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Cellar Worker

Description Summary:


The Cellar Worker is responsible for the duties involved with the fermentation cellar and all cider released to packaging.  The quality of our cider can be greatly affected by the cellar processes. Ensuring quality must be the Cellar Worker’s primary focus to ensure the quality and integrity of our product. The Cellar Worker is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing fermentation and conditioning tanks, as well as transferring cider from tank to tank, ensuring the cider is transferred correctly and in an aseptic manner. The Cellar Worker is also responsible for monitoring the fermentation of cider, and carbonating cider to the correct level. The Cellar Worker cleans and sanitizes product lines and other equipment as well as the general working environment in the cellar. Other duties of the Cellar Worker include cleaning the floors, outsides of tanks, miscellaneous parts, floor drains, filtration equipment, cellar racks, storage areas and any other task in the cellar that is deemed necessary by the production manager and head cider maker. No job is too big or too small for the Cellar Worker to complete. The Cellar Worker should expect to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, up to 12 hours per day if necessary depending on the production schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Come in prepared to work. Understand the day's objective by communicating with the other cellar staff if present.

  • Proper personal protective equipment is required to be worn during the entire shift.

  • Double check the volume of CO2 in the morning before the start of the run and adjust accordingly.

  • Run fresh sanitizer through the hard lines and prepare cider for packaging.

  • Coordinate with the packaging crew and release cider to packaging when ready.

  • CIP transfer lines and transfer any cider that is scheduled and ready to the appropriate conditioning tank.

  • Clean all tanks that are empty, dirty, and need to be cleaned.

  • Complete fermentation checks.

  • Consult with the packaging department to communicate that the cider is at the correct temperature and carbonation level for packaging.

  • Communicate with the Production Management team and other Cellarmen throughout the day to keep the day organized, running on time, and able to maintain a good workflow.

  • Primary focus should be to safely make cider and provide a safe working environment which allows Stowe Cider staff to work cleanly and produce great cider in an environment with minimal stress.

  • Assist in the cleaning of the cellar areas and the washing of equipment, floors and tools to comply with company and government sanitation standards.

  • Follow all SOPs and safety protocols.

  • Make observations of efficiencies and inefficiencies.

  • Make recommendations for equipment and processes with formal reports or an email.

  • Contribute to improvements and processes required to gain efficiency and quality assurance in the cellar department.

  • Contribute to the evolution of the cellar department.

  • Complete special projects assigned by supervisors.

  • Participate in general cleaning of the break room, bathrooms, and offices.

  • Remain calm, flexible, and able to work through setbacks and emergencies.

  • Able to work through challenges by setting a professional and upbeat example.

  • Writing and math skills necessary to accurately complete a dilution calculations, volume, flow, density, weight, length, pressure and other unit conversions, calculate cider volumes/losses, and alcohol content.

  • Consistently read and write orders, draft emails and the ability to complete forms.

  • Communicate clearly with co­workers and managers, verbally and written.

  • Frequent problem solving. Physical Requirements:

    • Consistently lift and carry 10 pounds and occasionally lift and carry 50 pounds to chest height.

Special skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experienced in simultaneously coordinating a wide range of activities in a hectic and fast ­paced work environment.

  • 1 year experience in a similar environment.

  • Love for craft cider.

  • Organized, task oriented and detail driven.

  • Knowledge of office systems including but not limited to Microsoft, Google and ability to adapt and learn new operating systems.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to speak effectively in front of a large group.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

Pay & Benefits:

  • Pay is based on experience and evaluated every six months.

  • 3 weeks paid time off + select holidays.

  • Health and wellness package (ski pass, gym membership, or similar) after 6 months.

  • Free merch.

  • Free cider.

  • Opportunity to grow with a young and successful company.

  • Experience in a growing industry.

 

Job Type: Full-time

*Please accompany resume with a cover letter for the position.


Packaging Technician and Cellar Hybrid:

Stowe Cider is Hiring a full-time Packaging Technician

We are a young, locally-owned hard cider company looking for a packaging line technician to join our hard-working production team. Teamwork, dedication, and a passion for producing the highest quality cider is what sets us apart. We are currently seeking motivated and well organized professionals whose dedication and initiative will continue to keep Stowe Cider at the top of the industry.

This position is responsible for the setup, operation, and cleanup of our packaging materials and equipment, and will aid in general cider house operations on non-packaging days.

Packaging Duties:

  • Set up, operate, and clean kegging and canning equipment

  • Package finished cider into kegs and cans

  • Operate keg washer and filler

  • Assist cider makers and cellar crew in maintaining a clean workspace

  • Warehousing packaging materials and finished product

  • Record input and output details and quality control data for each packaging run

  • Cross-training on various production support roles as needed

Cellar Duties:

  • Coordinate with the packaging crew and release cider to packaging when ready

  • CIP transfer lines and transfer any cider that is scheduled and ready to the appropriate conditioning tank

  • Clean all tanks that are empty, dirty, and need to be cleaned

  • Complete fermentation checks

  • Consult with the packaging department to communicate that the cider is at the correct temperature and carbonation level for packaging

  • Communicate with the Production Management team and other Cellarmen throughout the day to keep the day organized, running on time, and able to maintain a good workflow

  • Primary focus should be to safely make cider and provide a safe working environment which allows Stowe Cider staff to work cleanly and produce great cider in an environment with minimal stress

  • Assist in the cleaning of the cellar areas and the washing of equipment, floors and tools to comply with company and government sanitation standards

  • Follow all SOPs and safety protocols

  • Make observations of efficiencies and inefficiencies

  • Make recommendations for equipment and processes with formal reports or an email

  • Contribute to improvements and processes required to gain efficiency and quality assurance in the cellar department

  • Contribute to the evolution of the cellar department

  • Complete special projects assigned by supervisors

  • Participate in general cleaning of the break room, bathrooms, and offices

  • Remain calm, flexible, and able to work through setbacks and emergencies

  • Able to work through challenges by setting a professional and upbeat example

  • Writing and math skills necessary to accurately complete a dilution calculations, volume, flow, density, weight, length, pressure and other unit conversions, calculate cider volumes/losses, and alcohol content

  • Consistently read and write orders, draft emails and the ability to complete form

  • Communicate clearly with co­workers and managers, verbally and written

  • Frequent problem solving

  • Physical Requirements: Consistently lift and carry 10 pounds and occasionally lift and carry 50 pounds to chest height

Desired Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Able to lift 55lbs

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time

  • Packaging experience a plus

  • Ability to problem solve and think on the fly

  • Must be able to safely and efficiently work in a busy and close quartered environment

  • Must be organized and task oriented

  • Safely handle hazardous chemicals in accordance with safety protocols

  • A passion for cider and craft beverages

  • 21 years of age with a valid license

Pay & Benefits:

  • Pay is based on experience and evaluated every six months

  • 3 weeks paid time off + select holidays

  • Health and wellness package (ski pass, gym membership, or similar) after 6 months

  • Free merch

  • Free cider

  • Opportunity to grow with a young and successful company

  • Experience in a growing industry

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

*Please accompany resume with a cover letter for the position.



Cider Maker

Stowe Cider is seeking a full-time Cider Maker to join our team! The person in this role will assist in the management of fermentation and ensure Stowe Cider continues to create the high-quality ciders our customers have come to love and expect.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fermentation management
Cider transfers
Filtration
Strict record keeping
Understand how to operate and maintain production equipment
Quality assurance and control
Maintain a clean, safe, and fun work environment
Represent company at occasional functions and meetings


Desired Skills:

Adaptability and flexibility to changing demands
Forward thinking and detailed planning
Organized, punctual, and able to work with a team and independently
Strong organizational, creative problem-solving, and analytical skills
Acute attention to detail
Ability to collect and analyze data
 

Requirements:

2+ Years of fermentation experience
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Lift 50 pounds
Stand and move for 8-10 hour shifts
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must have reliable transportation

 

Pay & Benefits:

  • Pay is based on experience and evaluated every six months

  • 3 weeks paid time off + select holidays

  • Health and wellness package (ski pass, gym membership, or similar) after 6 months

  • Free merch

  • Free cider

  • Opportunity to grow with a young and successful company

  • Experience in a growing industry

 

Job Type: Full-time

*Please accompany resume with a cover letter for the position.