Cellar Person

Temescal Brewing

Oakland, CA, USA

Full time

$19-19 (hourly)

Jul 14

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Temescal Brewing is seeking a highly motivated and hardworking individual to join our brewing team in Oakland as a full-time Cellar Person.

You will work alongside head brewer Ryan Hammond in our 15bbl brewery and will be responsible for a variety of packaging, cleaning, and cellar duties. This is not a brewing position, but has the potential to grow into one for the right candidate.

Temescal is looking for a candidate with previous experience who is able to learn quickly on the job and to seize opportunities for more responsibility over time. Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential to the role.

Key Job Qualifications:

  • At least one year’s experience working in a brewery in a production role
  • Direct experience with the majority of tasks listed below
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to follow written instructions
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work safely and independently
  • A clean driving record
  • Experience with Google Sheets and Slack
  • Experience Operating a forklift

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Packaging finished beer
  • Keg cleaning and filling
  • Transporting wort to our 2nd cellar in Jack London Square
  • Transferring, tank CIP, fermentation monitoring, dry hopping, and carbonating beers
  • Harvesting and managing yeast
  • Operating a forklift, box truck, and other company vehicles
  • Regular cleaning of draft lines, tank exteriors, and brewery floors
  • Transporting beer and other materials between facilities
  • Assisting on brew days with prep, grain in, and grain out
  • A variety of brewery maintenance, inventory, and organization tasks

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift a full keg (180 lbs.) from the ground to knee level.
  • Ability to lift 60lbs to waist level, repeatedly.
  • Physical ability to stand up to 10 hours a day, reach, lift, bend, kneel, climb, walk, push and pull items weighing up to 180 pounds repeatedly
  • Requires walking, standing, and/or driving for more than 90% of the workday

COVID Safety:

  • You will be expected to be vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to safely perform this role
  • We have extensive policies in place to prevent the spread of COVID and protect our staff and customers, and we’re eager to discuss and address your safety needs

Expected Hours of Work: 

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8 hour shifts including a 30 min paid lunch break
  • Shifts will vary depending on the needs of the brewery. Shifts generally start between 5-11am.


  • Hourly wage ($19+/hour BOE)
  • Cell phone stipend to cover use of personal phone
  • Paid time off
  • Health benefits
  • Paid lunch breaks
  • Free beer and other in-kind perks

Please send applications to jobs@temescalbrewing.com for immediate consideration. Include the job title in the subject line.

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