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ASSISTANT BREWER at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, California

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Get to Know Us

Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 with a hand-built brewhouse and the odds stacked against him. That passion forever changed the course of American craft brewing and launched a beer revolution that's in full force today. Turns out, good beer can do a lot of good, and Sierra Nevada became a cornerstone for both its innovation and its care for the Earth and its people. We’re committed to advancing a culture of inclusion and believe diversity in all its forms makes us stronger. We keep pushing boundaries, whether that’s in the brewhouse, with sustainability, or in the great outdoors.

Get to Know This Role

The Assistant Brewer position is a critical contributor to the production processes throughout the brewing department. This role is responsible for a wide variety of duties in support of the Brewing Department production needs, including raw materials receiving, staging and handling, Cellar work, use of the automation and database systems for process and inventory control and adjustments using WMS system scanners, process component cleaning, area housekeeping, equipment maintenance, and other duties as assigned. All duties must be performed safely, and with high-level attention to detail in accordance to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and best practices.

What's In It For You

We’re committed to our employees and work hard to prove it. For starters, we’re offering $16.00 to $23.25 hourly compensation for this role. Individual offers are based on skills, experience, and qualifications, and geographical location.

But base pay is just the beginning. We support your future by offering a generous 10% company match on 401(k) contributions, providing learning and development opportunities, and fostering your safety at work with ongoing trainings, state-of-the-art equipment, and preventative care. We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance, an onsite medical clinic, as well as mental health and well-being benefits including paid sick leave. We foster a culture of work-life balance and always encourage employees to use and enjoy their generous paid time off.

What You Will Do

  • Performs routine work for the brewhouse and cellar, including material receiving, inventory control, brewhouse and cellar hops preparation, basic equipment maintenance and cleaning, and material staging for brewing, cellar and filtration areas.

  • Certified and proficient in utilizing inventory control software (Phoenix WMS and Switchboard) for material receiving, data entry and lot tracking for FIFO and traceability programs.

  • Certified and proficient in operation of department forklifts, standup lift, squeeze clamp tool, torpedo clamp tool, cart caddy, scissor or boom lift, and forklift battery exchange.

  • Use process automation systems for cellar process control.

  • Hop use management, including precise weighing of hops according to defined recipes.

  • CIP/COP of tanks, lines, and hardware using automated & manual systems.

  • Demonstrates safe work practices and contributes to mobile equipment safety program. Conducts thorough forklift inspections, escalates safety concerns, interacts with Mobile Equipment Specialist to troubleshoot and diagnose equipment issues, reports property damage and demonstrates ownership until the problem is resolved.

  • Adjusts material and raw materials inventory, manages FIFO best practices and conducts cycle counts using Warehouse Management System (WMS) to improve inventory accuracy.

  • Works cross-functionally across departments as needed, including but not limited to: Packaging, Quality, Brewery Support, Warehouse and Supply Chain.

  • Assist Brewers with manual material dosing operations in both brewing and filtration areas as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned and assists other team members as needed.

Please Apply if You Have

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • 1 year Experience in a production, industrial, or mechanical setting preferred

  • 1 year Powered industrial truck experience within a production, warehouse, shipping operation preferred

  • Experience with a digital Warehouse Management System (WMS) preferred

  • Ability to learn and master the Warehouse Management System (WMS) used for inventory control of goods.

  • Candidate must share Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe work environment.

  • Ability and willingness to positively contribute to a team-focused department.

  • Ability to maintain a strict attention to detail, a passion for accuracy, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Ability to participate in the department Confined Space program.

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Strong verbal & written communication skills as well as math, reasoning & space management skills are a must.

  • The ability to work independently with little direct supervision.

  • Desire to learn and grow into Brewer Technician roles is preferred.

  • Forklift Certification within 90 Days required

  • Narrow Isle Lift Certification within 90 Days required

  • Boom Lift Certification within 90 Days required

  • Scissor Lift Certification within 90 Days required

  • Cart Caddy Certification within 90 Days required


Additional Requirements to Consider Before Applying

  • You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment, post offer background check.

  • Candidate must be able to work 1st shift (5 AM - 1:30 PM)


Before applying for this role, please review the full job description, including the physical demands and working environment:

** This position will remain open until filled; online applications will be reviewed weekly **

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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