Sierra Nevada now hiring 6 brewers for new Asheville-area brewery

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Sierra-Nevada-LogoHere’s the job listing for the six brewing positions that Sierra Nevada has listed for the new brewery it is building in Mills River in Henderson County. (Here’s the link for all the Sierra Nevada jobs listed.):


Sierra Nevada Brewers are responsible for the production of our award-winning beers and the operation of our state-of-the-art Brewery. This position requires a comprehensive understanding of raw materials handling, Brewhouse operations, Cellar management, and Filtration procedures. Candidates must share Sierra Nevada’s commitments to Quality, Brewery Sanitation, Best Practices, Safety, and Continuous Improvement.

Desired Skills:

Brewers will work in the Brewhouse, Cellar, and Filtration areas across all shifts on a rotational basis.
Expert level understanding of both Brewing – Cellaring, and Filtration processes is strongly desired.
Expert level skills working with automated processes interface as well as manual Brewery operations is strongly desired.
Production team members are expected to share in all production duties and responsibilities, and have a commitment to being part of a team dynamic. Strong organizational, communication, and record keeping skills are necessary.
Good people skills and professional demeanor for building strong team relationships and occasional public relations is desired.
The skill to quickly assess the status of operations and troubleshoot processes is strongly desired.
The ability to multitask and a strong attention to detail is desired.
The ability to work unsupervised and make critical decisions.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

High school diploma or GED is required.
A Diploma or Certificate in Brewing or Fermentation Science or related field from an accredited institution, or a combination of professional education and experience is strongly desired.
Professional experience in the areas of Brewing, Cellar operations, and Filtration is strongly desired (SNBCo is committed to provide additional training and continuous improvement opportunities to employees in all areas).
An understanding of standard brewery equipment and the ability to troubleshoot and perform basic upkeep and maintenance are strongly desired.
You must be at least 21 years of age to work at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
The selected candidate must pass a contingent offer pre-employment background check and physical.
This is a full-time position, scheduled to work at least 40 hours per week.
Work schedule requires the ability to rotate through three shifts (early, swing, and night shifts), including week-ends and holidays.

**Applications accepted until Midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, March 17, 2013**

Thanks to the Bar of Soap for drawing attention to this link.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Ozzie March 7, 2013

    Why not? Why not hire the best? Why hire losers who show up to work stoned if at all.

  2. Shawn March 7, 2013

    Higher Standards? I think the majority really enjoyed and miss Craggie. Glad they are still working and able to make great beer for another good beer. So far, so good at Oskar Blues!

  3. Doug March 6, 2013

    Let’s hope they have higher standards than Oskar Blues who just took brewers from Craggy.

    1. Wha? March 6, 2013

      That comment shows remarkable ignorance if you actually knew the former brewer at Craggie and had tried his own small batch recipes, rather than judge his abilities based on the fact that, as his job, he had to continue brewing what were admittedly subpar brews the Craggie founders designed. DJ left Craggie a lot better than he found it…

    2. kris jonson March 6, 2013

      I believe it was one brewer from Craggie which is closed. Should Sierra Nevada say no brewers currently employed need apply? Anyone employed in a brewery in WNC will not be conidered? Is this what you would call “high standards”??


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