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Brewer I - Santa Fe Brewing
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Brewer I


POSITION: Brewer 1

A Brewer 1 at Santa Fe Brewing Co. is responsible for producing and/or assisting with production of our line of beers, ciders, and seltzers in the brewhouse and in the cellar.  Primary responsibilities include operating and cleaning the brewhouse, cellar, and related production equipment while meeting the company’s quality, efficiency, and safety goals.

This position is best suited for a passionate brewer with at least moderate experience, strong attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to multitask, and who is looking to be a part of a modern, complex operation.  This position reports to the Production Manager, but will also work closely with Operations, Maintenance, and Quality departments.  This is a Full-Time, benefits-eligible, hourly position.

About Santa Fe Brewing Company:

We are New Mexico’s oldest and largest brewery and have been growing at a category-beating rate since 2016, producing ~41,000 bbls in 2023.  We have cultivated an environment that prioritizes personal freedom, responsibility, and accountability, and as such, we run lean and have a small team of highly skilled players.  We truly focus on working smarter and enjoy challenging ourselves to meet new demands with novel products and solutions.

We are located in beautiful Santa Fe, NM at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.  Santa Fe is a world-renowned hub for artists, foodies, environmental revolutionaries, and outdoor enthusiasts alike.  We have breathtaking views, virtually no traffic, four distinct seasons, over 280 days of sunshine per year, and easy access to awesome skiing, and hiking/biking trails in every direction.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate 70bbl 5-vessel brew house, including milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, hop additions, whirlpool, wort cooling, yeast pitching and CIP
  • Operate centrifuge and filter, clean and sanitize fermentation and bright beer tanks, dry hopping, yeast handling/management and preparing beer for packaging
  • Receiving, handling and preparation of raw materials
  • Complete necessary data collection and documentation for all brewing and cellar activities.
  • Communicate in-process and other important information at shift change.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other departments (packaging, warehouse, QA/QC, maintenance, production planning)
  • Maintain clean, safe, and orderly work areas.
  • Perform basic light mechanical repairs to brewing and cellar equipment when necessary.
  • Assist with and suggest process and product improvements.

Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:

  • 1+ years’ experience in brewing or beverage alcohol production required.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated mechanical skills required.  Ability to troubleshoot and solve brewing equipment problems desired.
  • Experience using powerlift equipment preferred. Certification required within the first 30 days of employment.
  • High School Diploma or GED required. Additional fermentation/brewing science education
  • MS Office skills required. Automated Brewhouse and Industrial Controls experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively with other coworkers and departments, as well as work independently with minimal supervision required.
  • Detail Oriented and Proactive. Able to multitask and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Desire to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment required
  • At least 21 years of age required. An interest in brewing desired.

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

  • Able to stand for long periods of time (up to 8-10 hours per day)
  • Able to work with powerlift equipment
  • Able to lift materials up to 55 lbs. unassisted, repeatedly
  • Able to stand for long periods of time and able to kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl.
  • Able to work in wet, tight, or cramped spaces and in an environment with high noise levels
  • Able to work with hazardous chemicals
  • Able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (boots, gloves, apron, eye protection, etc.)
  • Able to perform job with and around moving machinery
  • Potential exposure to hot fluids, live steam, pressurized vessels and transfer lines, particulate atmospheres, carbon dioxide, variable temperature levels, and wet floors and clothing.
  • Able to work 5 x 8 hour shifts with flexibility for early, late, or weekend shifts and OT if needed

Job Details:

  • Department: Brewing
  • Reports to: Production Manager
  • FLSA Status: Hourly
  • Compensation: $21+/HR DOE
  • Benefits: Competitive Health Care, Time Off (PTO, sick, and holidays), and 401k plans

Please email cover letter and resume to and

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