Lead Brewer

Third Space Brewing

Milwaukee, WI, USA


$45k+ (annually)

Brewer / Assistant Brewer

Mar 7

Position Overview

Join a locally owned craft brewery in a role to develop or further a lifelong career. Our small team owns all disciplines of production, gaining exposure to many facets of beer production from milling to packaging.

We are looking for a hardworking, committed and passionate person to manage and lead our amazing production team. This candidate will become a key leader in the day to day operations required to produce and package Third Space Brewing brands.


  • 21+ years old
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Passion for craft beer
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently and cleanly
  • Able to follow detailed written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work on feet for full 8 hour shift
  • Regularly climb stairs and ladders with up to 55 lbs.
  • Move up to 3,000 lbs. with the aid of lifting equipment
  • Ability to safely stoop, kneel, crouch if needed
  • Reliable transportation to and from work
  • Basic computer/data entry skills
  • Ability to read and write clearly
  • Ability to use computer touch screen and computer keyboard/mouse interfaces
  • Able to work safely in environment containing potential hazards (see job conditions)
  • Experience in a production/labor environment
  • Brewery experience is required for this position including but not limited to an understanding of brewing equipment, processes, and raw materials
  • Operate mobile equipment with training (specifically electric forklift)

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead the production team by example as your direct reports
  • Strong emphasis on expediting processes or tasks to maintain adherence to daily production schedule
  • Actively floating to any position on production floor to facilitate training, task completion and overall team flexibility
  • Closely monitor and inform brewing, fermentation and packaging activity
  • Ensure quality control and assurance checks are completed and documented by team
  • Ensure production documentation is accurate and completed by team
  • Monitoring and initiating requests for needed raw materials, packaging materials, brewery chemical inventories and/or utilities based on forecasted production schedule
  • Work closely with Director of Brewing Operations to address production demands as they arise including but not limited to training, team scheduling needs, processing and seasonality challenges
  • Assist in skill development of production team members
  • Maintain production team schedule
  • Develop and maintain an acute awareness of team dynamics to support the production team effectiveness
  • Maintain, encourage and display company cultural values & standards within the production department
  • Monitor production equipment mechanical and operational integrity; document & communicate maintenance issues to appropriate team members
  • Help maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all production tasks and ensure the production team executes tasks per SOPs.
  • Assist in production logistics including shipping and receiving - coordinating unloading and loading of shipments
  • Be responsible for overall organization and cleanliness of raw material area
  • Assist in facilitating new hire on-boarding and training for production needs
  • Assist in staffing, managing, scheduling and training seasonal & full-time production help
  • Operate manual and electric pallet jack and / or Electric Forklift with training
  • Contribute toward and maintain a clean and sanitary working environment to produce our products

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in all Brewer and Assistant Brewer job duties as needed
  • Emergency shift or vacation shift coverage if needed
  • Assist maintenance department in tracking scheduled and emergency downtime and causes
  • Laboratory work as part of quality checks
  • Participate in product tasting samples as a part of Quality Assurance / Sensory Evaluation
  • Prioritize daily tasks to avoid equipment overlap or downtime
  • Manage shift resource demands for raw materials, water, malt, hops, yeast, chemicals, process aids, production equipment and utilities
  • Organizing/filing production paperwork & documenting production activities
  • Obtain / maintain inventory data
  • Receive or assist in receiving and unloading raw materials and equipment
  • Load or assist in loading of packaged product or merchandise
  • Cleaning equipment, floors, etc.
  • Assist in general grounds maintenance if needed
  • Working remote beer-service related events if needed
  • Assisting with large taproom events such as anniversary parties if needed

Job Conditions

Our production environment may be loud, hot, cold, wet, with potential for slick work surfaces and requires provided PPE. Working environment will include working alongside team members in close proximity to potential hazards from heat, chemicals, pressure, rotating and mobile machinery.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Annual Salaried Position- DOE
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance with Employer Contribution
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Beer Allocation
  • 401K w/ optional company match

Benefit highlights:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer

Third Space Brewing is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law

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Third Space Brewing

You have your home, you have your work, but everyone needs a Third Space