Trades & Services
Beverage Systems Technician
Beverage systems technicians install and maintain drinks systems in pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants and venues where drinks are served.
Senior secondary school certificate or equivalent
What does a Beverage Systems Technician do?
Beverage systems technicians install and maintain drinks systems in hotels, pubs, bars, restaurants, and other places where drinks are served.
As a beverage systems technician, you would fit:
- check the client's premises to make sure the system is suitable to install
- determine the parts needed to fit the system
- fit the system, including installing into existing joinery
- train staff in how to use the equipment
- maintain existing equipment and fix any problems
- follow health and safety guidelines in installation and maintenance of equipment.
Key skills and interests
To become a beverage systems technician, you would need:
- to enjoy technical work
- practical ability
- joinery or machinery fitting / assembly skills
- the ability to use hand or power tools
- the ability to work using your own initiative
- good problem solving skills.
Working hours and conditions
You would typically work a standard number of hours per week, but may have to respond to call-outs at all hours.
You would usually be based at a workshop or depot, and would travel to customers to install dispensing systems.
On site, you might work in cellars, storerooms or in a bar area. Conditions may be cold or cramped. You would be on your feet for a lot of the time and may need to carry heavy equipment.
You would need a current drivers' licence.
How to become an Beverage Systems Technician?
Entry Level Education
You may not need any qualifications to start work as a beverage systems technician, although it may be an advantage if you had experience in engineering, electrical work, fitting & turning or the brewing industry.
Employment opportunities for beverage system technicians are expected to increase.
Continuing growth in the number of food and beverage outlets and the number of people eating outside of their homes are expected to stimulate this growth.
Sustained growth in global tourism with increasing personal incomes in emerging countries, and an ageing population is also adding to the demand for hospitality and leisure facilities offering food and beverages.