Reports directly to the Head Cidermaker
Assist with all aspects of production of hard and ice cider products.
Assist other production staff with various tasks as needed.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
Ability to work independently and with team of alcohol production staff and Champlain orchards staff
Monitor and execute all production steps including following Standard Operating Procedures for:
Must analysis, fermentation
Additions of yeast, sulfite, nutrients and/or other additives as needed
Settling, racking, and cold stabilization
Filtration and fining
Blending, bottling, labeling
Warehousing of cased goods
Planning, coordinating and monitoring workflow process
Monthly audits of bottled and bulk cider inventories and record keeping
Quality Control and Lab analysis
Assist in filling orders of self-distribution and FOB shipments to distributors
Ensure company standards for food safety, proper food handling practices, sanitation, and productive are maintained, and completing all required Food Safety records as required.
Cleaning and sanitation.
Last 30 minutes each day, reserved for cleaning equipment and Cidery
Sanitation of vessels, hoses, and production equipment before and after use
Organize dry goods, equipment, and Cidery for easy access and use
Education and Experience requirements
The position requires an individual who has a Degree in Science, Microbiology or technology and/or at least two years of related experience in Cidery, brewery, winery, or related industries.
The individual needs to be comfortable and willing to work long, physical hours every day. Be able to lift 50 lbs, and push heavy pallet jacks. Be comfortable operating a fork lift and with operating equipment with high pressure and electricity. Have a working knowledge of pumps, hoses, tanks, filters, and other process equipment. Safe handling and practices with cleaning and process chemicals. Be able to perform relevant chemical analysis and calculations.
The individual shall possess the character qualities of being honest, trustworthy, respectful, and have sound work ethics.
Monday thru Friday [8 ½ hr days - includes ½ hr. unpaid lunch]; weekends when required.
NOTE: this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Please apply to email@example.com and attach your current, relevant Resume, 3 professional references and a cover letter.