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Brewer Technician 2

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Brewer Tech 2-CA

Title Description:

Brewer Technician 2

FLSA Status:


Reports To:

Sup, Brewing-CA



Approved Date:

1/1/1900 12:00:00 AM

Date Last Edited:

1/6/2021 12:18:53 PM


CA Chico



Business Entity:

SNBC Chico Brewery

Cost Center:

Brewing Brew House; Brewing Cellar; Brewing Filtration

Employee Type:

Full Time

Age Requirement:


Employee Supervisory Classification:


Individual Contributor


People Leader


The Brewer Technician 2 efficiently operates and monitors Sierra Nevada's state-of-the-art brewing systems to produce award winning beers.  Reporting to the Brewing Supervisor, the Tech 2 follows standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ensures our beers meet quality standards.  The Brewer Technician 2 is responsible for using their comprehensive knowledge of their area of responsibility (Brewing, Cellar, Filtrations, or New Products) to recommend changes and/or efficiencies.



Essential Duties

Stages materials and prepares for brewing according to set recipes and schedules


Actively monitors brewing processes on manual and automated systems while maintaining quality standards and specifications and troubleshoots real time issues


Responsible for performance and reporting of product and equipment on shift


Based on acceptable limits, reacts appropriately when limits are exceeded, and escalates abnormalities to the supervisor


Follows all SOPs and best practices for brewing operations (Brewing, Cellar, and Filtration) in a safe and efficient manner; evaluates and recommends practice or SOP changes


Maintains an organized, sanitary, and safe work area by cleaning up messes quickly after created, keeping tools in appropriate places after use, and sterilizing any item that may contact product immediately after use


Performs CIP of brewing vessels, tanks, process lines, fermenters, centrifuges, filters and yeast brinks including assembly and disassembly of process lines and loops. Mixes and uses chemicals safely (uses the appropriate chemical for the task, uses cleaning equipment safely, safely carries buckets with chemicals)


Performs basic maintenance and troubleshooting of process equipment


Performs light duty mechanical adjustments; manually or with small hand tools


Communicates and works in conjunction with other departments (Quality, Packaging, Maintenance, etc.) as necessary to meet department objectives


Additional duties as needed


Additional Responsibilities

Travel Requirements

Est. Amount

Brief Description


Occasional travel opportunities will be available for training and/or event participation.  Not required.





Education Level

Education Details





Diploma/Certificate in Brewing or Fermentation or any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved




Work Experience


Experience Details




2 years

Professional brewing experience




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive understanding of raw materials handling, brewhouse operations, cellar management, and filtration procedures

Understanding of COP, CIP, sanitation and sterilization techniques

Understanding of specific beer process terminologies

The skill to quickly assess the status of operations and troubleshoot processes strongly desired

A demonstrated ability to work with automated processes interface, as well as manual brewery operations is strongly desired

A demonstrated ability to multitask while maintaining a strong attention to detail is essential

A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a cross-functional, cross-departmental team environment

A demonstrated ability to work unsupervised and make critical decisions

Ability to accurately follow SOPs

Strong work ethic and high level of professionalism

Licenses and Certifications


Licenses/Certification Details

Time Frame




Forklift Certification


within 60 Days




Physical Demands

Frequencies listed represent the percentage of time spent performing the task during a regularly scheduled shift

| Rarely 0-25% | Occasionally 26-50% | Frequently 51-75%  | Constantly 76-100% |

  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Standing - Frequently
  • Bending (Waist) - Occasionally
  • Bending (Neck) - Occasionally
  • Lifting - Occasionally (55lbs)
  • Carrying - Occasionally
  • Pushing - Occasionally
  • Pulling - Rarely
  • Squatting - Rarely
  • Climbing - Occasionally
  • Kneeling - Rarely
  • Crawling - Rarely
  • Twisting (Waist) - Occasionally
  • Twisting (Neck) - Occasionally
  • Grasping - Rarely
  • Talking - Occasionally
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motion - Rarely



Work Environment

Frequencies listed represent the percentage of time spent performing the task during a regularly scheduled shift

| Rarely 0-25% | Occasionally 26-50% | Frequently 51-75%  | Constantly 76-100% |

  • Indoors - Constantly
  • Outdoors - Occasionally
  • Humid - Occasionally
  • Work near toxic or caustic chemicals - Rarely
  • Exposure to fumes & airborne particles - Occasionally
  • Working at heights of more than 6' - Occasionally
  • Exposure to extreme cold - Occasionally
  • Exposure to extreme heat - Occasionally
  • Exposure to wet environments - Occasionally
  • Extreme changes in temperature - Occasionally
  • Work near loud noises - Occasionally
  • Work near loud noises requiring ear protection - Occasionally
  • Work near moving mechanical parts - Rarely
  • Risk of electrical shock - Rarely
  • Work in confined spaces - Rarely



The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and respectively encountered 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.


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