Job Application - Ska Brewing Company

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Brewer/Cellar Person

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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 have direct, hands-on responsibility for producing quality Ska Brewing beer in a safe manner.

Wage Range: $18-22.00/hour



o   Maintain a safe and compliant work environment, assisting in safety accord and QA/QC;

  • Proper knowledge, wear, and usage of PPE. Informed in safe brewing practices;
  • Ensure work area is clean and well organized following cGMP and Housekeeping principles; 

o   All aspects of brewhouse operation and wort production including but not limited to:

  • Milling, mashing, lautering, and wort boiling;
  • Safe and efficient transfer of wort to fermentation vessels;
  • Routine troubleshooting and maintenance;
  • Maintaining cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment and work areas;
  • Monitor and record process times, temperatures, gravities, and pH levels;
  • Collection of sterile samples for lab analysis.

o   Assist in inventory management;

o   Follow all operational procedures set forth by Ska Brewing Co.;

o   Partner with Packaging and other departments to meet production goals;

o   Yeast harvests, pitches, drops, and dry yeast preparation;

o   Proper carbonation manipulation and dissolved oxygen monitoring;

o   Filter and carbonate beer, tracking beer throughout separation/filtration/clarification process;

o   Administering of filter and process aids;

o   Work with the team to ensure machinery is performing correctly, being maintained and kept in good working order;

o   Effectively communicate mechanical/process performance/issues with Production Manager and production team;

o   Basic beer movements - empty and fill tanks, transfer beer;

o   Ensures tank exteriors are cleaned regularly;

o   Monitor and record results of fermentation and cellaring of beer. Maintain accurate records;

o   Ensure that process and product is free of microbiological contamination;

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

o   Make sure all daily tasks and checklists are completed properly;

o   Record all fermentation and filtration information into Encompass ERP.


Non-routine Tasks

o   Assist lab in daily operations

o   Assist in daily packaging operations 

o   Assist Warehouse in daily operations

o   Helping with snow removal as needed



Our Ideal Candidate

o   Must be at least 21 years of age

o   A minimum of 1 year of professional experience brewing on a commercial system (Experience or working knowledge of 25bbl or larger brewhouse is preferred)

o   Formal brewery training and/or certification with strong mechanical ability is preferred

o   Self-directed and work effectively independently

o   Organized, detail-oriented and attentive to quality and standards

o   Flexible, accommodating, confident, team-oriented and self-reliant

o   Must be able & willing to work morning, midday, overnight and/or weekend shifts

o   Must be able to endure long hours on feet

o   Must work well in wet conditions and hot or cold environments

o   Must work safely in a fast-paced industrial setting

o   Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces

o   Able to lift 55 lbs. and move at least 165 lbs., and work in extreme hot and cold environments

o   Excellent time management, prioritization, and task scheduling skills



Ska Brewing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, rewarding work environment and growth for committed team members.  

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!

·        Prior to your start date, we require successful completion, as determined in our sole discretion, of a pre-employment criminal background check.