WORK WITH STOWE CIDER

 
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Are you interested in working for Stowe Cider? Please see all current available positions below.
To apply, send an email with required information to careers@stowecider.com.

OPEN POSITIONS
Taproom Cider Slinger
Stowe Cider Brand Ambassador

TAPROOM CIDER SLINGER

This position is responsible for ensuring that customers have a positive and memorable experience at Stowe Cider. The candidate must have a passion for craft cider and for learning the details of the cider we produce and our company vision.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guiding customers through the draft and retail list

  • Greeting customers promptly and courteously

  • Setting and cleaning up daily operations and special events

  • Handle routine purchasing transactions, which include operating cash register

  • Accurately performing money handling procedures.

  • Stocking cider and retail merchandise in the tasting room

  • Promoting the sale of cider and merchandise sold in the taproom.

  • Effectively suggest and sell cider to customers

  • Learning to describe cider styles, cider making techniques and brand history to customers



Essential Assets:

  • Able to perform quality work efficiently with minimal supervision

  • Excellent people skills; able to project a friendly and helpful manner at all times

  • Able to be responsive and flexible at last minute requests

  • Willingness to be assigned other tasks or be asked to participate in other activities both on site and off site as needed.

  • Work in a team environment

  • Must have a love for cider!
     

Qualifications:

  • Valid DLC 1st class or manufacturers training certificate required

  • High school diploma or equivalent and/or qualified experience required

  • Retail experience a plus

  • Professional appearance and demeanor

  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds

  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift and bend for up to 8 hours a day

  • Must be able to work Fridays and Saturdays

  • Weekends, holidays and evenings required

 

Pay & Benefits:

  • $13/hr plus tips

  • Free merch

  • Free cider

  • Opportunity to grow with a young and successful company

  • Experience in a growing industry

 

Job Type: Full-time

*Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@stowecider.com 


CELLAR AND PRODUCTION WORKER

Job Summary:

We are a young, locally-owned hard cider company looking for a cellar worker 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.

A 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.

Attention to detail and working clean are top priorities.
Other duties of the Cellar Worker include but are not limited to; 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 10 hours per day if necessary depending on the production schedule.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Wear proper personal protective equipment i during the entire shift.

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

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

  • CIP transfer lines and transfer any cider that is scheduled and ready for 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 others to keep the day organized, running on time, and able to maintain a good workflow.

  • The 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.

  • Complete special projects assigned by supervisors.

  • Participate in the 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 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 submit resume and cover letter to careers@stowecider.com