surfaces
- Assist with other brewery tasks as needed

- Shifts are 8 hours each with occasional overtime required
- Expected to be available for AM, PM, and weekend shifts

- Operate forklift, scissor lift and manual and powered pallet jack
- Centrifugal pump
- Density meter, pH meter, microscope, and general lab equipment
- Centrifuge
- Brewhouse - Mash mixer, lauter tun, kettle, whirlpool

- T-shirt x 2
- Sweatshirt x 2
- Insulated Fort Point Growler x 1

Job Requirements

- Google Sheets/Excel
- 3+ years work experience in beer/wine production or equivalent education
- Operate forklift, scissor lift and manual and powered pallet jack
- Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application

- Able to follow oral and written instructions
- Able to lift, bend, and move repetitively
- Able to stand for long periods of time
- Ability to safely lift at least 50 lbs and be able to push/pull up to 5000 lbs using a pallet jack

Skills/Experience Preferred

- High school diploma or equivalent

- Ability to multitask and prioritize
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability
- Possesses a safety-first approach to all tasks
- Works collaboratively and effectively in a team environment
- Clear and effective communicator
- Always striving for improvement
- Committed to producing the highest quality beer possible


$26 - $27 per hour


Health Care: 100% Employer contribution to Kaiser plan and 50% for Dependents, or 80% for employee only to PPO; Contribution to San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance Account after 90 Days (SF Employees Only). Supplementary: Dental, Vision, and Life group rate - 401(k) plan; Commuter benefits; Discounted Planet Granite gym membership; Beer and Food benefits



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