Become a part of where great beer begins.

Have you ever experienced the distinct flavors of an artfully brewed craft beer and wondered where it all begins? Chances are, it started with us – the growers and employees of Yakima Chief Hops located in the heart of hop country. For many of us, our drive to work is through the family farms and hop fields that give life to the craft beer industry.

The hop and brewing industries both have an unwavering community spirit. Hops just have a way of bringing people together. Inspired by this community spirit, we at Yakima Chief Hops want everyone who works here to feel a sense of family. The family hop farms of the Pacific Northwest are an extension of YCH, and we want our company culture to emulate that welcoming atmosphere.

This is why we offer competitive compensation, career development opportunities and rewarding work you can taste in so many ways. We want our employees to feel acknowledged and appreciated. We’re always looking for skilled, energetic individuals who enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

GOT THE CHOPS?

Successful team members own their area of expertise while proactively designing, planning and problem-solving,
in development, test and production environments.

TEAM PLAYER

Willing to jump in & help other team members

when needed

LIFELONG LEARNER

Proactively maintaining expertise in emerging

business & tech trends

AGILE

Continuously, iteratively improving by responsively

assessing & adapting

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 The Yakima Valley experiences four beautifully distinct seasons and is just a short drive from Seattle and Portland. If none of our current openings fit your expertise, check our company-wide listings or email us your resume and cover letter and we will happily keep them on file for the future.

  • Harvest Field Study Intern +
  • Location: Yakima, WA  Research & Development

    Yakima Chief Hops is seeking a motivated team member to assist in hop harvest studies. This position is centered around assisting the Field Research Agronomist is field sampling and analysis of hop samples. A strong candidate pays close attention to detail, has strong communication skills, and works well in a team environment. This position shall be filled mid-August through October. Time Frame: 10-week internship program with a target hire start date of August 15th 2022. Learn More

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  • Mechanic +
  • Location: Sunnyside, WA  Cryo

    The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair all equipment and facilities in the Cryo plant. Cryo Mechanic provides maintenance leadership and direction toward the successful upkeeping of Cryo equipment, development, and implementation PM plans for the Cryo Facility. This position leads PM plans to deliver projects that align with business strategies, follow structured guidelines, company policies, and deliver the highest value asset allocation possible. Must possess electrical, welding, mechanical and refrigeration principles to troubleshoot and install equipment, suggest process improvements, and troubleshoot process issues. Proven written skills to accurately document and complete required paperwork. Should have a positive attitude, support co-workers to obtain the above objectives, and assist others in their contributions. Initial assignment to focus on Cryo equipment PM plan, repairs, rebuilds and improvement process.  Learn More

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  • Shipping/Forklift - Yakima +
  • Location: Yakima, WA  Shipping/FGX

    The purpose of this position is to transport product and organize the warehouses for product transfer and shipment. Learn More

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  • Regional Sales Manager - SE Asia +
  • Location: Southeast, Asia/ Remote  Sales

    Due to continuous growth and an increasing demand for our products we are looking for a Regional Sales Manager to further expand our Asian sales team. This is a home-based position and slight preference will be given for candidates who are based or willing to relocate to the SE Asia. The position is full-time and competitive salary is offered. Learn More

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  • Laboratory Technician +
  • Location: Sunnyside, WA   Quality

    The purpose of this position is to analyze the samples presented in the lab by the company or customers. Learn More

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  • Graphic Design Specialist +
  • Location: Yakima, WA   Sales and Marketing

    From the beginning, Yakima Chief Hops set out to be a different kind of hop supplier. The family farms that make up Yakima Chief Hops have been driven by the desire to help both growers and brewers thrive by focusing on constantly improving beer’s greatest ingredient, the hop. As the Graphic Design Specialist you will help drive Yakima Chief Hops’ mission of connecting family hop farms to the world’s finest brewers by developing unique and creative design concepts to further elevate the brand. You will create the design rationale and principles that support creative solutions while adhering to the creative strategy based on project briefs, creative criteria, and expected timing and production needs.">Learn More

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  • Sensory Intern +
  • Location: Yakima, WA   Research & Development

    Yakima Chief Hops is seeking a motivated team member to assist in the execution of our sensory panel. This position involves sample preparation, panel set up, cleaning, and maintaining sensory facilities. This person will communicate frequently with sensory panelists and the Research & Development department. A strong candidate pays close attention to detail, has strong communication skills, and works well in a team environment. This position shall be filled mid-August through mid-October. Learn More

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  • Shipping Forklift Operator +
  • Location: Sunnyside, WA  Shipping/FGX

    The purpose of this position is to transport product and organize the warehouses for product transfer and shipment. Learn More

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  • Cybersecurity Analyst +
  • Location: Yakima, WA/ Remote  Information Technology

    Responsible for the operation of network security tools and devices under minimal guidance. Provides security monitoring operational service management and participates in ticket escalation. Troubleshoots and resolves complex security issues. Gives subject expertise to all security-related projects, changes, and enhancements. Learn More

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  • Chief Financial Officer +
  • Location: Yakima, WA  Finance

    As a key member of the Executive Team, the Chief Financial Officer will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and have a dotted-line report to the Audit Committee of the Grower-Owners. Based in company headquarters in Yakima WA, the CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company both domestically and internationally. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, taxation, and treasury as well as being the point person for institutional relationships with banking, auditing, and legal partners. Together with the CEO and other members of the Executive team the CFO will actively participate in additional aspects of leading the company including forecasting, strategic planning, legal assessments, plant and property management, and potential investment opportunity reviews. Learn More

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  • Director of Extraction +
  • Location: Sunnyside, WA  Extract

    Manage the extract production operations to optimize output levels, minimize operating costs and maximize profitability and quality. Manage capital projects for the Extract Plant facilities located in Sunnyside. Must possess manufacturing experience utilizing engineering principles to design and install equipment, suggest process improvements, and troubleshoot process issues. Oversee the completion, start-up and operations of the new extract plant project. Manage operations of both the new extract plant and existing extract plant, providing technical advice, overseeing mechanical issues, and ensuring required data is collected and documented. Ensure proper training is conducted for staff to properly operate both plants and work to provide cohesiveness between both plants. Proven written skills to accurately document and complete required paperwork. Should have a positive attitude, support co-workers to obtain the above objectives, and assist others in their contributions. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (in required areas) for extended periods of time. Ability to sit/stand/walk for extended periods of time and access stairs and ladders. Ability to bend, stoop, squat occasionally to frequently. Be able to lift (up to 50 lbs), carry (up to 44 lbs) occasionally to frequently within normal limits. Handle hazardous chemicals safely according to their MSDS’s and SOP’s. Learn More

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  • Laboratory Technician Intern +
  • Location: Sunnyside, WA  Quality

    The purpose of this position is to analyze the samples presented in the lab by the company or customers. Learn More

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  • Regional Sales Manager - South +
  • Location: Remote from Southern U.S.  Sales/Marketing

    This position reports to the Director, North American Sales. The role involves executing a successful sales strategy to increase market share within an assigned geography and becoming an ambassador for the brewing industry. The role requires individual initiative, organizational skills and willingness to travel throughout the assigned region, while working in a team environment. The individual should have experience in the brewing industry and sales or marketing experience.  Learn More

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  • Director of Marketing +
  • Location: Yakima, WA  Marketing

    The Director of Marketing is responsible for developing long term strategy with the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer as well as providing daily direction, communication and structure to the global Marketing team.  Learn More

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  • Regional Sales Manager - Nordic +
  • Location: Nordic  Sales

    The role involves executing a successful sales strategy to increase market share within an assigned geography and becoming an ambassador for the brewing industry. The role requires individual initiative, organizational skills and willingness to travel throughout the assigned region, while working in a team environment. The individual should have experience in the brewing industry and sales or marketing experience.  Learn More

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  • Extract Plant Assistant Shift Supervisor +
  • Location: Sunnyside, WA  Extract

    Supervise staff, monitors, operates and maintains equipment and systems associated with the operation of the Extract Plant in a safe, reliable and efficient manner in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, SOPs, policies and procedure. Learn More

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  • Extract Operator +
  • Location: Sunnyside, WA  Extract

    Monitors, operates and maintains equipment and systems associated with the operation of the Extract Plant in a safe, reliable and efficient manner in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, SOPs, policies and procedure.  Learn More

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  • Internship Opportunity +
  • Location: Yakima or Sunnyside, WA  Multiple Departments  

    Yakima Chief Hops is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed individual to assist the designated department in a variety of day-to-day activities. The intern will work under the supervision of the department head and/or designee who meets the educational and work-related qualifications required to perform the job. The intern is expected to follow company guidelines, policies and procedures. The Office Intern assists with general office, HR, IT, Accounting and Marketing activities as determined and directed by the department head and/or designee. Additionally, the Administrative Intern shall assist and work with administrative staff as well as outside vendors as required. The Office Intern will be responsible for assisting the staff with general office duties including, but not limited to, research, data entry, filing and general coordination.

    This is a temporary position for a student eager to gain experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The internship will provide great opportunities to gain practical experience. Work will be required, based on intern availability, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday as needed. Intern must provide their own transportation. Learn More

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