Hudson Valley Malt
320 County Rt 6
Germantown, NY 12526

Maltster Job Description

Part time to start 24 HRS

7:30am-4pm 3 days per week

Sat, Sun and Mon or
Friday, Saturday, Sunday




Malt is the backbone ingredient to making Beer and Whisky. A maltster’s task is to convert raw cereal grains to Malt.
Attention to quality is paramount. We started Hudson Valley Malt in 2015 in order to connect Hudson Valley Brewers and Distillers to grains grown by local Hudson Valley Farmers.
We work with brewers and distillers who want to support local agriculture and who seek freshness, premium quality and full transparency of their ingredient supply chain.
Before 2015 a local brewer or distiller could not source quality local ingredients. We have remedied that with the help of our growers and the support of Hudson Valley Brewers and Distillers.
We are experiencing popularity for our fresh local malted grains and have expanded our operation so we are now looking for a new member to add to our team.

Malting is a 4 Step Process.
Steeping, Germinating, Kilning and Packaging.

We will train you in all phases of malting.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Maltster

-Grain must be transferred into the steep tanks and hoses hooked up to steep and hydrate the grain to the proper moisture %

Keep track of temperature, moisture, smells, growth of the grain and weights in the logs

After the grain has been hydrated (2 day process) the steep tanks are then emptied by hand to the germination floor where the grain begins to sprout. In the germination phase the maltster keeps a keen eye on the growth of the grain. Periodically it needs to be raked to introduce Oxygen and cool it down. After a 4 day growing period, and when the maltster determines if the grain has reached the desirable point of growth, it is transferred into the Kiln.

When Kilning the maltster keeps track of the temperature probes, the operation of the furnace and heating elements as well as all ducts and dampers. The maltster will be responsible to learn our recipes for all types of  ourMalts from Distiller’s Malt to Pilsner, Pale, Munich, Vienna and Caramel Malts.

After kilning is complete, the maltster transfers the malt to the cleaning and packaging section of the malthouse. The maltster will learn how to properly set up and safely operate all of the cleaning machinery to make premium malt.

This is the area where the malt is cleaned, packaged, labelled and palletized for shipping or delivery.

The malthouse must always be kept in a sanitary condition. It is important to clean spilled grain from the floors asap and to make sure all machinery, equipment and packaging is put away at end of the day.

It is important for our maltsters to be able to communicate with our brewers and distillers about what we do and to be available to assist with company events. ( we will teach you to speak passionately about our malts and our movement)

Physical Demands of Maltster

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
The employee must constantly lift
and or move up to 30 pounds,
frequently lift and or move
up to 50 pounds or more.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud most of the time. Temperatures vary seasonally in work areas.


Hudson Valley Malt offers competitive wages that will be determined by experience and may include bonus opportunities and paid time off.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. A plus would be experience in farming, malting or brewing.

Basic knowledge of maintenance mechanics, preventative maintenance of mechanical equipment.

Aware of safety issues and concerns

Work effectively and productively in a team, self-motivated, ambitious and produces on a schedule

Hudson Valley Malt is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.



Maltster Job Opporunity