Brewer - Sawmill Brewery

Closes: Sep 23, 2020

Sawmill is an independent, New Zealand owned brewery run by a small and hard working team. We are looking for an experienced brewer to join our production team in Matakana.

The successful applicant will be passionate about quality beer, sustainability and problem solving.

The ideal candidate must naturally hold and demonstrate our core values and behaviours – this is how we live everyday:

EXCELLENCE We aim for well above the average. We push to be the best and focus on quality and greatness in all things – service, beer, food, attitude.

CREATIVITY This is pushing boundaries and thinking laterally. It’s about solving problems using the resources we have. Not being bound by how things have been done before or done by others. Find a way. Be brave. Seek ideas from all places.

COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY Being all in! A recognition that everyone needs to work hard, and their work is important and valued. We have responsibilities to each other, to the end result, to our community, customers and consumers.

Key responsibilities:

Carry out fermentation and cellaring process according to each beer requirements; handling product, maintaining records, managing water and stock and maintaining a clean environment,

Monitor all beer in tanks and transfer to bright tanks according to schedule and requirements.

Provide support to other areas of production.

Brew beer, including following specific beer recipes, production of wort, preparation of all ingredients for production of beer.

Managing stock levels, manage water, manage yeast propagation and harvesting, keeping records, handling product and transferring of product.

Ordering of materials and ingredients, manage supplier relationships, aide in scheduling and planning of production.

Oversee and manage a team, assisting in the training of staff.

Take a lead role in H&S.

Monitor and assist in brewery maintenance.


2+ Years of Experience as a Brewer in a commercial brewery.

Practical knowledge of brewing processes and safety requirements.


Forklift license (preferred).

Biology/Technology or engineering based tertiary qualification or Brewing Qualification (preferred).

Kirsty McKay

If you want to become part of New Zealand’s exciting craft beer industry, please send your application including cover letter and CV to