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Cellar Technician

Monterey Brewery & Grill

Updated 6.6.18


The Cellar Technician will be responsible for cellar duties that primarily include duties within the three cellars of our production brewery. Racking beer from Fermenter to Brite tanks, carbonating beer to specific CO2 levels, dry hopping and fruiting beers, taking gravity checks, monitoring and manipulating tank temperatures, packaging beers into kegs and cans. The other aspect is performing various Clean-In-Place proceeds to ensure a sanitary environment for our beers to thrive in. Cellar Tech’s will be responsible for following SOP’s established for each brewery task, and performing duties in a safe and professional manner. Data entry, meticulous note taking, and thorough communication of duties performed for each task will be required, as well the ability to operate machinery that includes pumps, valves, CO2 and DO metering devices, canning line equipment, fork lift, centrifuge, dry hop cannon, and any new equipment added.

Everyday Tasks

  • Rack beer from fermenter to brite tank, in a gentle manner, hitting target DO levels

  • Package beer into various keg cooperage and cans of both 12 oz and 16 oz types

  • Dry hop and fruit beers

  • Perform gravity checks

  • Monitor & manipulate tank temperatures

  • Carbonate beer to specific CO2 levels

  • Perform various CIP tasks on Fermenters, Brite Tanks, “Droids” & various equipment

  • Take meticulous notes on all procedures, report to Head Cellar Tech & Head Brewer

  • Operate and clean all technical Cellar equipment (C-box, pH meter, DMA, etc.)

Skills & Experience

  • Clean driving record with no issues for a minimum of three years.

  • High attention to detail in regards to quality, safety, and data collection.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check

  • Forklift certification preferred

  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment with a growing company

  • Passion for beer, enthusiastic about the process and a desire to learn

Physical & Mental Requirements

  • Able to stand, walk, and be on your feet for prolonged periods

  • Able to read and follow written English instructions

  • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools

  • Able to safely navigate the tasting room and crowded spaces

  • Able to maneuver packages of any weight above 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance

  • Able to move 165-pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools

  • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot

  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors

  • Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards.


  • Complimentary beer with in-house and take home privileges.

  • 25% off food at our Monterey brewpub.

For Job Opportunities at our Monterey Brewpub:
Please fill out both sides of our application and email to wendy@alvaradostreetbrewery.com.

For Job Opportunities at our Salinas Production Brewery:
Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@alvaradostreetbrewery.com.

Please, no drop ins. We will reach out to top candidates for interviews.

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