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Engineer Craft Brewery Equipment

From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Ninkasi Brewkit Rentals is a new company (started in August 2017) and provides a novel and unique service to UK craft breweries. We purchase equipment such as fermentation tanks, cooling kits and carbonation kits, then rent them to breweries on a long or short-term basis. All equipment is supplied to our own specification, and is assembled into kits by us, prior to delivery and installation, again by us.

Reason for recruitment

Currently only the two founders and two new team members work in the business. Due to continued growth and a move to larger premises, we are planning new products and more deliveries of existing ones.

The Role

A versatile Engineer is needed who is happy to do ‘hands on’ work as well as taking the technical lead on kit assembly, delivery, problem solving and new equipment.

Hands on work (in conjunction with other team members)

·Assemble cooling kits

·Perform tank / cooling kit deliveries

·Collect new tanks from factory

·Put together valve and carbonation kits

Understand key principles of all the equipment


·Conditioning tank

·Valve kit

·Carbonation kit

·Cooling kit (chiller / pipework / temperature controller) – in depth

·Tank delivery system (in-house design)

Proactively resolve technical issues as they arise, e.g –

·Work with suppliers to resolve any faults and organise retrofit / rework in the field.

·Develop and implement any required internal ‘fixes’ e.g – buffer tank stabiliser to prevent chiller leaks during transit.

Design and get made any new delivery or integration equipment required

·e.g – trolley based tank delivery mechanism for tanks to allow delivery into low buildings.

In conjunction with rest of team - Explore technical aspects of potential new rental equipment and identify potential suppliers – e.g.

·Small canning machine.

·All purpose brewery pump.

·Hop infuser.

·Pilot brewery kit.

Liaise with equipment suppliers on all technical specifications and queries.

The person

  • Probably from a technical role in Food, Dairy or Brewing equipment
  • Engineering / technical qualifications.

Basic understanding of :-

  • ·Hygienic stainless equipment.
  • ·Hydraulics.
  • ·Pumps / fluid flow.
  • ·Refrigeration / chillers.
  • ·Mechanics.
  • ·Control panel elements (power supply / voltages / device controller / remote comms)
  • PC based CAD ability an advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of craft brewing advantageous but not essential.
  • Good practical ability.
  • Quick learner – able to fill in knowledge gaps quickly as required.
  • Pro-active approach – to look ahead and anticipate issues before they arise.
  • Initiative – to act quickly and challenge all our thinking.
  • Team player – to work in harmony with other team members.
  • ·Flexible in working hours to suit occasional long installation trips.
  • ·Able to drive up to 3.5T and have a clean driving license.

Terms and conditions

The role is on a ‘full time employed’ basis and will be salaried rather than hourly paid.


This is a very important role, and an individual package will be agreed with the successful candidate. Initial salary will be up to £30k p.a.

Potential for development

The founders will not be working full time in the business for long, due to their age, so the requirement is for someone to quickly become a main player to help take the company forward and develop with it.

More information about waht we do and photos are in our website or facebook.

This job was originally posted as

Ninkasi Brewkit Rentals
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID70050