Cellar Person Position Opportunity at Production Brewery

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Rochester Mills Production Brewery Cellar Person

JOB TITLE: Cellar Person
LOCATION: Auburn Hills, Michigan
REPORTS TO: Head Brewer
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Hourly

SUMMARY: Rochester Mills Production Brewery is searching for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, goal-oriented craft beer enthusiast to join our brewing team. In this position, you will be responsible for yeast and fermentation management, dry hopping, finings, the operation of a centrifuge, filtering, tank cleaning and general cleaning duties. Your responsibilities have a direct effect on preparing beer for packaging.


  • Cleans, sanitizes, and purges tanks according to S.O.P.’s (bright and fermenting)
  • Yeast harvests, pitches and drops
  • Carbonation and dissolved oxygen monitoring
  • Track beer throughout filtration process
  • Administering of filter and process aids
  • Strict adherence to C.I.P. and process S.O.P.’s
  • Effectively communicate mechanical and process issues with Head Brewer/Cellar Lead
  • Basic beer movements – empty and fill tanks, transfer beer
  • Ensures work area is clean and well organized
  • Ensures tank exteriors are cleaned regularly
  • Monitors and records results of fermentation and cellaring of beer
  • Ensures that product and process is free from microbiological contamination
  • Ensures equipment is maintained and kept in good working order
  • Filters and carbonates beer as required
  • Ensure appropriate samples are taken for Quality Assurance


  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a Passion for Brewing and a commitment towards the production of a consistent and quality product
  • Two years brewery experience with a minimum of one year CIP experience, brewing experience preferred
  • Should have a strong focus on safety and efficiency
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible hours, weekends and night shift availability
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to follow complex instructions and adhere to them
  • Precision in daily tasks
  • Positive, get it done no matter what attitude

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to work around loud noise levels

  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Ability to frequently and safely lift and/or move up to 150 pounds
  • Ability to be frequently exposed to wet conditions
  • Ability to work with potentially hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to work around moving mechanical parts

WORK ENVIRONMENT: At Rochester Mills we like to have fun, but we take our beer seriously. If you want to work in a rewarding environment, where the customer always comes first, where your opinion matters and you can do what you love, this is the place for you.

Rochester Mills Beer Company was established in 1998 and has been consistently ranked and is currently the top beer-producing brewpub in Michigan. Based upon that success and demand for their beer beyond the pub, Rochester Mills Production Brewery opened in 2012 in Auburn Hills, MI to brew and distribute the award-winning beers of Rochester Mills, including its flagship brand Milkshake Stout, and add selections of their own creation to their growing portfolio of craft beers. The production brewery is now one of the largest micro-breweries in Michigan and continues to grow at a steady pace.

PLEASE APPLY HERE: If you are interested in this position please supply a cover letter and résumé to jobs@beercos.com .