Head Brewer / Quality Control

The Cayman Islands Brewery Ltd

The Head Brewer / Quality Control is responsible for the beer production process and day-to-day operations of the brewery. It is a high-level role which can involve many different tasks including managing 2 other brewers, purchasing raw materials, monthly and weekly production planning, creating new types of beers, ensuring the highest possible quality and managing resources.


Fulfill duties with all aspects of the brewery operations which include:

  • Supervision of 2 shift brewers
  • Raw Material inventory management and ordering
  • Management of lab consumables
  • Creating monthly production schedules based on projected sales
  • Daily quality checks of beers in fermentation
  • Quality checks of beers being packaged throughout the run
  • Micro biological testing of tanks
  • Operation of a DE / plate and frame filter
  • Weekly QC checks
  • Creation and Management of lab budget
  • Troubleshooting problems in the brewhouse and filtration
  • Constantly looking for ways to improve quality and operational efficiencies
  • Recipe Development
  • Representing the company at events
  • Covering Brew shifts
  • Some weekend work required
  • Identify savings, reduce waste and build an environment sustainability program
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as required


  • Well versed in brewing sciences
  • Formal brewing education or practical experience (5+ years)
  • Knowledge and practical experience of brewing and packaging processes preferred
  • Previous management experience is desirable

    Knowledge & Experience

  • Operating an automated brew house
  • Operating a DE / plate and frame filter
  • Good micro-biological testing procedures
  • The ability to work logically and systematically, with good time management;
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to think laterally whilst offering creative solutions;
  • The ability to work with people at different levels;
  • IT literacy and the ability to handle electronic data;
  • Flexibility and the ability to manage change;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Able to lift 55Lbs repeatedly and able to lift at least 160lbs
  • A positive attitude to continued learning.
  • Possess a strong enthusiasm towards brewing beer.
  • Laboratory skills
  • Ability to lead in a team-based environment
  • Strong planning and organizing skills

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