The Cellar Person I is responsible for many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the brewery and cellar, including gravity checks, performing transfers, tank CIPs, along with the general upkeep and operation of the cellar. This is an entry level position. Cellar Person I reports to the Cellar Manager and will follow procedures and processes established for and approved by Modern Times Beer. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.

  • Safe handling of cleaning chemicals, gases, pressurized vessels, hot liquor, etc. and general promotion of safety and quality culture within the brewery
  • Raw materials storage and retrieval for cellar procedures (coffee, fruit, adjuncts)
  • Dry hopping the prescribed amount of hops to a designated fermenter via the Hop Cannon
  • Yeast management, including the harvesting and/or pitching of yeast from the prescribed fermenter/brink while following sanitary procedures
  • Following established procedures to clean the cellar, fermenting, brite tanks, and other areas
  • Transferring or filtering beer from fermenter to brite tank in a sanitary manner under balanced pressure, and correct use of the centrifuge as needed
  • Proper use of brewing equipment including Densitometer, CBox, Hach Turbidimeter, etc.
  • Proper use and upkeep of cellar parts and equipment including hoses, gaskets, pumps, etc.
  • Using Obeer for expressing transfer information
  • Applying the correct pressure and volume of compressed CO2 gas to brite tanks for carbonation and displacement of beer as it is being packaged
  • General cleaning of horizontal, vertical, and sub-grate surfaces
  • Open, effective, and professional communication with all team members
  • Other tasks may be assigned as needed

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check
  • Strong understanding of how to operate safely and maintain a safe working environment
  • Minimum 1 year of commercial production brewery experience
  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
  • Able to operate a forklift and pallet jack
  • Ability to keep meticulous digital records via daily data entry
  • Strong possession of common sense in all areas of work, including problem-solving and communication
  • The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Willingness to regularly work during evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to work any shift in a 24/7 production environment

  • Able to stand for prolonged periods
  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
  • Able to manipulate valves and clamps
  • Able to read and follow written English instructions
  • Able to regularly lift/carry 44 pound boxes
  • Able to regularly lift/carry 55 pound bags above waist level
  • Able to periodically lift/move 165 pounds
  • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, and hot
  • Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles

**Applications Accepted Until This Role Is Filled**


- Modern Times is a partially employee-owned company, with 30% of our equity held in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), guaranteeing employees the opportunity to earn equity in the company over time

- Health, Chiropractic & Acupuncture benefits (with a $142.00 per month employer contribution towards any plan)

- Dental benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)

- Vision benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)

- Life insurance (with a 100% employer contribution)

- Long-term disability (with a 100% employer contribution)

- Unlimited paid time off (pending manager approval)

- Eligible to participate in 401(k)

- Eligible for 2-month paid sabbatical after 5 years

- Radical beer and coffee perks

Full-time employees become eligible for health benefits on the first 1st after 30 days of employment (For instance, if your start date is May 15th, you’d be eligible for benefits July 1st).


Modern Times began as a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and many of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we're distributed throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Maui, the Pacific Northwest and select international markets. We operate a tasting room at the brewery, as well as in San Diego’s North Park community, and opened brewery/restaurant locations in Portland, Los Angeles, and Encinitas in 2018, Santa Barbara and Oakland in 2019, with Anaheim coming in 2020. We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.

In the summer of 2017, we became California’s first-ever employee-owned brewery, with 30% of the company now owned by our employees and the goal of 100% employee ownership in the future. We think that’s pretty radical.

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Modern Times Beer strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
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